CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MillerCoors today announced that David Kroll has been named chief marketing officer and Kevin Doyle has been named president – sales and distributor operations, effective immediately. Kroll, age 46, replaces Andy England who is leaving to pursue other interests. Doyle, age 55, replaces Ed McBrien, who is also leaving after 21 years with MillerCoors and Coors Brewing Company.
“We’re not satisfied with our volume performance, so we need to take action to change that dynamic,” said Gavin Hattersley, interim CEO, MillerCoors. “As our former head of chain and our current chief commercial solutions officer, Kevin Doyle has a long track record of success and a healthy level of impatience and commitment to sales execution. Kevin is an inspiring leader with a deep understanding of the beer business, the current state of retail and the opportunities for our portfolio. As our vice president – innovation, David Kroll has played a critical role in introducing Redd’s and Smith & Forge. He is a bold and decisive leader with marketing experience beyond beer, and I am excited to see what he can do to shape our marketing efforts in the digital age.”
Both Kroll and Doyle will report directly to Hattersley.
Kevin Doyle joined Miller Brewing Company in 1983 as a retail representative and has grown his career over the years at MillerCoors and Miller, serving in a number of roles including general manager, regional vice president, chief customer officer and most recently chief commercial solutions officer. Throughout his tenure, Kevin has led countless projects, and under his leadership MillerCoors has been recognized as a leading supplier in chain. Kevin has a BA from Loyola University and completed the General Manager Executive Program - University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
David Kroll joined MillerCoors in 2012 as the vice president of innovation. A year later he assumed responsibility for insights. Prior to joining MillerCoors, David served as vice president at Dyson, leading the commercial operations for the US and Mexico region. He has had several marketing leadership roles at companies such as Alberto Culver (Unilever), Wrigley and Procter & Gamble. David has a BS and an MBA from Cornell University.
Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company offer domestic favorites such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Banquet. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Tenth and Blake also operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors also offers pioneering new brands such as the Redd’s Apple and Redd’s Wicked Apple franchises and Smith & Forge Hard Cider. MillerCoors seeks to become America’s best beer company through an uncompromising promise of quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.