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Stone Brewing – Berlin Welcomes New Vice President & General Manager

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Press Release   |   April 19, 2017

Stone Brewing – Berlin Welcomes New Vice President & General Manager

Marcus Thieme to Lead Stone Brewing’s European Business   Berlin, April 19 2017 –Today, Stone Brewing announces Marcus Thieme as the new Vice President & General Manager @StoneBerlin. Marcus will lead the Berlin-based team by developing sales and growth strategies and providing guidance to Stone Brewing’s Berlin and European operations. Marcus will report directly to Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder & Executive Chairman Greg Koch.   “After an extensive search, we’re pleased to have found Marcus, as he encompasses the perfect match for advancing our businesses in Berlin and across Europe,” stated Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “Not only does he have an impressive track record, but also brings a proven and vast experience in building up brands in the US, across international markets and especially in Europe.”    “I am honored to be part of this great company, team and outstanding brand” adds Marcus Thieme. “While I was living in the US, I had become an avid fan of Stone Brewing, making this opportunity uniquely exciting for me personally. Craft beer has great potential in Europe and we are at the beginning of a very exciting journey. Beer fans are hungry to discover new and exciting flavors, and Stone Brewing is the benchmark for high-quality, full-character beer styles delivered fresh to our fans across Europe. What’s more, it is especially gratifying to be able to bring my family back to Berlin.”   Marcus most recently worked with Jägermeister, where he held various leadership positions for the past 16 years. He began his career at Jägermeister as an Area Manager Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he became Regional Director, responsible for the Africa/Europe Region. From 2010 to 2014 his responsibilities concentrated on the Western Europe region before taking on a U.S. assignment as CEO of Mast-Jägermeister Services USA, based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer for a Jägermeister subsidiary, Sidney Frank Importing Co. Marcus received a degree in Business Economics from the International Business School in Lippstadt, Germany in 2001 and speaks four languages: German, English, Spanish and Russian.     Stone Brewing Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Stone Brewing has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany). Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing … and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man.  For more information on Stone Brewing,  please visit stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.   Contact Stone Brewing European Markets Colin Lenz Stone Brewing GmbH | Im Marienpark 22 | 12107 Berlin, Germany P +49 30  212 343  40 | M +49 151 239 71 870 | colin.lenz@stonebrewing.eu | www.stonebrewing.eu

Marcus Thieme to Lead Stone Brewing’s European Business
 

Berlin, April 19 2017 –Today, Stone Brewing announces Marcus Thieme as the new Vice President & General Manager @StoneBerlin. Marcus will lead the Berlin-based team by developing sales and growth strategies and providing guidance to Stone Brewing’s Berlin and European operations. Marcus will report directly to Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder & Executive Chairman Greg Koch.
 

“After an extensive search, we’re pleased to have found Marcus, as he encompasses the perfect match for advancing our businesses in Berlin and across Europe,” stated Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “Not only does he have an impressive track record, but also brings a proven and vast experience in building up brands in the US, across international markets and especially in Europe.” 
 

“I am honored to be part of this great company, team and outstanding brand” adds Marcus Thieme. “While I was living in the US, I had become an avid fan of Stone Brewing, making this opportunity uniquely exciting for me personally. Craft beer has great potential in Europe and we are at the beginning of a very exciting journey. Beer fans are hungry to discover new and exciting flavors, and Stone Brewing is the benchmark for high-quality, full-character beer styles delivered fresh to our fans across Europe. What’s more, it is especially gratifying to be able to bring my family back to Berlin.”
 

Marcus most recently worked with Jägermeister, where he held various leadership positions for the past 16 years. He began his career at Jägermeister as an Area Manager Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he became Regional Director, responsible for the Africa/Europe Region. From 2010 to 2014 his responsibilities concentrated on the Western Europe region before taking on a U.S. assignment as CEO of Mast-Jägermeister Services USA, based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer for a Jägermeister subsidiary, Sidney Frank Importing Co. Marcus received a degree in Business Economics from the International Business School in Lippstadt, Germany in 2001 and speaks four languages: German, English, Spanish and Russian.

 

 

Stone Brewing
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Stone Brewing has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany). Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing … and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man.  For more information on Stone Brewing,  please visit stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

 

Contact Stone Brewing European Markets
Colin Lenz

Stone Brewing GmbH | Im Marienpark 22 | 12107 Berlin, Germany

P +49 30  212 343  40 | M +49 151 239 71 870 | colin.lenz@stonebrewing.eu | www.stonebrewing.eu

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