ACG Portland’s July Peer Growth will be a special evening with Andy Thomas–CEO of Craft Brew Alliance (CBA). Join us for a fun and informative evening at Widmer Brewing, one of CBA’s signature brands. The evening includes tours of the brewery, great beer, and wonderful eats.
DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
LOCATION: Widmer Brewery (929 N Russell Street, Portland, OR 97227)
SCHEDULE: Arrive @ 5:30 PM
- 5:40 PM -1st Brewery Tour
- (6:00 PM) – 2nd Brewery Tour
- 6:20 PM – 3rd Brewery Tour
- 6:45-7:30 PM – Andy Thomas and announcements
Andy Thomas will share:
- CBA’s growth history
- Trends impacting the industry
- His strategy for evolving CBA
Thomas took over as the company’s new CEO, January 1, 2014. He had served as CBA’s president of commercial operations since June 2011. Thomas joined CBA as President of Commercial Operations in 2011 after serving as an independent consultant to the company for 18 months. In his tenure at CBA, Thomas has been responsible for establishing the company’s unique national portfolio strategy that has propelled the company’s volume growth to 14% in the most recent quarter.
Thomas brings more than two decades of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods and the beer and beverage industries to his role as CEO for CBA. He spent 12 years at Heineken International, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries across four continents, and served as
president & CEO of Heineken USA from 2005-2007.