Big Rock Brewery Income Trust has appointed Bill McKenzie as president of Big Rock Brewery Operations, effective January 1, 2010.
Mr McKenzie has been in the Canadian beverage alcohol industry since 1988, and has held various senior leadership roles with Big Rock as well as international beverage organizations Diageo and Molson.
Ed McNally, who will retain the chairman and CEO positions, has tasked Mr McKenzie with continuing to grow Big Rock’s presence in the Canadian market, strengthening its leadership position in the craft brewery segment and maintaining the brewery’s strong community relationships.
Mr McKenzie said: “Big Rock has the right people, the right beer and our future remains bright. I’m thrilled with this appointment and grateful to Mr McNally and the board of directors for their trust and confidence. Along with the entire management team, I am committed that our employees, shareholders, and customers receive the very best. We will continue to embrace the values and culture that Ed and the McNally family have established over the past 24 years.”