Archive for June, 2010
Derek OlandMonday, June 28th, 2010
Moosehead Breweries Limited
Derek Oland is the Executive Chairman of Moosehead Breweries Limited with corporate offices and brewery located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Mr. Oland joined his family’s business in 1961 and has held a number of positions with the Company including President and CEO.
In 1997 when Mr. Oland was appointed Chairman of Moosehead, he became the fifth generation member to lead the family company.
Mr. Oland has been active in business and community affairs throughout this career. He is a founding member and the immediate past Chairman of The New Brunswick Business Council, a non-partisan group of New Brunswick business leaders with head offices in New Brunswick and who have a deep personal stake in the Province and its future. He is also the immediate past Chairman of Emera, an energy company whose subsidiaries include Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor (Maine) Hydro, a position he held for 17 years. Mr. Oland is also Chairman of the G. Wallace F. McCain Institute for Business Leadership.
Mr. Oland recently served as Chairman of the Imperial Theatre Campaign Committee and is a director of the Saint John Business Anti-Poverty Initiative. In November 2006 Mr. Oland received the New Brunswick Red Cross Humanitarian Award. In June of 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in October 2008 he was elected to the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Oland’s sphere of interest and influence is national in scope, extending to the entire Canadian brewing industry. Over the years he has played an important role in the management of national and industry-related issues. He is a strong advocate for the responsible use of alcoholic beverages and has helped guide the brewing industry to a position that respects and protects the rights of both non-users and moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages.
He was educated at Rothesay Collegiate School and the University of New Brunswick (BBA 1962) and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. In 1998, Mr. Oland received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of New Brunswick.
The Outer-selfMonday, June 28th, 2010
The good folks at Moosehead Breweries discover a little known part of the human psyche that yearns for the outside world. It’s called your Outer-self, and they’re here to help you find it.
Generation six takes the helmMonday, June 28th, 2010
Derek Oland’s son Andrew assumes the Presidency of Moosehead Breweries Limited – now Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewery.
Cheers to 6 generations of independenceMonday, June 28th, 2010
Derek Oland’s sons Andrew and Patrick are the sixth generation of Olands working for the family brewery. Great-great-great Grandma Susannah would be proud.
Toast of the worldMonday, June 28th, 2010
Moosehead Lager wins Gold at the prestigious Monde Selection. This follows Gold medals at the World Beer Cup and 2003 Canadian Brewing Awards. Enough accolades to make even a moose blush.
Cheers from sea to seaMonday, June 28th, 2010
Inter-provincial trade barriers that have prevented Moosehead Beers from freely travelling across Canada are finally lifted. Moose prints start making impressions in bars and backyards across the country.
Going globalMonday, June 28th, 2010
Derek Oland takes his spot as Head Moose, and President of Moosehead Breweries Limited. Under his leadership, Moosehead Breweries starts thinking globally and Moose sightings begin rolling in from around the world. Finally the world has the perfect beer to enjoy in the great outdoors. FYI, Elche is Moose in German.
The Moose set looseMonday, June 28th, 2010
Holding the lion’s share of the Maritime beer market, the company looks to grow. Restricted from expanding across Canada, Brewery President Philip Oland launches Moosehead Lager in the United States.
All in the familyMonday, June 28th, 2010
Moosehead Breweries welcomes the fourth generation of Oland family members inside its brewery walls. It makes you think about how much fun Oland family get-togethers must be.
More than a brand – a breweryMonday, June 28th, 2010
After the success of Moosehead Pale Ale, the Oland-owned brewery changes its name one last time to one we’re all familiar with – Moosehead Breweries Ltd. Long live the Moose.
A legend launchedMonday, June 28th, 2010
There’s a new addition to the Oland family. It’s Alpine Lager. To get a taste of the award-winning brew, go east to any Maritime bar or beer store, where it’s a tradition.
Birth of an iconMonday, June 28th, 2010
Finally, the Moose we’ve all come to know and love makes an appearance as George launches Moosehead Pale Ale. The Moosehead brand has cemented the Oland’s place in Canadian brewing history.