Press release from Business Wire
Molson Coors Names Ralph Hargrow to MillerCoors Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Molson Coors Names Ralph Hargrow to MillerCoors Board of Directors13:21 EDT Tuesday, May 11, 2010 DENVER & CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) today announced that it has named its Chief People Officer Ralph Hargrow to the MillerCoors Board of Directors. Hargrow is replacing Dave Perkins, who was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Canada. Peter Coors, Chairman of both Molson Coors and MillerCoors, stated, “We are very fortunate to be bringing Ralph on to the Board to lend his counsel in talent management and employee engagement. His insight and perspective will be particularly valuable to the Board as MillerCoors continues on its path to becoming the best beer company in America.” Hargrow has served Molson Coors Brewing Company as global chief people officer since 2005 and is a seasoned human resources executive with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to this role, Mr. Hargrow headed his own human resources consulting business servicing large multi-national companies in the U.S. Before he joined Molson Coors, Hargrow served in numerous executive capacities overseeing the implementation of corporate HR programs at large consumer companies including International Multifoods Corporation, and before that, Rollerblade Inc. Hargrow's experience includes senior human resource management roles with Ryder System Ltd. and its Business- Aviation Division, Duquesne Light Company, Inc. and the Xerox Corporation. MillerCoors is a U.S. joint venture of Molson Coors Brewing Company and SABMiller plc, which was launched on July 1, 2008. Molson Coors has a 42 percent economic interest in MillerCoors. About Molson Coors Brewing Company Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world's beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon, and Keystone Light across North America, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the U.S. through MillerCoors; and in the U.K. and Ireland through Molson Coors UK. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company and our portfolio of brands, visit the company's website, www.molsoncoors.com. About MillerCoors MillerCoors brews, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Built on a foundation of great beer brands and more than 289 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment. Miller Lite is the great-tasting beer that established the American light beer category in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to Rocky Mountain cold refreshment. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Molson Canadian and offers innovative products such as Miller Chill and Sparks. MillerCoors features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel's craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America by driving profitable industry growth. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.