Rick Zich, Former VP of Operations, Promoted to President of Mr. Beer
TUCSON, Ariz., July 1, 2014 — Mr. Beer, Arizona based home-brewing manufacturer, is pleased to announce the promotion of former VP of Operations, Rick Zich, to President effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Zich has been with the company since 2004. "Mr. Beer has been the leading provider in complete home brewing kits for the past two decades, and I am excited to step into this leadership role as the company continues to grow and adapt to the needs of today's home brewer," said Mr. Zich. "After partnering with Coopers Brewery in 2012, we had a drastic improvement to the quality of our malts and extracts. Over the next year, Mr. Beer will continue to progress with the addition of several staff members, as well as the release of two new brewing kits." These new kits, the 8Lx and the 24L, will be new additions to the Coopers DIY LLC dba. Mr. Beer home brewing line. Adapted from Coopers Brewery's home brewing kits, which have been wildly successful in Australia, these new kits will offer consumers larger kegs, more advanced brewing equipment, and an increased variety of world-class refills and recipes to choose from. The 8Lx will be released in late 3rd Quarter, while the 24L kit will hit shelves early 4th Quarter, just in time for the holidays. Mr. Beer has also appointed several new staff positions to accommodate their brewing kit's growing demand. Since March, the company has added Matthew McCollom as Graphic Designer, Tammie Cornitius as Controller to absorb Rick's previous CFO responsibilities, and Sarah Scott as Marketing Assistant. # # # Coopers DIY LLC Coopers DIY LLC dba. Mr. Beer joined forces with Coopers Brewery in 2012, resulting in the first DIY brewing kits to be backed by a world-renowned brewery. The Mr. Beer home brewing kit was created in 1993, and continues to be the only complete home brewing system to include all the necessary equipment and ingredients needed for successful home brewing. Their malts are produced by three World Master Brewers, are made from 100% natural ingredients, contain no additives or preservatives, are vegan and GMO free. MEDIA CONTACT Sarah Scott Marketing Assistant Coopers DIY LLC dba Mr. Beer (530) 524-2329 sarahs@mrbeer.com