Who We Are > Mark Simpson
Brewmaster and Winemaker Mark Simpson has twenty-three years experience in food and beverage manufacturing. He has extensive experience in product development, supply chain management and purchasing, quality assurance, public relations and marketing.
Mark has had a keen interest in fermentation since graduating from the UBC Microbiology program in 1982. He started his career with Molson Breweries, working with their core brands, as well as brewing international brands under license such as: Lowenbrau, Coors and Kirin.
This first assignment led to a nine year stay as Brewmaster at Vancouver's Granville Island Brewing, where he developed award winning brands such as Cypress Honey Lager, the Belgian influenced Christmas Ale and oak cask aged Scottish Ale. In 2001, Mark joined RJ Spagnols Wine and Beer Making Products, a division of Vincor International, in a winemaking role, as Director of Research, Development and Quality Assurance.
Mark has a network of contacts and resources that is both extensive and worldwide. He brings a balanced and thorough approach to problem solving that brings the best out of people. Mark is skilled at recipe and process design for foods and beverages and possesses a keen insight into the successful branding and marketing of new products.
Mark's key values are: balance, integrity, enterprise, creativity and quality.