People Moves

Lord Hobo Leadership Moves: Brian Walsh Takes Over as CEO From Founder Daniel Lanigan; Simon Thorpe, Wendy Nowokunski Added to Board

Lord Hobo Leadership Moves: Brian Walsh Takes Over as CEO From Founder Daniel Lanigan; Simon Thorpe, Wendy Nowokunski Added to Board

Lord Hobo Brewing Co. has appointed industry veteran Brian Walsh as the Woburn, Massachusetts-based craft brewery’s new CEO. The company informed employees today that Walsh, who last served as CEO of Smuttynose Brewing Company, has assumed the post from Lord Hobo founder Daniel Lanigan, who will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.

New Duvel USA President Seraf De Smedt and Leadership Team Discuss Path Forward for Boulevard, Brewery Ommegang

New Duvel USA President Seraf De Smedt and Leadership Team Discuss Path Forward for Boulevard, Brewery Ommegang

Newly appointed Duvel USA president Seraf De Smedt and members of the company’s leadership team discussed the path forward today nearly five months after the revelation of a toxic work environment led to leadership changes at the top of Boulevard Brewing Company. “We’ve focused a lot the last few months on collaboration and really having transparent and honest conversations,” vice president of communication and culture Julie Weeks told Brewbound.

Sierra Nevada VP of Sales Resigns to ‘Pursue Other Opportunities’

Sierra Nevada VP of Sales Resigns to ‘Pursue Other Opportunities’

Sierra Nevada VP of sales Nick Lundquist has resigned from the company “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a note shared with wholesalers by Joe Whitney, the Chico, California-headquartered craft brewery’s chief commercial officer.

Pabst General Manager Matt Bruhn to Depart the Company

Pabst General Manager Matt Bruhn to Depart the Company

Pabst president and general manager Matt Bruhn will depart the company on May 14, Pabst shared with wholesalers in an update provided to Brewbound. Bruhn’s forthcoming departure follows nearly four years at the company. He joined Pabst as chief marketing officer in November 2017 and was promoted to president and general manager in September 2018.

Anheuser-Busch Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Anheuser-Busch Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Four days after announcing a succession plan for its top leadership post, Anheuser-Busch InBev revealed several executive leadership changes with its wholesaler partners, effective immediately.

Twisted Pine Brewing Hires New Head Brewer

Twisted Pine Brewing, one of Boulder’s oldest and most award-winning breweries, has welcomed Jeff Griffith to the team as their new head brewer. Griffith brings over 15 years of professional brewing experience to Twisted Pine, notably as Odyssey Beerwerks’ Director of Brewery Operations and as FATE Brewing’s Head Brewer.

DrinkTanks Names Caroline Macdonnell Director of Marketing

DrinkTanks is pleased to announce the addition of Caroline Macdonell as the new Director of Marketing. Macdonell will be responsible for the development and day-to-day operations of the brand.