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Executive Officers

C. James Koch
Chairman and Founder

Jim Koch currently serves as our Chairman. Mr. Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 and was the Chief Executive Officer from that time until January 2001.

Martin F. Roper
President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin F. Roper was appointed Boston Beer’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2001, and has been President of the Company since December 1999, after having served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 1997. He joined Boston Beer as Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Development in September 1994.

John C. Geist
Chief Sales Officer

John C. Geist was appointed Boston Beer’s Chief Sales Officer in January 2016, after serving as our Vice President of Sales from 2007 to 2015 and National Sales Manager from 1998 to 2007. Mr. Geist joined the Company in 1997 from a large alcohol beverage distributor where he had been a sales manager.

David L. Grinnell
Vice President, Brewing

David L. Grinnell was appointed Boston Beer’s Vice President, Brewing effective January 2008, after serving as the Company’s Director of Quality and Brewing since 2001. Mr. Grinnell joined Boston Beer in 1988 from New Amsterdam Brewing Company, where he was a founding member..

Thomas  W. Lance
Vice President, Operations

Thomas W. Lance joined the Company in January 2007 after having served as Executive Vice President, Operations, of Ken's Foods of Marlborough, Massachusetts for more than five years. Prior to that, Mr. Lance held a number of positions in operations at Bausch & Lomb of Rochester, New York, following many years in operations at consumer food companies, namely, Welch's, General Mills and Quaker Oats.

Ai-Li Lim
Vice President, Human Resources

Ai-Li Lim is our Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Boston Beer in February 2012, Ms. Lim had served as Senior Director of Human Resources at Vistaprint USA, Inc., an online provider of marketing products and services located in Lexington, MA for over three years. She served as Director of Management Effectiveness at Fidelity Human Resources Service at FMR LLC, part of the Fidelity group of companies, from 2007 to 2008. Before that, Ms. Lim worked for the consulting firm Monitor Group for 13 years, serving during the last three years there as Global Human Asset Manager. Monitor Group is now part of Deloitte.

Matthew D. Murphy
Chief Accounting Officer

Matthew D. Murphy was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of Boston Beer in August 2015. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Murphy held the position of Corporate Controller at Boston Beer since September 2006. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he was Chief Financial Officer of Opodo, a leading European online travel agency, from 2004 to 2006.

Robert P. Pagano
Vice President, Brand Development

Robert P. Pagano joined Boston Beer in February 2011 as Vice President, Brand Development. He had previously served as Managing Director of the brand strategy firm Red Sky Insights, LLC, located in Sudbury, Massachusetts and New York, New York. From 2000 to 2006, he served as a partner of Monitor Group. In 1986, Mr. Pagano co-founded the advertising firm Pagano Schenck & Kay, Inc. In 1997, he sold his interest in the agency to become Senior Vice President and Group Account Director at Mullen Advertising, where he served until 2000.

Frank H. Smalla
Senior Vice President, Finance

Frank H. Smalla was appointed Boston Beer’s Senior Vice President, Finance in January 2016. Mr. Smalla previously worked in various senior financial roles for Kraft Food Groups, Inc. of Northfield, Illinois from 1995 through 2015, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance of U.S. Business Units, U.S. Sales, Integrated Supply Chain, RDQ and Marketing Services. He held the positions of Senior Vice President of Finance from 2012 to 2015 and Vice President of Finance from 2010 to 2012.

Quincy B. Troupe
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Quincy B. Troupe was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain in January 2016. Mr. Troupe has over fifteen years of supply chain management experience in the consumer food industry. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he served as Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy, for the Pepperidge Farm division of Campbell Soup Company, Inc. from 2013 to 2015, and as Vice President, Supply Chain for Campbell North America from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Campbell Soup, Mr. Troupe served in various senior operational roles with Mars, Inc. of McLean, Virginia from 1997 to 2010.

William F. Urich
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

William F. Urich was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company in September 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Urich had been the Chief Financial Officer of Acirca, Inc., a producer of organic foods and beverages, from 2001 to 2003. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Urich served as Vice President Finance and Business Development for United Distillers & Vintners, a subsidiary of Diageo, PLC, and from 1995 to 1998 as its Vice President Finance and Treasurer.

Kathleen H. Wade
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Kathleen H. Wade joined Boston Beer in 1999 as Corporate Legal Director and Corporate Secretary. She became Secretary of the Company in 2010 and was appointed Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary in March 2012.

The executive officers of the Company are elected annually by the Board of Directors and hold office until their successors are elected and qualified, or until their earlier removal or resignation.