The Boston Beer Company And NHL Announce Multiyear U.S. Partnership Making Truly Hard Seltzer The Official Hard Seltzer Of The NHL
George Pastrana is President at Dogfish Head, responsible for managing the operations and leading the leaders of Dogfish Head Brewery. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading consumer businesses, brand development, and consumer product innovation. Mr. Pastrana joined Dogfish Head in January 2018 after serving as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing and Innovation of ACH Food Companies of Chicago, IL from April 2011 to December 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Pastrana served in senior level roles with SSL International, CIBA Vision, Crayola, Webvan Group, SC Johnson, Schering-Plough, and Procter & Gamble from 1988 through 2011.
Sam Calagione is Founder and Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery with overall responsibility for managing the Dogfish Head brand. He founded Dogfish Head with his wife Mariah in June 1995 and served as CEO until the July 2019 merger with Boston Beer. In 2017, Mr. Calagione won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. During his twenty-four years at the helm of Dogfish Head, he has grown the company from a small brewpub in Rehoboth, DE to an award-winning nationally-recognized brand and destination. Mr. Calagione's skills in brewing, innovation, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship are an invaluable asset to Boston Beer's leadership team.
The Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery to Merge, Creating the Most Dynamic American-Owned Platform for Craft Beer and Beyond
Lesya Lysyj joined the Company as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2019. Ms. Lysyj has nearly 30 years of marketing experience in the food and beverage industry. Prior to joining Boston Beer, she served as President U.S. (Sales and Marketing) for Welch’s Foods, based in Concord, Massachusetts from September 2017 to April 2019. From 2013 to 2015, she served as President North America of Weight Watchers International. She was Chief Marketing Officer for Heineken USA, headquartered in New York City, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, she held a number of positions with Kraft Foods from 1990 to 2011, including positions as Vice President Marketing, Confectionary and Executive Vice President of Marketing, Cadbury.