Labatt v.p. Don Kitchen, 44, dies in Brussels.
Kitchen, who was vice president for North America of Labatt's Belgian parent company, Interbrew SA, was found dead of a suspected heart attack August 17 in his Brussels hotel room, Canadian Press reported. He was discovered after he failed to show up for a business meeting.
"He had a style, a clear set of values. He was terrific with people," said, Hugo Powell, the chief executive officer of Interbrew SA.
A Labatt corporate statement read, "During his time at Labatt, Mr. Kitchen made an enormous contribution to the organization and was a key reason for our growing success in Canada and the United States. He will be sorely missed."
Prior to working for the Canadian company, Kitchen spent 18 years at Colgate-Palmolive, quickly climbing into top sales and marketing jobs in Toronto, New York, Chicago and Puerto Rico. Kitchen is survived by his wife and two sons.
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|Publication:||Modern Brewery Age|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 28, 2000|
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