The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced leadership changes effective April 1. Dave Burwick will retire as president and CEO and member of the Board of Directors, with Michael Spillane to assume the president and CEO role effective upon Burwick’s retirement. Spillane is currently the lead director of The Boston Beer Co. and has been a board member since 2016.
Suja Life, a Paine Schwartz Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Suja Organic and Vive Organic, announced the appointment of Maria Stipp as its new CEO, effective Feb. 20. Stipp succeeds Bob DeBorde who will retire and remain an active member as Chair of the Board of Directors.
PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., appointed Ram Krishnan CEO for PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA). Krishnan’s appointment follows the retirement of Kirk Tanner from PepsiCo on Feb. 2. Tanner was appointed by The Wendy’s Co.’s Board of Directors as president and CEO, effective Feb. 5.
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Burlington, Mass., and Frisco, Texas, announced the appointment of Tim Cofer as chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort, as a key step in the company's CEO succession plan. Cofer, who will join KDP on Nov. 6, will work side by side with Gamgort while in a COO capacity, with a planned transition to CEO in the second quarter of 2024. Gamgort will serve as executive chairman of KDP after the transition occurs.
Keane’s leadership brings nearly 20 years of beverage industry experience
August 21, 2023
American Beverage (AB), Washington, D.C., announced that Kevin W. Keane, a longtime member of the beverage industry’s leadership team, has been named its new president and chief executive officer. Keane will provide day-to-day leadership and management of the industry trade group to advance its strategic priorities, working in close partnership with AB’s full team and the AB Board leadership.
The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., announced that Kevin Keane will serve as interim president and CEO effective immediately. Keane will succeed Katherine Lugar, who recently announced she will return to the hotel industry as executive vice president of global corporate affairs at Hilton.
Both leaders bring noteworthy expertise, experience to corporate team
November 28, 2022
Austin, Texas-based Nutrabolt, a global active health and wellness company, announced the addition of Chief Marketing Officer Robert Zajac, and Chief Growth Officer, Sabba Naserian to its executive team. Each highly accomplished leader takes a results-driven approach to innovation, and plays an integral role in pushing the company to its next phase of success, it says.
ROAR Organic, Bethlehem, Pa., shared it is heading into Q4 with a number of notable updates to finish out the year. With the latest SPINS data reporting ROAR Organic retail sales are up 87% year-to-date, the beverage brand continues to expand, including its recent national launch into Whole Foods Market, an upcoming launch into 95% of Kroger stores nationwide, increased availability in key retailer Albertsons/Safeway, and a new president in beverage veteran Bill Lange.