KITCHENER, ON, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Brick Brewing Co. Limited ("Brick" or the "Company") (TSX: BRB), the largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly held brewery in Ontario, today announced it has hired Jim Manz as Director of Sales, Canada. Jim will be responsible for Brick Brewing business across Canada and will report directly to Brick Brewing President and CEO George Croft.
"Jim has a demonstrated track record as a leader and as a business builder, focused on creating and expanding sales relationships as well as driving volume growth," said Brick Brewing President and CEO George Croft. "He brings unique strengths to Brick Brewing in terms of identifying new opportunities to maximize the value of rapidly expanding Waterloo Craft Premium brands and our Seagram Cooler and Cider products."
"I am thrilled to join Brick Brewing and to build on the proven assets the company has developed across the craft premium beer and the Seagram cooler and cider space," said Manz. "I look forward to working with this team and delighting consumers across Canada with our Waterloo Craft Premium beer and Seagram coolers and cider."
Most recently, Jim led Restaurants Canada efforts as Vice President, Membership. He joined Restaurants Canada in March 2013. In that role, Jim led membership growth and retention. He was also accountable for the development and achievement of sales strategy and targets.
Prior to Restaurants Canada, Jim spent 19 years at Labatt Breweries of Canada leading a variety of sales management roles including Key Account Manager, Retail Manager and District Sales Manager in both British Columbia and Ontario. He has also held sales leadership positions with Fosters Wine Estates and Starbucks Canada's Foodservice division.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
About Brick Brewing
Brick is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly held brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario, and is credited with pioneering the present day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Brick has complemented its Waterloo brand premium craft beers with other popular brands such as Laker, Red Baron, Red Cap and Formosa Springs Draft. In March 2011 Brick purchased the Canadian rights to the Seagram Coolers and now produces, sells, markets and distributes Seagram Coolers across Canada. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at www.brickbeer.com.
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