Industry News: OR: Odell: Christopher Pryor joins Wyeast Labs as Director of Sales & Marketing

Press Release

Odell, Ore. (January 27, 2015) – Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. is delighted to announce that Christopher Pryor has joined the company as Director of Sales & Marketing. Pryor joins Wyeast Laboratories during an exciting period of growth for the company and will oversee all aspects of Wyeast’s marketing and sales, including the development of strategic industry objectives and opportunities and initiatives to achieve the overall goals of the company. The announcement was made by Wyeast Laboratories Founder and President Jeannette Kreft-Logsdon.

“When Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1986, it was the first company to address the needs of the craft brewing industry with pure liquid yeast. Today we are a global leader in producing pure liquid yeast for the fermentable beverage industries, with a strategic vision of expansion to continue to address new markets and the increasing needs of our existing and growing clientele. With Chris’ expansive knowledge of the craft brewing industry and marketing insight, he was the perfect addition to facilitate Wyeast in realizing its goals,” Kreft-Logsdon said.
 
Pryor will be responsible for managing and directing all aspects of Wyeast’s sales and marketing programs, including inside and outside sales, the customer service teams for Retail and Commercial accounts, as well as strategic marketing and development plans to fulfill Wyeast’s growth and revenue goals.
 
Pryor joins Wyeast Laboratories from the Brewers Association, where he served for more than a decade, most recently as Business Development Manager for Advertising & Sponsorship. In his position at the Brewers Association, Pryor collaborated with several hundred clients to develop strategic marketing and communications opportunities through the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association. He was also responsible for generating significant advertising and sponsorship revenue during his 11 years with the organization.
 
“I am eager to jump into my new role with Wyeast Laboratories,” Pryor said. “This new position offers me the opportunity to utilize my experience in craft brewing and from other industries to diversify Wyeast from other suppliers. Wyeast is a legacy brand, and I look forward to helping the company continue to develop its sales and marketing programs and reach new markets and goals.”
 
Before joining the Brewers Association in 2003, Pryor served as Regional Marketing & Promotions Representative for Ticketmaster Colorado, where he worked with many of the mountain region’s major professional sports and art & entertainment clients and venues. Pryor graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Communications. Pryor lives in Edwards, Colorado with his wife and two sons.
 
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor atshawna@milehighpr.com or 917.971.7852.

About Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.
Since 1986, Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. has been producing Pure Liquid Yeast cultures and fermentations products crafted with skill and integrity.  Our continuing devotion to providing superior products, insightful technical expertise and helpful customer service has earned Wyeast Laboratories the reputation as a worldwide industry leader. Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. Pure Liquid Yeast cultures are shipped directly to breweries, wineries, and cideries, with purity, viability, and freshness guaranteed. Follow us on Twitter at@WyeastLab; Friend us on Facebook.
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