Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Thomas became Chief Executive Officer for CBA, effective January 1, 2014, following a unanimous vote by the Company’s Board of Directors that was announced in 2013. Previously, Mr. Thomas served as President of Commercial Operations for CBA, since 2011, where he helped establish the company’s distinctive national portfolio strategy. Mr. Thomas brings more than two decades of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods and the beer and beverage industries to his role as CEO for CBA. He spent 12 years, from 1995 to 2007, at Heineken, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries across four continents, and served as president & CEO of Heineken USA from 2005-2007. More recently, he served as an independent consultant and senior advisor to The Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Thomas holds an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Marketing, from Bryant University.