Mark Prendergast, President of AB Mauri, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick (Rick) Oleshak to the position of VP Marketing, AB Mauri North America.

Rick joins AB Mauri after a 13-year career at Anheuser Busch where, for the last 3 years, he has led the Stella Artois brand team. He has held various product and brand manager roles in the specialty beer portfolio, as well as senior communications and public relations roles for both the domestic and international beer businesses.

Prior to joining Anheuser Busch, Rick held senior communications and public relations roles at both NASCAR and the Orlando Magic NBA club.

Rick brings to AB Mauri a deep understanding of consumer marketing gained in a blue chip FMCG environment. We will welcome Rick’s fresh approach and perspective to both the challenges and opportunities that our customers face.

Rick holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in both Communications and Sports Management and resides in St. Louis. He will start with AB Mauri on Monday, January 6, 2014.