“Thanks to his years in the North American beer business, and as a member of the MillerCoors board of directors, Stewart brings the right combination of brand-building expertise and senior leadership experience to head-up our highly-successful Canadian team,” according to Swinburn.
Dave Perkins, CEO, Molson Coors Canada, has announced plans to retire after more than 30 years in the beer business. Prior to his current position, Perkins served as President, Global Brands and Market Development where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the company’s business and brand portfolio in global markets. In this role, he led business operations in Asia, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. Before the merger with Adolph Coors Company, he served as Chief Market Development Officer for Molson Canada, and previously held the dual role of President of Molson USA and President of Market Development for Molson, Inc. in North America.
“It is fitting that Dave retires from the top job in Canada after spending so many successful years building the Molson brands as well as the lasting relationship between the Molson and Coors companies,” said Swinburn. “Dave’s achievements are too numerous to count—he’s a true beer champion and an outstanding business leader.”
In other leadership news, Celso White has been promoted to Global Chief Supply Chain Officer, following an announcement by Greg Wade to retire from this position at the end of 2012. White joined Molson Coors in September 2010 as Chief Supply Chain Officer for the international business, where he played a key role in the company’s emerging market growth strategy, leading expansions into China, India, Ukraine and Spain. Prior to Molson Coors, White spent five years as vice president and general manager with PepsiCo, Inc.’s Americas Concentrate Operations where he led all aspects of operations and supply chain for PepsiCo Concentrate throughout the Americas. White also brings R&D and process engineering experience from Campbell Soup Company and M&M/Mars, Inc.