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5Rabbit Cerveceria Re-Tools Executive Structure

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 22, 2013 8:20PM

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5Rabbit Cerveceria is shuffling its executive structure. Founder and CEO Andrés Araya is bringing Cesar Garza aboard as Commercial Director, effective immediately. Garza, who has extensive experience in Mexico marketing brands such as La Mariachita and Nirvana Rock Joint, will start immediately.

Garza replaces Isaac Showaki, who left the company after Araya filed a lawsuit accusing Showaki of “running a smear campaign” against him. The lawsuit claimed Showaki “became increasingly obsessed with his perceived lack of power and influence at the company” and began spreading rumors Araya was embezzling from the company and engaged in an extramarital affair with a former employee.

The lawsuit is still pending. Creative Director Randy Mosher and Brewmaster John J. Hall remain with the company