Colleen Quinn, who was promoted from business manager to CEO at Worcester maker Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co., officially took up her new role on Friday.
“It was a brewery that was doing something truly different, and owning our position as the first and only all-imperial brewery in America continues to be both our primary focus and a great point of pride,” Quinn said in a statement. Tuesday press release. “As we look to the future, we will turn this differentiation into more growth, aspiring to gain a 50% share of the high-ABV Imperial market.”
Quinn assumes day-to-day management of Greater Good from its chairman Paul Wengender, who founded the brewery in 2016 and will remain chairman of its board.
“Six years after our launch, we know there is consumer demand and appreciation for the unique liquids we bring to market, and we have also found someone who can take advantage of this discovery and catalyze the next phase. business growth,” said Wengender. said in a statement. “Colleen Quinn is absolutely the person I trust to lead Greater Good on the next leg of her journey.”
Quinn has been with Greater Good since January, leading the sales, marketing and reception hall teams. Previously, she spent five years with the Oregon Craft Brew Alliance Corporation, leading its East Coast business as General Manager. Following the acquisition of CBA by Saint Louis beer giant Anheuser Busch, Quinn joined as Head of Strategy for the combined 21 craft brewery business unit. Soon after, she co-founded Second Sip Beverage Consulting.
With her now as CEO, Greater Good is looking to grow its entire organization.
Greater Good is the fifth-largest brewery in central Massachusetts, with 12,500 barrels brewed in 2021, according to the WBJ’s research department. The company employs 30 people.