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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..

Tara L. Heath
Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel

Tara L. Heath was appointed Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel of Boston Beer in July 2016. She joined the Company in 1997 and has held various positions during that time, including Senior Corporate Counsel, Director of Regulatory Affairs from 2013 to 2016 and Senior Manager & Attorney for Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2013.

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.

Frank H. Smalla
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Frank H. Smalla was named Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Beer on February 19, 2016, after serving in the interim position of Senior Vice President, Finance since January 2016. Mr. Smalla previously worked in various senior financial roles for Kraft Foods Group, 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.

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.