Fort Collins’ New Belgium On The Hunt For A New CEO

October 27, 2016

New Belgium Brewing CEO Christine Perich is stepping down after a year on the job.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the Colorado craft beer maker announced Perich's decision Wednesday.

Her reasons weren't disclosed. In a written statement, Perich said she's looking forward to new adventures.

Brewery co-founder Kim Jordan said she was surprised by Perich's decision. Jordan, thea former New Belgium CEO, is now chairwoman of the board.

Jordan said she and other New Belgium executives will cover the CEO duties while they look for a successor. The executives will soon start discussions on hiring a successor.

Perich started with the company in 2000 and previously served as a financial controller and chief financial officer. During her tenure, she oversaw the opening of a second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.

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