Eastside Distilling Appoints G. Stuart Schreiner Interim Chi

|Mar 3|magazine8 min read

PORTLAND, Ore., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) today announced the appointment of G. Stuart Schreiner as Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective February 28, 2020.

Mr. Schreiner joins Eastside Distilling with 25 years of experience in finance and operational leadership, where he has served in both a consulting and executive capacity for a wide array of public and private companies. His expertise includes creating effective financial processes, systems and controls that enable problem solving to occur, primarily for companies transitioning from investment stage to positive cash flow. He has also served as a consultant on integration for companies involved in mergers and acquisitions.

"Stu brings 25 years of proven financial and operational capabilities that are ideally suited for Eastside Distilling as we implement a series of operational changes aimed at reshaping our business model to achieve positive adjusted EBITDA," commented Lawrence Firestone, CEO of Eastside Distilling. "Having worked with Stu previously, I am confident that his hands-on approach to continuous improvement will add value to Eastside going forward."

Mr. Schreiner has been a financial consultant with Tatum, LLC, C-Squared Solutions and GSS Consulting LLC since 2002. During and prior to that time, he has additionally held various senior level positions, including Director of Finance or Chief Financial Officer, with Hands-On Labs, Inc., Melco Industries, Inc., AirCell, Inc., Nathan Wechsler CPA, Cablecom-General, Translogic Corporation, Fischer Imaging, and Century International. Mr. Schreiner is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and has a B.S. in Accounting, with Honors from Bentley College.

About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) has been producing high-quality, craft spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2008. The company is known for its award-winning brands, including Redneck Riviera Whiskeys, Azuñia Tequila, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum, Burnside Bourbons, Portland Potato Vodkas, and other Oregon brands. All Eastside spirits are crafted from natural ingredients for quality and taste. Eastside's Craft Bottling + Canning subsidiary is one of the Northwest's leading independent spirit bottlers and ready-to-drink canners. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the Company on Twitter and Facebook.

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