Eugene Kashper is the Chairman & CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, America’s largest independent brewer. He brings over twenty years of experience in the beer industry, including creating and/or launching more than 50 brands of beer and beverages. During this period PBC has strengthened its sales and distribution platform, forged exciting new partnerships with Small Town Brewery, Tsingtao, Vermont Hard Cider Company, and Dog Tag Brewing, and experienced significant revenue growth.
Prior to PBC, Eugene served as Chairman of Oasis Beverages from 2008 to 2014. Oasis operates five brewing and soft drink plants in Eastern Europe with annual sales of approximately 5.4 million U.S. barrels. The company has had great success revitalizing heritage brands and also produces several international beer and beverage brands under license including Bavaria, Oettinger and Carling.
Eugene began his career in the beer industry in 1994 with The Stroh Brewery Company of Detroit, Michigan in international sales, where he worked with many current PBC brands, including Old Milwaukee, Schaefer, Schlitz, Colt 45, and Stroh’s. He graduated from Columbia University in 1992. Eugene resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Brian joined PBC in 2015 as the Vice President, National Accounts and is responsible for leading the planning and execution within our National Account organization and growing our business with our key chain customers.
Brian is an industry veteran with over 25 years of CPG sales and leadership experience, most recently at Mark Anthony Brands where he spent five years as the Senior Vice President of Sales and the Vice President of Key Accounts. Prior to his time at Mark Anthony Brands, Brian worked for Gold Coast Beverage in South Florida as a General Manager, Red Bull North America as a Director of Sales, and Coors Brewing Company both in key account leadership positions and field sales leadership positions. Brian also spent time working with Nabisco Brands and Frito Lay before moving over to the beverage business.
As Chief Legal Officer of Pabst, Rob oversees all legal functions of the company, including strategic transactions, corporate governance, litigation, regulatory compliance, risk management, contracting and financing transactions. Prior to joining Pabst, Rob held the role of Associate General Counsel at Wesco Aircraft in Valencia, California where he oversaw that company’s contracting, trade compliance, litigation and real estate functions. Prior to Wesco, Rob was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in both Los Angeles and New York City where he advised a broad array of clients on financing, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate matters.
Rob holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland, College Park and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Rob, along with his wife and son, reside in Los Angeles, California.