Kraft Foods Group chief financial officer Frank Smalla has been appointed CFO at the Boston Beer Company, replacing drinks industry veteran and ex-Diageo CEO Bill Ulrich, thedrinksbusiness.com reports.
Smalla will assume the new position on 4 January, leaving a position he has held since 2012.
Boston Beer’s president and CEO, Martin Roper, commented, “Frank’s experience in managing the finances of a diverse array of business units for a respected food and beverage company will be a great addition to the company’s leadership team. This is particularly important as our business continues to expand and becomes more complex.”
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Smalla added, “I have long admired the Boston Beer Company for its innovation and commitment to brewing quality beers like Samuel Adams. I am delighted that I will be part of the team that develops and implements the company’s strategies to support its current and future growth.”
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