DB Breweries has announced that Paul Millward has been appointed as its new Sales Director.

Millward joins DB’s Leadership Team and will be responsible for delivering domestic and export sales for the business.

Millward started at DB in 2010 as Head of Retail. He has achieved considerable success at the company over the past seven years, building outstanding relationships with customers across grocery, traditional and wholesale channels. Under Millward’s leadership, DB has won numerous awards for customer engagement.

Peter Simons, DB Breweries Managing Director, says Millward’s promotion is well-deserved.

“Paul is incredibly enthusiastic about the brewing industry and has an outstanding track record of delivering strong results through his customer-centric, commercially driven approach. I look forward to seeing what Paul will achieve in his new role,” he says.

Millward commented that he is both humbled and excited about his promotion.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an incredible team of motivated people who get to sell amazing brands that connect with New Zealanders,” he says.

Prior to joining DB, Millward held a number of sales and management roles in the food, beverage and healthcare sectors. In addition to over 20 years’ of professional experience, Millward holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from the University of Waikato.

Millward replaces Dan Gilbert, who has been promoted by the Heineken Company to the role of Managing Director for Solomon Breweries Ltd in the Solomon Islands.