MillerCoors Leaders Named

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“Hit the ground running on July 1st,” says CEO Kiely.

SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company today named the leadership team for MillerCoors, the joint venture of their U.S. and Puerto Rico operations.

As previously disclosed, Molson Coors CEO Leo Kiely will be CEO of MillerCoors and Miller Brewing Company CEO Tom Long will be the president and chief commercial officer.

Tim Wolf, the chief financial officer of Molson Coors, becomes chief integration officer and Miller CFO Gavin Hattersley takes on the role of CFO for Miller Coors.

Rounding out the team are (current organization in parentheses):

— Tom Cardella, Eastern Division President (Miller)
— Ed McBrien, Western Division President (Coors)
— Andy England, Chief Marketing Officer (Coors)
— Dennis Puffer, Chief Operations Officer (Coors)
— Karen Ripley, Chief Legal Officer (Miller)
— Jeanine Wasielewski, Head of Information Technology (Coors)
— Cornell Boggs, Chief Responsibility and Ethics Officer (Coors)
— Steve Woodward, Chief Human Resources Officer (Miller)
— Chris Kozina, Chief of Staff (Miller)
— Nehl Horton, Chief Communications and Government Affairs Officer (Miller)

“I believe this seasoned and diverse group of leaders is the best in the American beer business,” Kiely said in a release. “Together, we will create a stronger, more competitive U.S. brewer, with an enhanced portfolio of brands, and the experience and passion needed to win.”

The join venture received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday. It’s expected to close on June 30.

“As we continue to name the next levels of leadership, we will tap into the great talent at both Miller and Coors,” Kiely said. “We have already begun planning the core elements of the integration process, including developing our corporate, sales and marketing structures so we will be able to hit the ground running on July 1st.”

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