As Chief of Brewing Operations, Jim “Otto” Ottolini is responsible for the brewing and packaging operations at Brew Hub’s brewery in Lakeland, Florida as well the design and construction of the company’s second brewery which is scheduled to open in St. Louis in summer 2016. Jim is also responsible for Brew Hub’s brewing innovation, technology and quality control.
Ottolini joined Brew Hub after spending more than 22 years at The St. Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly beer, where he was responsible for the brewing and packaging operations of the company’s two facilities in St. Louis. Jim also was responsible for planning and coordinating activities related to the design and expansion of production equipment and resources to meet Schlafly’s growth objectives.
Ottolini received the 2012 Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing and serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a B.A. in French Literature from the University of Kansas and an Executive M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in Saint Louis. Jim also has earned several certificates from the Siebel Institute and Master Brewers Association of the Americas.