Mr Ulrich Dieter and Mr Thomas Lehmann are the two new Managing Directors of Ziemann Group. Mr Andreas Weinlein’s successor, Mr Ulrich Dieter has been responsible for the areas of Human Resources, Purchasing, IT and Quality Management since June 1, 2011. As of July 1, 2011 Mr Thomas Lehmann will be the new Managing Director for Sales and Marketing.

The Brewers Association (BA) has announced a new board of directors in March 2011.

Simon Spillane, now Communications Senior Advisor for the Brewers of Europe, Brussels/Belgium, succeeds Niall Doheny, Head of Communications, who left the organization in April 2011.

As of Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Mr. Joachim Gunkel is no longer a member of the Management Board. The relationship was terminated by mutual consent. There had been differences of opinion regarding the management style.

His life is the stuff of legend: from humble milkman to world-renowned saviour of the centuries-old unfiltered Belgian witbier style. Pierre Celis had vision, determination, perseverance ... and a sure touch for picking the wrong partners.

Specialist plastics packaging technology business Petainer has promoted two sales managers to newly created posts as regional sales directors.

As of April 1, 2011, Cosimo Trimigliozzi will lead the newly formed Wild Flavors International Business Unit, which has been created in addition to the two existing operating business units of the Wild Flavors GmbH: Wild Flavors Europe GmbH, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and Wild Affiliated Holding, Inc., headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA. The Business Unit will be comprised of the current Wild business in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. It is headquartered in Sisseln, Switzerland and supported by the local Wild production facilities in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Beijing (China).

Everyone in the brewing industry who wants to manage their companies successfully has to stay ahead of developing trends. This is also mirrored in the motto of the second International Brewing Convention, “Ahead of the Curve”, which took place in Manchester, UK, from 18 to 20 October 2010 and was jointly organised by the Institute of Brewing (IBD) and the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers´ Association (BFBi).

Shareholders and Supervisory Board of KHS GmbH have appointed Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer (43) as CEO of KHS GmbH, effective as of April 1, 2011. Prof. Niemeyer has been a member of the KHS Executive Management Board since September 14, 2009 and has been previously responsible for the technology division. He will continue in this position in addition to his duties and responsibilities as CEO. The present CEO, Roland Flach (66), will be retiring from this office on March 31, 2011.

Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kreisz (41) was appointed Research Director for Brewing and Yeast Technology at the renowned Carlsberg Research Center in Kopenhagen, Denmark. He started working in this position on 1 January 2011.

It was crowded at this year’s Brau Beviale, even behind the scenes of the traditionally well-attended halls and stands. The BRAUWELT Brunch, organised by Fachverlag Hans Carl GmbH, which took place at   Thursday, 13 November 2010, from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, again attracted representatives from industry, organisations, universities and other institutions from Germany and abroad.

Hayes, 44, is currently president and chief operating officer of Ball. He joined the company in 1999. Hoover, 65, has been Ball’s CEO since 2001. He has been a member of Ball’s board of directors since 1996 and will remain its chairman.

Mr. Jürg Zuber was nominated as Managing Director of this new company. Jürg Zuber has been with the Filtrox Group for over 10 years.

Consider this: A young women of 27, suddenly thrown into the awesome responsibility of managing a century old company. Such was the task that Sabine Weyermann faced on August 3, 1985, when her father Heinz, not even 60 years old, suddenly passed away. Only four years earlier, in the family tradition, Sabine had finished her brew engineering degree at Weihenstephan, but the next few years were a fast track of on-the-job training. By 1989, she had found a partner in her new husband, Thomas Kraus, also a Weihenstephan-trained brew engineer.

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