Jeff Mims, Chief Sales Officer, Mims Distributing Company
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Job Responsibilities: Manages more than 50 staff, including a sales force of 31 salespeople, eight supervisors and six managers, in a company with a total of 125 employees. Leads green efforts at Mims.
Favorite Beer: The next one! (But if you really made him choose, it would be Rodenbach.)
Background: Joined Mims in 1995 following a wealth of real-life business and purchasing experience. Started in the warehouse, then given a route in Pinehurst, N.C. Served as wine sales manager until Mims divested that division in 2000, then became a chain manager focusing solely on beer prior to current role.