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Stanislav Hamara Is Taking Over the Management of the Breweries

29 October 2012

Plzeň, October 24, 2012 – Stanislav Hamara, 44, has become the manager of Prazdroj at Gambrinus breweries. To his new post, Mr. Hamara brings 11 years of experience from his work at SABMiller breweries. He replaces the former manager, Pavel Šemík, who has been working as technical director of the Dutch Royal Grolsch brewery since August of this year.

Stanislav Hamara has worked for the SABMiller Group since 2001, when he took the position of manager of the bottling department at Šariš brewery, which he kept for six years. After that, he worked on the merger of the Topvar and Šariš corporations. After that successful project, in January 2007 M. Hamar became the Manager of Topolčany brewery, and one year later, he took over the management of the brewery in Velký Šariš. He has also worked at the headquarters of SABMiller Company in beer production development, covering the needs of the entire European region. He is coming to Pilsen after nearly two years in a leadership position at the Hungarian brewery Dreher. 

“I am honoured to be working at the Pilsen brewery that has changed the face of the beer brewing tradition all over the world, and which gave the world its unique lager Pilsner Urquell. My pleasure at beginning my association with the people who have actively participated in the success of Pilsen beers for so many years is enhanced by the knowledge that it is happening during the year of the 170th anniversary of the birth of this legendary Pilsen lager,” Stanislav Hamara said.

Stanislav Hamara graduated from the Technical College in Košice. After that, he worked in a private company producing PET bottles and sodas, where he held several different positions including the position of Production Manager. While employed there, Mr. Hamara completed his post-graduate studies at Brunel University in West London.

He loves sports, especially jogging. He likes to spend time hiking with his wife and children. Mr. Hamara’s personal goals include finishing a marathon, as he is a successful participant in several half-marathon runs. His other hobbies include skiing, swimming, and of course enjoying good beer.

Notes for editors:

- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million of hectolitres during the calendar year of 2011 (including licensed productions abroad) and with its export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the member of the SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller portfolio includes important international brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful  regional and national brands.

Jiří Mareček
Plzeňský Prazdroj
420 724 617 219


This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 24th of October 2012.


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