We All Sell Beer
From brewery workers to quality specialists to sales representatives to financial analysts and marketers, everyone at MillerCoors plays a role in selling beer. Learn more about the great people who are helping achieve our growth ambition.
Tiffany Nguyen, sales representative, San Jose, California
It’s often said that restaurants and bars are where brands are discovered, and where consumers develop a long-term brand affinity. Dallas native Tiffany Nguyen is one of the people who helps ensure that the brands consumers are encountering are from MillerCoors.
As a sales representative, Tiffany supports nearly 80 on-premise accounts throughout her region. She uses our sales tools to maximize retailer profitability and she helps create new ideas for promotions to help grow accounts’ overall business.
“Being a sales rep, we have the opportunity to sell our beer not only to retailers, but also straight to consumers,” Tiffany said. “We have the power to immediately switch someone’s beer preference, and that can go a long way.”
The self-proclaimed karaoke superstar is comfortable in the on-premise setting, where retailers and consumers are open to hearing about the unique stories behind our brands.
When she’s not selling beer or belting out Amy Winehouse tunes in one of her accounts, this University of Texas grad enjoys kickboxing, cooking and watching baseball games.
Josh Rugowski, business transformation sub process owner, Milwaukee
Growing up in Green Bay’s frozen tundra, Josh Rugowski knows a thing or two about the frigid Wisconsin weather. But that doesn’t stop this business transformation sub process owner from riding his bike to work nearly every day of the year.
Josh started making the trek to MillerCoors as a contractor twelve years ago, and achieved his goal of officially joining the team in 2012. In his current role, Josh is a part of the team responsible for the BP&S rollout at the five original Miller breweries (M5), helping deliver one way of doing business across the company. He works with vendors, consultants and fellow business team members to ensure that our new systems and processes are developed and executed effectively.
When he’s not selling beer, Josh, who holds a degree in marketing with a certificate in international business and has a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate, can be found hanging out with his wife Maria and their nine-month-old son, Avi. Together, this active family likes to hike and enjoy the outdoors in every way possible. Josh calls his favorite beer a two-sided coin, with Hopsecutioner and High Life on either end.
Bryan Wells, production services manager, Irwindale Brewery
Whether at work or at play, Bryan Wells is always aiming for peak performance. As a production service manager in the Irwindale Brewery, he aims for the optimal scheduling plan for beer, materials and trucks at the brewery. When away from the plant, he aims to achieve new goals when mountain biking, hiking, surfing, running or snowboarding.
Oftentimes his work life and recreational interests intersect. For example, Bryan recently competed in the “Six-Pack of Peaks,” an annual challenge in Southern California encouraging contestants to reach the top of six different towering mountain peaks. He and a few co-workers completed the grueling challenge and carried beer to the top of each mountain as a reward.
Bryan, who has worked here for 15 years, first had interest in working at MillerCoors when he used to pass the brewery during his 90-minute commute to a previous job. He correctly guessed that the brewery would have a place for someone with a bachelor’s in biology, an MBA in operations management and a passion for beer.
Mary Pate, production technician, Trenton Brewery
Sometimes, opportunity presents itself just when you need it. And that’s what happened for Mary Pate. Three years ago when she found herself at one of life’s crossroads, a chance encounter with a friend, Dennis Combs – a 27+ year employee at the Trenton Brewery – led her to a temporary position at the plant. And through hard work and dedication, that temp position became a permanent role two years ago.
As a production technician, Mary is responsible for simultaneously running and trouble-shooting two packers. One machine runs 24-pack cans, pumping out up to 78 cases per minute, and the second runs 30-packs at about 65 cases per minute. While these cases are flying by, Mary checks everything from graphics to code dates to carton glue, because quality always trumps quantity. She is the last check before distribution, and she takes pride in running a quality product.
When she’s not making beer, Mary enjoys spending time with her college-aged sons and friends, and getting outside to garden, hike or snow ski. Mary loves sharing our beers with neighborhood friends in the German Village community she calls home. She once even worked her magic to encourage a new local account to carry MillerCoors products, after they initially planned for only local craft options. She enjoys staying healthy and fit, so her go-to beer is always Miller64.
Aaron Ausloos - sales representative, Cleveland
Aaron Ausloos, a Wisconsin native who has attended 12 consecutive Milwaukee Brewers home openers, has been a loyal drinker of MillerCoors beers since he turned 21. His passion for beer was evident even before he began working here three years ago. In fact, it was his friend and former co-worker Elizabeth Hitch (now the Sol brand manager), who suggested he apply for a job as MillerCoors sales representative in Cleveland.
That turns out to have been a life-changing suggestion, and one for which he is eternally grateful. “I have a dream job,” Aaron said. “I get to work alongside our great distributor partners, like Superior Beverage, Tramonte Distributing and Beverage Distributors, to call on bars and restaurants, sharing the benefits and beauty of our brands. We have powerful tools [like Building with Beer] and strong stories that help make that job easier.”
When he’s not selling beer, Aaron can be found running the Chicago Marathon, which he has done six times. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and cheering on the Brewers and Packers, usually with a High Life in hand.