Molson Coors Names CEO Of Canadian Unit

DENVER (AP) -- Molson Coors on Tuesday announced that it has named Dave Perkins, 55, as its new president and chief executive officer of Molson Canada.

Perkins is a 28-year Molson veteran who worked most recently as president of Molson Coors' global brand and market development organization.

He will take his position at Molson Canada June 5.

Kevin Boyce, who served as Molson Canada CEO for the past four years, is stepping down to pursue other opportunities, the company said.

Shares of Molson Coors rose 85 cents to $45.48 in midday trading Tuesday.