MILWAUKEE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Miller Brewing Co. today announced a key appointment to its executive team and board as Kevin Self joins the brewer as senior vice president of strategy and planning, effective January 29, 2007.
“Kevin is a great addition to our executive committee and Board,” said Tom Long, Miller president and CEO. “He brings us great experience, expertise and a passion for winning that will help us achieve our aggressive growth goals.”
Self was previously employed by GE Healthcare, a division of the General Electric Company, where he most recently was director of global business development. Since joining GEHC in 2001, Self has been a key member of the business development team that drives strategy and inorganic growth. GEHC revenues have doubled to $16 billion from $8 billion in 2001.
Self replaces Charlie Frenette, a non-executive director of Miller and a special advisor to the company, who ran Miller’s strategy and planning function on an interim basis. Frenette will continue to serve as a special advisor to Miller, as well as a member of the company board of directors.
“We owe Charlie a huge thank you for his steady leadership of our strategy and planning organization over the past six months,” Long said. “He will ensure a productive and smooth transition to Kevin.”
Kevin Self joins Miller from GE Healthcare where he served as director of global business development. Since joining GEHC in 2001, Self has been a key member of the business Development team that drives strategy and inorganic growth. GEHC revenues have doubled to $16 billion from $8 billion in 2001. Self joined GE Healthcare from ARCH Development Partners, where he served as managing director of this early stage venture capital firm. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of business relationships for American Imaging Management. As a member of the management team, the company grew from $75 million to $95 million before being sold to International Radiology Group. Prior to that, he was at McKinsey in Chicago where he worked on a variety of strategy development assignments. Prior to McKinsey, Self worked at Baxter as an oncology market manager and founded SelfCare, a start-up consumer business. Self holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.