Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) Appoints New President and CEO

WINNIPEG – Ed McCallum, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Brophy as BMBRI’s new President and CEO. Mr. Brophy started in this position at the end of August.

“BMBRI will benefit from Michael’s 15 years of experience in the malting barley development and marketing industry in Western Canada,” said Mr. McCallum. “This will allow BMBRI to maintain its focus and address future challenges in malting barley variety development, research and communications activities on behalf of our members and the wider industry.”

Mr. Brophy was previously responsible for malting barley technical services and market development at the Canadian Wheat Board where he engaged in significant hands-on customer contact and marketing activity. His work also included involvement with organizations such as the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, Western Grains Research Foundation, Prairie Grain Development Committee, Prairie Recommending Committee for Oats and Barley, Western Grains Standards Committee Barley Group, and the Barley Development Council.

“Michael’s broad network of contacts and extensive knowledge of the barley industry will be a valuable asset for BMBRI as we move forward,” added Mr. McCallum.:


Ed McCallum , Chairman, BMBRI Board of Directors
Director of Brewing and Development
Sleeman Breweries
551 Clair Road West
Guelph , Ontario N1L 1E9
Ph: 519-826-5458
Fax: 519-822-0148

Michael Brophy , President and CEO
Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute
303 – 161 Portage Avenue East
Winnipeg , Manitoba R3B 2L6
Ph: 204-927-1401