Pabst Brewing Company (PBC) announced that it has named Simon Thorpe as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Eugene Kashper, current Chairman and CEO, will remain full-time Chairman of the Board and continue to play an active role in the business. There will be a 60-day transition period between Kashper and Thorpe to ensure a smooth handover. “He is both a true beer industry visionary and a highly respected operator. I have no doubt that Simon’s breadth of experience and proven leadership capabilities will enable us to realize our ambition to become a best-in-class beer supplier and a truly great American brewing company.” Thorpe was previously President and CEO of Duvel Moortgat USA.