USA: Anheuser-Busch Announces Senior Management Changes
Effective immediately, Joseph L. Goltzman, 59, Vice President, Anheuser-Busch Companies, is assigned to head up the team starting up Anheuser-Busch's first investment in the glass business, the Longhorn Glass Plant in Jacinto City, Texas.
"Having held numerous leadership positions in our Packaging Division, we believe Joe is uniquely qualified to bring the glass facility to its full efficiency during the year 2001," said August A. Busch III, Chairman of the Board and President of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Joseph P. Sellinger succeeds Goltzman as Vice President and Group Executive of Anheuser-Busch Companies, responsible for the five packaging subsidiaries that make up the corporation's Packaging Group. The subsidiaries include Anheuser-Busch's Metal Container Corporation, Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation, Precision Printing and Packaging, Inc., Packaging Business Services, Inc., and Eagle Packaging, Inc.
Sellinger, 54, had been Vice President - Operations, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., since 1992. Sellinger, a 29-year veteran of Anheuser-Busch, worked in the can business early in his career with Continental Can Co. and American Can Co. He has held numerous positions in operations at Anheuser-Busch ranging from line supervisor to plant manager to vice president.
"We believe Joe is in an excellent position to maintain the value the Packaging Group brings to the corporation," added Mr. Busch.
Sellinger also assumes Goltzman's position as a member of the corporation's Strategy Committee, the group composed of the company's most senior managers that is responsible for decisions on all major business matters. Sellinger will report to Patrick T. Stokes, Senior Executive Vice President of Anheuser-Busch Companies, and President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Michael S. Harding, will succeed Sellinger as Vice President - Operations, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Harding, 49, is a 27-year veteran of Anheuser-Busch who has held various positions with the company including Vice President - Plant Operations, plant manager of the Houston brewery and other management positions at the Newark, Los Angeles and Jacksonville breweries.
Harding replaces Sellinger on the Anheuser-Busch, Inc., management committee.
Anheuser-Busch Companies is a diversified corporation with interests in brewing, packaging, and family entertainment. Its Anheuser-Busch, Inc., subsidiary is the world's largest brewing organization, leading the U.S. beer industry for 40 years. Its Budweiser and Bud Light brands are the world's top-selling beers.
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