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06.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BEAM INC.

Three top executives with Beam Inc., which is being acquired by Suntory Holdings Ltd., have announced their resignations.  Chief Financial Officer ROBERT PROBST and corporate controller LEO MIERZWICKI are pursuing other professional opportunities.  For both, their decisions were linked to the changes of their roles as a result of the takeover.  Probst will resign effective May 31, while Mierzwicki will resign effective July 1O.  In addition, Beam’s North America President WILLIAM NEWLANDS also decided to [...] Read More »

BACARDI LIMITED

President and Chief Officer ED SHIRLEY is retiring from the company after a 36-year career.  An interim CEO will be announced and serve until a successor is appointed.  During his tenure with Bacardí Limited, Shirley helped reignite the company’s global marketing with new campaigns for Bacardí rum, Dewar’s Blended Scotch whisky, Grey Goose vodka and Martini vermouth and Italian sparkling wines.  Additionally, the company acquired St-Germain elderflower liqueur. [...] Read More »

NORTH AMERICAN BREWERIES

KRIS SIRCHIO has been named Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Sirchio will lead all facets of NAB, including its brewery operations, alehouses and sales and marketing efforts.  Previously, he has led profit and growth across companies and brands including Brown-Forman, Syngenta and Procter & Gamble.  Most recently Sirchio served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Committee Member at Brown-Forman. He started his career with Ernst & Young in management consulting. [...] Read More »

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