New boots on the ground

Dec 2, 2019
We’re excited to announce that our sales team has new boots on the ground in VIC and WA. Phil Rutjens is our new Sales Rep for VIC and SA, and Brad Nolen is our new Sales Rep for WA and NT.

(Back Row, L-R: Michael Capaldo, Owen Johnston, Phil Rutjens, Brad Nolen; Front Row, L-R: Allan Monshing, Gail Monshing)

Phil has more than 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Brewery Operations Manager at Urban Alley Brewery to Brewery Manager at Southern Bay Brewery. He has experience in optimising the brewing and packaging process, coordinating and forecasting stock requirements, and maintaining internal and external industry relationships. Phil particularly loves the creative aspect of brewing and can’t wait to share our newest proprietary variety with local brewers, alongside some other international and advanced hop products that could take your beers to the next level. His appointment comes in response to the departure of Dave Edney.

Brad also has 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Head Brewer at Mash Brewing and Pikes Beer Company to Senior Brewer at Gage Roads and Mildura Brewery. He has experience in quality management, recipe design, product forecasting and maintaining industry relationships. He’s looking forward to continuing these relationships in his new role, which will also allow him to spend a little more quality time with his amazing daughter Ramona. His appointment comes in response to the rising popularity of our proprietary hop varieties, alongside a need to improve access to our products in WA and NT.

We’re pleased to have been able to continue the trend of hiring experienced brewers, with a strong set of technical skills and a real passion for the beer industry. This means we can continue to offer our customers a high level of service and support so they can create the best beers possible.

Get in touch for a bit of banter, and to discuss your Australian, international and advanced hop product requirements:

Owen Johnston | Sales & Marketing Manager, Sales Rep for TAS | owen.johnston@hops.com.au | 0400 126 015

Michael Capaldo | Sales Rep for NSW, ACT & QLD| michael.capaldo@hops.com.au | 0490 441 090

Phil Rutjens | Sales Rep for VIC & SA | phil.rutjens@hops.com.au | 0421 944 849

Brad Nolen | Sales Rep for WA & NT | brad.nolen@hops.com.au | 0417 397 364

 

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