Molson Canada

Molson Canada

July 09, 2009 15:10 ET

Molson Names Key Executives to Leadership Team

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2009) - Molson Canada today announced a number of top leadership appointments designed to strengthen the organization across Canada. "I believe these changes set us up to deliver on our commitment to grow our business in Canada and become a top global brewer," said Dave Perkins, CEO and President, Molson Canada. "I'm proud to work with such a talented and experienced team as we accelerate our drive to make Molson the first choice of Canadian beer drinkers."

Today's announcement includes the following appointments to the senior leadership team:

Jay Wells, Chief Financial Officer-Mr. Wells, 46, currently Global Vice President, Treasury, Tax, and Strategic Finance for Molson Coors, joined the company in May, 2005. A former partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, he is a certified public accountant with extensive expertise in financial planning and analysis, capital markets, domestic and international tax planning, foreign currency management and strategic transactions. Mr. Wells holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and has been admitted to the bar in Colorado, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Albright College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In addition to his responsibilities with Molson Canada, Mr. Wells will continue to lead global tax strategy for the enterprise. He plans to relocate to Toronto from Denver in the immediate future with his family.

Cathy Noonan, Chief Supply Chain Officer-Ms. Noonan, 52, has served in a number of executive operational capacities, including Global Chief Shared Services Officer for Molson Coors, and in leadership roles overseeing supply chain management and cost management for Molson, Inc. Previously, Ms. Noonan served as the senior vice president of planning for Hudson's Bay Company, Canada's largest department store retailer. Her experience also includes managing logistics for Maple Leaf Meats. A native of Quebec City, Quebec, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering and a Certificate of Business Administration, all from the University of Ottawa.

Kelly Brown, Chief Legal Officer-Ms. Brown, 38, joined Molson Canada in October, 2000 and was most recently Vice President & General Counsel. She received her law degree from Dalhousie University and has an honours degree in English Literature from McGill University. Upon graduation from Dalhousie, she clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and began her legal career practicing corporate/commercial law at Torys, one of the country's top firms. Ms. Brown is called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and American Association of Corporate Counsel. In 2006, Lexpert named her one of Canada's "Top 40 lawyers under 40".

Ferg Devins, Chief Public Affairs Officer-Mr. Devins, 50, is a 25-year veteran with Molson Canada, where he has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, brand management, sports and entertainment, field marketing, corporate affairs and communications. Most recently, as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, he has been instrumental in shaping the company's social media agenda and building Molson's strong commitment to communities across Canada. Devins received a Business Diploma from Confederation College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queen's University at Kingston. He serves on a number of non-profit and community boards, and he also holds memberships in the International Association of Business Communicators, the Canadian Public Relations Society, and the Public Affairs Association of Canada and is active with the Social Media Business Council of North America.

About Molson

With roots dating back to 1786 and a time-honoured tradition of brewing quality beers, Molson is proud to be the nation's pre-eminent brewer. The Company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio which includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Molson Dry and Rickard's. Molson also partners with other leading brewers to offer such global brands as Heineken, Corona, Miller Genuine Draft, and Foster's Lager. Molson employs 3,000 Canadians, operates six breweries, including the boutique brewery Creemore, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner. Molson is part of the Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Contact Information

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