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Boston Beer Company Inc (SAM)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

C. James Koch

67 2010 Chairman of the Board

Martin Roper

54 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank Smalla

51 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Quincy Troupe

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Matthew Murphy

48 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Jonathan Potter

53 2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Cheryl Fisher

58 2016 Vice President - Human Resources

David Grinnell

59 2008 Vice President - Brewing

Tara Heath

42 2016 Vice President - Legal, Deputy General Counsel

John Geist

57 2016 Chief Sales Officer

Jean-Michel Valette

56 2013 Lead Director, Independent Director

Cynthia Fisher

56 2014 Director

David Burwick

55 2005 Independent Director

David Fialkow

58 2016 Independent Director

Michael Spillane

56 2016 Independent Director

Gregg Tanner

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

C. James Koch

Mr. C. James Koch is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He founded Boston Beer in 1984 and currently serves as its Chairman. Until January 2001, Mr. Koch also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He also served as the Company’s Secretary/Clerk until May 2010. Prior to starting Boston Beer, he had worked as a consultant for an international consulting firm, with a focus on manufacturing.

Martin Roper

Mr. Martin F. Roper is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined Boston Beer as Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Development in September 1994, became the Chief Operating Officer in April 1997, and became President and Chief Operating Officer in December 1999. In April 2006, Mr. Roper joined the Board of Directors of Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE: LL), a Virginia-based hardwood flooring retailer, where he serves as Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Roper holds a master’s degree in manufacturing from Cambridge University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he worked as a strategy consultant and led small manufacturing companies in turn-around situations.

Frank Smalla

Mr. Frank H. Smalla is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Smalla previously worked in various senior financial roles for Kraft Food Groups, 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 2012-2015 and Vice President of Finance from 2010-2012.

Quincy Troupe

Mr. Quincy B. Troupe is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company. He 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.

Matthew Murphy

Mr. Matthew Donal Murphy is Chief Accounting Officer of The Company. 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.

Jonathan Potter

Mr. Jonathan N. Potter is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he held positions with Moet Hennessy USA (MH), a wine and spirits company headquartered in New York, New York. At MH, Mr. Potter held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President for all brands from July 2012 to December 2015, and was appointed the Managing Director of its Chandon division in January 2016. Prior to that, he was Senior Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of McKinney Rogers International (USA), Inc., a global business execution consulting firm headquartered in New York, New York, from 2010 to 2012. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Potter held a number of positions around the globe with Diageo, a multinational alcoholic beverages company, finishing his career there as Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo North America.

Cheryl Fisher

Ms. Cheryl A. Fisher is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. She joined the Company in 2014 as Director, Human Resources for Brewing and Operations. Prior to joining Boston Beer, Ms. Fisher held several vice president or director-level positions in the human resources field, including roles with Houghton International Inc. in Valley Forge, PA from 2012 to 2014, Reynolds Packaging Group in Illinois from 2008 to 2012, and Alcoa Inc. in Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2008.

David Grinnell

Mr. David L. Grinnell is Vice President - Brewing of the Company. He had served as Executive Vice President of Ken’s Foods, Inc., a food product manufacturer located in Marlborough, MA, from January 2001 to January 2007. Prior to joining Ken’s Foods, Mr. Lance held a number of positions in operations with Bausch and Lomb, a manufacturer of vision care products located in Rochester, NY. Mr. Grinnell joined Boston Beer in 1988 from New Amsterdam Brewing Company, where he was a founding member.

Tara Heath

Ms. Tara L. Heath is Vice President - Legal, Deputy General Counsel of the Company. 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.

John Geist

Mr. John C. Geist is Chief Sales Officer of the Company. He was Vice President - Sales of Boston Beer Company Inc., since February 2007. He served as National Sales Manager since December 1998. Mr. Geist joined the Company in 1997 from a large alcohol beverage distributor where he had been a sales manager.

Jean-Michel Valette

Mr. Jean-Michel Valette is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as an independent advisor to select branded consumer companies. Until November 2012 he was Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., a California-based specialty coffee company; since then he is a Director and Chairman of its Audit and Valuation Committees. He is also Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS), a Minneapolis-based bedding company. Until October 2006, he was also Chairman of Robert Mondavi Winery, a California wine company. Prior to assuming that position, he had served as President and Managing Director of Robert Mondavi Winery from October 2004 to January 2005. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Cynthia Fisher

Ms. Cynthia A. Fisher is Director of the Company. She founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. She is an independent investor and consults to corporate boards and executive management teams. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a publicly-held real estate investment trust. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as CEO of Viacord, Inc. from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company and successor to ViaCord, which went public in 2005. Ms. Fisher served as ViaCell’s President from 2000 to 2001 and as a member of its Board of Directors until 2002. Ms. Fisher is the spouse of C. James Koch, Boston Beer’s Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Fisher holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College.

David Burwick

Mr. David A. Burwick is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., a specialty coffee and tea company based in California. Prior to this role, starting in April 2010, Mr. Burwick served as President, North America of Weight Watchers International, Inc., a publicly-held company based in New York City and a leading provider of weight management services. Mr. Burwick previously had been Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo North American Beverages, headquartered in Purchase, New York, until September 2009. Before assuming that position in April 2008, he had been Executive Vice President, Commercial, of PepsiCo International and President of Pepsi-QTG Canada, headquartered in Toronto, a position he held from November 2005 to March 2008. Mr. Burwick held several positions with Pepsi-Cola North America, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from June 2002 until immediately prior to his move to Pepsi-QTG Canada. Mr. Burwick holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David Fialkow

Mr. David P. Fialkow is Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New York, and California that he co-founded in 2000. In his capacity as Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, he serves on the Board of Directors on a number of privately-held companies. Prior to that, he co-founded and sold four companies: National Leisure Group, Alliance Development Group, Retail Growth ATM Systems, and Starboard Cruise Services. His focus areas include travel, financial services, and e-commerce. Mr. Fialkow also sits on the boards of various not-for-profit entities, including the Pan-Mass Challenge, Facing History and Ourselves, and Debate Mate.

Michael Spillane

Mr. Michael Spillane is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as President of Product & Merchandising at Nike, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment, a position he has held since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Spillane held a variety of roles with Nike dating back to May 2007, including Vice President and General Manager of Global Footwear from May 2015 to April 2016 and General Manager and Vice President, Greater China from May 2013 to May 2015. From June 2011 to May 2013, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Umbro International, a Nike subsidiary based in England. From September 2009 to June 2011, Mr. Spillane was the Chief Executive Officer of Converse, a Nike subsidiary based in Massachusetts. From 2007 to 2009, he held the position of President, North America and Global Product at Nike. Prior to joining Nike, Mr. Spillane held senior management roles at various apparel and textile companies, including Malden Mills, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Jockey International, and Missbrenner, Inc.

Gregg Tanner

Mr. Gregg A. Tanner is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently an Advisor for Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States, located in Dallas, Texas. He served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2012 until December 2016. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Tanner served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer and President of its Fresh Dairy Direct division since November 2007. From July 2006 through October 2007, Mr. Tanner was Senior Vice President of Global Operations for The Hershey Company of Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was with ConAgra Foods of Omaha, Nebraska from September 2001 through July 2005, holding the position of Senior Vice President, Retail Supply Chain from June 2002 through July 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Tanner held positions of increasing responsibility at the Quaker Oats Company and Ralston Purina Company. In January 2017, Mr. Tanner joined the Board of Directors of Sun Opta Inc., a global organic food company specializing in sourcing, processing, and packaging of natural and certified organic food products.

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