Our Team

WES LEWIS

-Chief Executive Officer-

Wes has more than 20 years of experience in the adult beverage category, working with highly successful companies covering many positions from account sales to Vice President of Sales. He was part of the beginning of the craft beer explosion starting with Pete’s Brewing Company, makers of Pete’s Wicked Ales & Lagers, The Gambrinus Company and most recently on the executive team at Mark Anthony Brands/ Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

BRIAN JOHNSTON

-President-

With over 15 years of experience in the capital markets, Brian has extensive experience in the managing of personnel and the raising of capital for both public and private companies. He has been responsible for reviewing and signing off on exchange filings to keep in good standing with exchanges and the regulators. He has been instrumental in the structuring of the company as well as in orchestrating the raising of capital.

JOHN ESSER 

-Senior Vice President of Sales, U.S.-

John has a long history of experience in the beer industry.  He spent 36 years at Anheuser-Busch in various roles including District Manager, Key Account Manager, Senior Manager - Pricing and Retail Sales Director.  He is highly respected for his strong record of building and leading highly motivated sales teams that deliver results in grocery, convenience, drug and restaurant channels. His vast sales experience and leadership are an asset  to Ennoble Beverages.

JAIME JURADO

-Vice President of Production-

Jaime Jurado served as the international president of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 2005. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering. Jaime also has worked and researched as a postgraduate in Medical Engineering at Oxford University. He has a certificate as an Apprentice from a large Bavarian brewing group. Making special malt-based beverages with great flavors has been a hallmark of Jaime’s three decades of experience.

DAVID NEELY

-Research & Development/Supply Chain-

David is a veteran R&D/Quality/Regulatory/Production professional with a demonstrated history of success in Beverage Alcohol, Health wellness Food Processing and Sensory Evaluation for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).  Currently based in Vancouver BC, David has travelled across North America with Coca Cola, Mark Anthony Group, Leading Brands and Vega applying his strong operations and R&D skills for these tier 1 organizations.  He has lead numerous product initiatives in diverse sectors from conception to commercialization.

MARK ANGELONE

-Vice President of Sales, Northeast-

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the U.S. malt beverage industry at both the wholesaler and supplier levels.  Middle- to senior-management positions have allowed him to help navigate new and existing brands to success. Wholesale experience includes Penn Beer, a major ABI distributor in Philadelphia.  Supplier- side positions include Heineken USA, Pete's Wicked Ale and Mike's Hard Lemonade.

GARY DENOTTER

-Vice President of Sales, Northwest-

Gary has been in the beverage industry for over four decades, starting at Stroh Brewery Co. in Detroit, Mi. in the early 1980's. He became a District Sales Manager and moved west to Boise, Id. in 1984. He started in the craft brewing industry in 1990 at Grant's Ales in Yakima, Wa. as Director of Sales and then moved to BridgePort Brewing in 1993. BridgePort was purchased by The Gambrinus Co. in 1995 and he worked for the company in various positions until 2019 when he was a Region Manager.

Gary started with Ennoble Beverages in January 2020. He lives in Snohomish, Wa. with his wife of 31 years, Judy. They have three children and many grandchildren with whom they love spending time. 

TODD BARBEE

-Region Director, Southeast-

Todd has over 30 years of experience in the malt beverage industry at both the wholesaler and supplier levels. Prior to his time at Ennoble, he spent 28 years at R.H. Barringer Distributing Company, a large ABI distributor in North Carolina. During his tenure at R.H. Barringer he held multiple management roles, but spent the majority of his career there as Director of National Accounts. He played an instrumental role in securing new product distribution across both national and regional key account chains. On the supplier level, he spent three years with Aviator Brewing Company of North Carolina as Director of Key Accounts, where he led the effort to add new distributors and expand distribution throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. 

AMY STITELER

-Director of Marketing-

Amy spent 19 years at Anheuser-Busch, where she started as an on-premise promotional representative in Chicago. From there, she had various marketing positions in St. Louis with the Budweiser brand team and the craft beer and non-alcohol team. She also managed programs in experiential marketing, retail sales promotion and entertainment marketing for many brands within the portfolio. After 5 years in marketing communications for a large general contractor, Amy has returned to the beverage industry with her extensive background that contributes to  increasing brand awareness and driving market share.

JASON SUPPES

-Region Director, Great Lakes-

Jason has over 25 years of experience in the beverage industry with both flavored malt beverages and beer, working in multiple roles at the wholesaler and supplier levels. As a senior sales leader specializing in partnering with key national retailers and distributors, and in business development, he has shared success throughout the total U.S. Prior to joining Ennoble Beverages, Jason spent time at Mark Anthony Brands/Mike's Hard Lemonade, Goose Island Beer Co. and North American Breweries.