Summit Brewing Company has named Mike Bamonti its new chief sales officer. As a member of Summit’s executive team, Bamonti will be responsible for “developing strategic sales plans that promote sales growth, territory strength, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty and overall market share,” the company says in a press release.
A 30-year industry veteran, Bamonti has worked at the distributor level in the Chicago, St. Louis and Twin Cities markets. He’s spent the past 12 years leading J.J. Taylor Minnesota distributing company as president and general manager. Previously, Bamonti worked for seven years as J.J. Taylor’s vice president of sales.
He has been a board member and officer for both the Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Bamonti also serves on the board for Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me, and I am happy to be able to work at this world-class brewery alongside some of the best people in the beer industry,” says Bamonti in a press release. “Summit Brewing Company has a proven track record of brewing the highest quality beers that I’ve had the privilege of selling for the last 19 years. I’m looking forward to being a part of this organization on a deeper level.”
Founded in St. Paul, Minn. in 1986, Summit Brewing Company serves the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Summit’s beers are currently available in 14 states including Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Arkansas and Wisconsin. Summit produces 14 varieties of craft beer, including seven year-round, four seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series and 30th Anniversary Series.