Michael Goettl, a former division president at Al Dahra Holding, has joined Yakima Chief – Hopunion (YCH HOPS) as CEO. He succeeds Steve Carpenter, who’s served as interim CEO since February 2016 and transitions to COO of the company. YCH HOPS is a grower-owned global supplier of sustainably produced, innovative hop products for beer.

Upon announcement, Goettl commented, “I’m thrilled to become a member of a very strong YCH HOPS team in joining the great community of Yakima Valley [Washington]. I look forward to working closely with our grower-owners and other hops producers in the Pacific Northwest, as well as brewers in the United States and around the world, in producing and delivering superior hops products while achieving sustainable growth.”