Welcome Michael Forncrook

I am excited to introduce the newest member of the Briess family and Division Manager for the Brew West Territory, Michael Forncrook. He will be working and building relationships with our customers in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.

Michael spent the last 5 ½ years internationally building Pacific Brew Craft brewing ingredients distribution and their e-commerce B2B market place in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Over the last decade, Michael has aided in the craft beer movement in East Asia by helping small breweries in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and China grow and gain access to quality ingredients and equipment. Fifteen years ago, while working in Silicon Valley in the tech industry, friends introduced Michael to homebrewing and he was hooked.  He became so intrigued that he began reading countless books and attending homebrewing seminars whenever he was able before building Pacific Brew Craft. With a strong technical background, Michael also has a passion for digital sales and e-commerce, harnessing data to enhance customer experience and access to production sources.  Joining Briess, Michael looks forward to expanding Briess’ international market presence and online e-commerce.

Please join me in welcoming Michael.

Best regards,

Michael Scanzello
Director of Brewing and Distilling
T: 920.605.0123 | E: Michael.Scanzello@Briess.com

About Michael Scanzello

Michael ScanzelloAfter graduating from Kutztown University in 1995, Mike began his career at Stroh’s Brewing Co. in Allentown, PA. Over the next 6 years Mike would hold several positions in both the QA and Brewing Departments. In 2001, after the brewery in Pennsylvania closed, Mike moved to Wisconsin, accepting a position with Cargill at its Jefferson Junction Malthouse. In 2007, Mike transitioned from operations management to the commercial side of Cargill’s malt business, becoming an Account Executive with its Specialty Malt Products Group. In July of 2015, Mike brought his talents to Briess and joined as the National Distillery Manager. In February of 2016, Mike was promoted to Director of Brewing and Distilling.

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