Founders Brewing Co. Announces New CEO

Elton Knight Founders Brewing
Elton Andres Knight

Founders Brewing Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Elton Andres Knight as Chief Executive Officer, beginning Feb. 1, 2022. Knight is an energetic business leader who brings a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for craft beer with more than 15 years in the beverage industry.  He has been employed with Founders’ parent company Mahou since 2014 and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for Mahou subsidiary Avery Brewing Company in 2019. Knight will continue in his role as CEO for Avery Brewing while leading Founders. Knight earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from  Thames Valley University in London and obtained his Master of Arts degree in Marketing and Commercial Direction at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

“I could not be more grateful to accept the position as CEO to this well-established and well-loved brewery,” said Founders CEO, Elton Andres Knight. “Founders employs an extremely talented team and has a long history of impressive innovation within the craft market. I’m honored for the opportunity to lead this exceptional company and to build on that momentum through 2022 and beyond.”

Knight will be working closely with board members at both Avery and Founders over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.

“Elton is a seasoned senior executive in the beverage industry who will drive continued improvement for Founders, our distributors, clients and consumers,” said Erik d’Auchamp, director of international business for Mahou. “He has a unique combination of skills and experience that really make him a perfect fit for the role. At the same time, he has an unparalleled understanding of the markets we serve, as well as the vision to grow in our competitive, rapidly evolving industry.”