Sierra Nevada Brewing Company appoints Joe Whitney as Chief Commercial Officer
Sierra Nevada has a new Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Whitney. With years of industry experience this is a great step for him and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
By Shira Kogut on Nov. 28, 2016
New Chief Commercial Officer of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company announced the promotion of Joe Whitney, a 10-year veteran of the company, to the newly-created position of Chief Commercial Officer. The promotion is one in a series of appointments to the Senior Leadership Team, including the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer roles. Whitney has witnessed firsthand significant change in the craft beer industry, having served in Senior Marketing and Sales roles for The Boston Beer Company for 13 years and New Belgium Brewing Company for four years.
As we continue to look to the future and plan for sustainable, long-term growth, having a Senior Leadership Team in place is crucial. Joe has led the Sales and Marketing teams brilliantly throughout our development. Given the challenges facing the craft beer industry currently, there is no individual better suited to help us navigate these waters. – Ken Grossman, Founder and CEO, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
A Word from Joe Whitney
“I couldn’t be more proud of the brand and the nearly 1,100 individuals responsible for its success,” says Joe Whitney. “I’m honored to be working with best-in-class Sales and Marketing teams during a very turbulent time in craft beer. Sierra Nevada’s quality and innovative spirit will continue to resonate with generations of drinkers long into the future. It’s our opportunity and responsibility to give them choices when they choose to drink.”
Whitney’s appointment creates a vacancy with the Vice President of Sales position, to be filled early in 2017.
About Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California, and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse as well as advances in sustainability. It is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo, Hop Hunter IPA, Nooner Pilsner, Otra Vez, Kellerweis, Porter, Stout and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers.
Shared from Beer Pulse; read the press release here.
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