NewsLocal News


Buffalo native named CEO of Sullivan's Brewing Company USA

Posted at 12:29 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 12:33:28-04

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) — A Buffalo native is now the CEO of Sullivan's Brewing Company USA.

Michael Meade and his 1702 Irish Ales Group, LLC. led the initial seeding investments in Sullivan's and he was integral to Sullivan's launching in Buffalo in 2017.

Group CEO for Sullivan's Alan Quane announced Meade was named CEO of Sullivan's USA earlier this week.

This move and Michael’s vast experience set and energy will give Sullivan’s the strategic and operational focus to achieve our full ambition in the US market place.
Group CEO Alan Quane

Meade spent 29 years on Wall Street trading and financing businesses at Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank.

There is a great deal of excitement around our great beers and our position in the market setting up a world of opportunity for Sullivan’s in terms of further growth and expansion. I am really looking forward to working closely with our team in Ireland to build our business.
CEO Sullivan's USA Michael Meade

Sullivan's was found in 1702 and re-launched in 2016 by Chairman Paul Smithwick of the globally branded beer "Smithwick's."

After its launch in Buffalo, it expanded throughout New York and Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania. It continues a strategy to expand in the Great Lakes region and the Connecticut/New York/New Jersey area.