Arran Brewery has announced the appointment of Nick Pyne as a non-executive director. Nick brings 25 years of technical experience in brewing to the Arran team.
After learning the basics of brewing and packaging with Scottish and Newcastle in the late 1980s, Nick spent 11 years working for the Whitbread Beer Company, first in research and development, where he was a part of the teams which developed the first widget can for ales and was a leader in the development of so called nitrokeg production, and later within the project engineering department, playing a major role in the development of Boddingtons from a local to a national brewer.
Having spent a short period working for a quality German equipment supplier, Sudmo, Nick joined Interbrew and grew with the business from project engineer in a fledgling brewer expanding into central and eastern Europe to leading the zone brewery support function across both western and central and eastern Europe for the worlds largest brewer, AB InBev.
Nick has built greenfield breweries in Russia and has long experience in getting the best, both in terms of quality and throughput, out of equipment at minimum investment.
Managing director of Arran Brewery, Gerald Michaluk, said: “I am delighted that Nick could join us on the board. He has been at the leading edge of technology innovation in the brewing industry for most of his career and has all the skills required to help advice on the scaling of Arran Brewery and building our new facilities. There will be a few more additions to our board as we near the launch of our crowd funding initiative in November.”
This blog post is no originally by Wobbly Wallet but appeared on Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk/arran-non-executive-director-1013/