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New Belgium Brewing CEO to Step Down in August

June 13, 2023
Steve Fechheimer has overseen the sale of the company, a merger with Bell’s Brewery and the acquisition of a production brewery in nearly six years at the helm.

New Belgium Brewing has reported that CEO Steve Fechheimer will step down in August after nearly six years at the helm of the Fort Collins, Colo., company. Fechheimer’s tenure, which began in 2017, has seen significant additions and changes in the company’s size and structure.

In 2019, New Belgium’s employee owners sold the company to the Lion Group, and the company was combined with Bell’s Brewery in 2021 after Lion purchased Bell’s. This year, New Belgium acquired a state-of-the-art, 259,000-square-foot production brewery in Daleville, Va., from Constellation Brands.

New Belgium CFO Danielle McLarnon, who brings 19 years of New Belgium experience to the table, will serve as interim CEO starting Aug. 1, until a permanent CEO is named.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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