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USA | Glen Patrick Fox, a senior research fellow at Australia’s University of Queensland, on 1 July 2019, became UC Davis’ new Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science. Dr Fox succeeds Charlie Bamforth, who held the position from 1999 until his retirement last year.

The global producer of alcoholic beverages is making changes to its leadership within central Europe as Chris Stagg, currently Cluster Director for Central Europe operations, will return to the United Kingdom effective 1st August 2019 and assume a new role within the company.


It was with deep sadness that the brewing community learnt of the passing of Warren Quilliam on the 6th May 2019. Warren was well known and respected in global brewing circles and will be missed by many friends around the world.


Dr. Rudolf Michel was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Doemens Academy in February 2019.


USA | How to market stuff to tech-happy Millennials? Ask someone from Uber, the ride-hailing firm. Better, still, appoint a former Uber manager to your board. The Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) just did that and in March 2019 appointed Meghan V. Joyce as an independent Director with immediate effect.


The Tetra Laval Group Board has appointed Ms Monica Gimre President & CEO of Sidel Group effective July 1, 2019.


Brewing and malting scientist Charlie Bamforth, known as the “Pope of Foam” for his extensive research, will join the staff at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the brewery announced on 13 February 2019. Bamforth will hold the position of Senior Quality Advisor.


Mikhail Fedorov is the new Sales Director for Russia and the CIS countries at the Ludwigsburg-based company. „We are pleased that such an acknowledged expert strengthens our team from now on. Due to his many years of experience as a sales and production engineer, Fedorov has excellent knowledge of these important markets, as well as the process technology for breweries, distilleries and the production of non-alcoholic beverages,” explained Florian Schneider, Head of Sales EMEA at Ziemann Holvrieka.


Diversey, a global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, announced November 28, 2018 the appointment of Mark S. Burgess as its new Chief Executive Officer effective December 17, 2018.


Bernhard Chilla will be appointed as Market Insights Manager and author of the Brewing Raw Material Journal at RMI Analytics. He will join the brewing raw material markets information company on 1 December 2018, following Scott Casey, who decided to leave RMI in April this year.


Since July 1, 2018, Markus Gerner has been strengthening the team of Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH, Ludwigsburg, as Head of Sales Western Europe. “In addition to his professional qualifications, Markus Gerner has many years of practical and sales experience in the European brewing, beverage, food and dairy industry, which makes him the ideal contact person for our customers”, explained Florian Schneider, the company’s Head of Sales EMEA.