MillerCoors Sales Execs Named


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Regional vice presidents, top chain and craft/import exec announced.

The MillerCoors sales structure is taking shape as regional vice presidents and a top chain, crafts and imports executive were named today.

The MillerCoors organization will be divided into eight regions, plus Puerto Rico, each overseen by a vice president.

Kevin Doyle, currently Miller Brewing Company’s vice president-Midwest Region, was named chief customer officer and managing director of the craft and import division. In that role he will oversee chain as well as crafts and imports. He will report directly to Tom Long, who will be president and chief commercial officer of the new organization.

“Two of the essential requirements for winning in beer are leading value creation in chains and other strategic customers, and taking share in the fast growing craft and import sector,” Long said in a memo announcing Doyle’s appointment.

Meanwhile, Tom Cardella and Ed McBrien — the presidents of MillerCoors’ Eastern and Western divisions, respectively — named the regional vice presidents reporting to them.

Eastern Division regional vice presidents reporting to Cardella are:

— Paul Hanson, regional vice president – Great Lakes Region (Milwaukee): Joined Miller in 1982; currently vice president – Western Region.

— Neil Kiely, regional vice president – Northeast Region (New Jersey): Joined Coors in 2007; currently regional vice president – East Region.

— Stephen Horgan, regional vice president – Southeast Region (Atlanta): Joined Coors in 2007; currently vice president – Key Accounts.

— William Dreger, regional vice president – Mid-Atlantic Region (Charlotte): Joined Miller in 1981; currently area vice president – Texas

Western Division regional vice presidents, as well as the Puerto Rico vice president, reporting to McBrien are:

— Michael Magoulas, regional vice president – Central Region (Kansas City): Joined Miller in 2006; currently general manager – South Central Market Area.

— Jeff Colbert, regional vice president – Southwest Region (Dallas): Joined Coors in 2002; currently regional vice president – South Region.

— Jami McDermid, regional vice president – Mountain Region (Golden): Joined Coors in 2005; currently vice president – commercial development

— Mike McGhee, regional vice president – Pacific Region (Roseville): Joined Coors in 1982; currently regional vice president – West Region.

— Javier Soler, vice president – Puerto Rico (Guaynabo): Joined Coors in 2007; currently vice president and general manager – Caribbean and Travel Retail.

“Earlier this month, we shared our vision of becoming the best beer company in America,” Cardella and McBrien said in a memo to distributors. “We’ll do this through our brands, our people, our partners and our scale.

“MillerCoors creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the nature of competition in the beer business by creating a best-in-class sales force.”


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