People Moves

Lord Hobo Promotes COO Nathan Whipple to President, Refreshes Packaging

Lord Hobo Promotes COO Nathan Whipple to President, Refreshes Packaging

In its fifth year, Lord Hobo Brewing is making some changes — the company’s packaging has gotten a makeover, there’s a new face at the helm and plans for a taproom in New York City have been scrapped. Longtime chief operating officer Nathan Whipple has moved into the role of president.

Yakima Chief Hops Announces New CEO

Yakima Chief Hops, a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier for the craft brewing industry, has introduced Ryan Hopkins as YCH’s new Chief Executive Officer, promoting Hopkins from Chief Sales Officer.

Adam Lambert to Join Roak Brewing and Dark Horse as President

Adam Lambert to Join Roak Brewing and Dark Horse as President

Long-time beer industry sales exec Adam Lambert is on the move. After more than a year as chief revenue officer for BrewDog USA, Lambert is joining Michigan’s Roak Brewing Company and Dark Horse Brewing Company as president.

People Moves: Stone Distributing GM Dave Watson Departs, Interim GM Named

People Moves: Stone Distributing GM Dave Watson Departs, Interim GM Named

In the latest edition of People Moves: Stone Distributing Company general manager Dave Watson is no longer leading the San Diego-headquartered craft brewery’s wholesaler division, and the company has tapped Anthony Trento as interim GM. Also, job changes at Firestone Walker, Boochcraft and Two Robbers.

Lagunitas CEO Maria Stipp Steps Down; Dennis Peek Named Replacement

Lagunitas CEO Maria Stipp Steps Down; Dennis Peek Named Replacement

After five years at the helm of Heineken N.V.-owned, Petaluma, California-based Lagunitas Brewing Company, CEO Maria Stipp is exiting the company, according to a press release. Effective February 21, Dennis Peek, who most recently served as managing director of Heineken Canada, will take over the CEO role.

Deschutes VP of Marketing Neal Stewart Takes on VP of Sales Role

Deschutes VP of Marketing Neal Stewart Takes on VP of Sales Role

Deschutes Brewery has named vice president of marketing Neal Stewart as its next vice president of sales. Stewart’s promotion to VP of sales and marketing was announced Friday during a quarterly “co-owners meeting” of the employee-owned company’s workforce.

Dogfish Head President and COO to Exit the Company

Dogfish Head President and COO to Exit the Company

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery president and COO George Pastrana will exit the company on Friday, February 14. Boston Beer Company, which merged with the Milton, Delaware-based craft brewery last year, confirmed Pastrana’s pending departure from the company.