Longtime Boulevard finance chief named Duvel Moortgat USA president

The owners of Boulevard Brewing Co. have promoted Jeff Krum, the Kansas City-based brewery’s longtime chief financial officer, to the post of president over three U.S. operations.

Jeff Krum will replace Simon Thorpe in the post. He will oversee Boulevard Brewing as well as Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Duvel Moortgat USA, which handles imports of Belgian beers the parent company brews. Each is part of Belgium-based Duvel Moortgat NV, which bought Boulevard Brewing in 2013.

“Jeff’s deep roots in our company, extensive experience and strong commitment to our organization make us confident he is the right person to oversee our U.S. operations,” Michel Moortgat, chief executive of Duvel Moortgat NV, said in an announcement Wednesday.

Boulevard confirmed that Krum’s new duties will allow him to stay in Kansas City, where he is active as a member of the board of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, the Downtown Transportation Development District and the Kansas City Economic Development Corp. He also co-founded Ripple Glass, the recycling operation.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal

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