Pete Kraemer was previously VP for Anheuser-Buschs supply chain

Pete Kraemer was previously VP for Anheuser-Busch's supply chain

Anheuser-Busch InBev has promoted the head brewmaster for its US arm to the role of global chief supply officer.

Pete Kraemer, a 27-year veteran with Anheuser-Busch, replaces Claudio Ferro, who is moving to AB InBev's integration team for the SABMiller takeover, a spokesperson for the company told just-drinks. All changes were effective from the start of this week.

Kraemer will be succeeded by Vini Barbosa, currently VP of logistics for North America. Barbosa will hold both roles concurrently, AB InBev said.

Kraemer was appointed head brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch in 2008 as well as VP for supply. In the role, he oversaw all North American breweries and other operations including Busch Agricultural Resources and Metal Container Corp.

This month, AB InBev said it had started construction on a US$175m aluminium bottle line at a Metal Container plant in Florida. It is AB InBev's second aluminium bottle line in the US since it launched the format in 2013 from its St Louis facility.