Brewery Ommegang Names New President

Brewery Ommegang

Names New President

Doug Campbell 12-Year Veteran Of Industry

Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell

COOPERSTOWN – At 3 p.m., Duvel Moortgat USA announced that Doug Campbell, a 12-year beer and spirits industry veteran, joins Brewery Ommegang as president, effective Aug. 1.

Campbell, who comes here from 12 years with Diageo, one of the world’s premium drink businesses (from Johnnie Walker to Tanqueray), will oversee the day-to-day operations at the Route 33 brewery in the Town of Middlefield, as well as spearhead all marketing initiatives.

He succeeds Bill Wetmore, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities at the end of September, following a transition period.

“Finding the next leader for Brewery Ommegang was a challenge we could not take lightly,” said Simon Thorpe, former Coopestown resident and Ommegang president who is now president of Duvel Moortgat USA. “Bill has done terrific work over the last two years and it was important we find someone to carry on the torch who not only had the talent to take Brewery Ommegang into its future, but someone who wanted to put roots down in the Cooperstown community.”

Thorpe continued, “Doug brings a wealth of expertise in high-end spirits & beer; a great passion for craft and our culture; and a desire to build on an already flourishing, iconic brewery that recently won Champion Brewery at the World Beer Cup 2016. We look forward to his contribution to the Duvel Moortgat US family over the coming years.”

Doug has held a number of positions with Diageo. Most recently he was brand director for Ketel One Vodka and was previously brand director for Diageo-Guinness USA’s beer portfolio, which includes Guinness, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s and Harp. Doug also spent several years in brand management of other Diageo spirits brands, including Smirnoff and Jose Cuervo Tequila.

Doug is a long-time craft beer enthusiast and an even longer follower and fan of Ommegang.

He received his MBA from Wharton, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins, and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Doug, his wife Alison, and their three children will move to the Cooperstown area prior to the start of the school year.


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