Join a discussion with a panel of industry professionals to talk about the intricacies of the supply chain in beverage
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Join the CSU College of Business Beverage Business Institute for a live Zoom event to talk with beverage industry professionals about supply chain management in the beverage industry. They will cover how critical it is to be resilient, maintain positive relationships and the need for strong cross-functional communication within your company. Panelists will share their experiences from the beer, spirits and non-alc segments. This will be an open discussion and Q&A is encouraged.  Grab your favorite beverage, log on, meet some amazing pro’s, learn from their experiences & share your experience too!

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Brandon Barnes

Brandon is the Director of Supply Chain & Operations at Old Elk Distillery. “Being a part of a smaller startup is where I thrive, as I get to wear many hats throughout the day. Also, watching something grow from the ground up & knowing that you were there to help water and nurture the business is a great feeling.”

Mary Zedick

Mary is an Operations and Logistics professional, with 30+ years of experience in the wine and spirits beverage industry. Currently working for Mast-Jagermeister, U.S.,  Mary heads up the U.S. Operations and Logistics team, working closely with all aspects of the supply chain from production of Jagermeister in Wolfenbuttel, Germany to distribution in various U.S. markets.

Grant Buchanan

Grant is the Lead Product Supply Specialist at High Country Beverage (HCB) a distributor of beer, wine & spirits. At HCB Grant manages the inventory levels, forecasts, and order/logistics for 5 warehouses in two states. “We are the middle man in the 3 tier system. I order the beer from the supplier (brewery) and get it to our warehouse. Then we sell to retail (on & off premise) and you guys buy the beer!”

Pete Jokisch

Pete founded Teakoe Tea because he believes something you consume daily should be made with ingredients that are good-for-you. Being a founder, Pete has deep supply chain experience and has recently built a small batch tea brewery, partnered with sustainable suppliers, and formulated blends to nourish the mind and body to ultimately create Fizzy Tea.