About Us

In 2011, one of MicroStar’s Co-Founders and their former Operations Manager, realized that brewers were facing a growing problem: Hard-earned capital was being eaten up by keg purchases and costly lease programs. Chris Sapyta and David Webster decided there was a better way to help these brewers thrive. They created Keg Logistics to offer a unique Rent-to-Own model that didn’t require exclusivity agreements or personal guarantees from brewers.

Ten years and over 2,800 customers later, this brewer-first approach has made Keg Logistics one of the most trusted keg providers in the industry.

Chris Sapyta
CEO

Chris has over 25 years experience in the brewing industry. One of the original founders of MicroStar, he worked on bringing keg pooling to the US and helped develop and spread the use of the 1/6 barrel keg. He founded Keg Logistics in 2011.

Justin Meier
Sr. Vice President of Sales
United States: AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, MT, OK, TX, WY

Justin came to Keg Logistics in October of 2017 after serving as the North American Sales Director of Blefa Kegs. At Blefa Kegs, he was involved in sales, marketing, and operations that led Blefa to be the #1 supplier of kegs to the North American markets.

Jill Dugan
Pay-Per-Fill Coordinator

Jill joined Keg Logistics in December 2018 and brings with her over 15 years of customer service and sales experience. Before joining Keg Logistics she spent the previous 8 years with Blefa Kegs, Inc as the Regional Sales Manager and played a heavy hand in the success of their new Vancouver, WA distribution location.

Andy Halcarz
USA Sales Manager
United States: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI

Andy joined Keg Logistics in June 2018 and has spent his entire career in beer and beverage packaging. After starting his career working with aluminum beverage cans, Andy introduced one-way PET kegs to the North American market in 2008 and spent 10 years selling them to breweries, wineries, coffee companies and kombucha-makers.

Tyler La Clair
USA Sales Manager
United States: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA

Tyler came to Keg Logistics after the merger with Keg Credit in late 2017. He brings with him distribution and portfolio management after serving in numerous roles for a national top 20 beer distributor.

Robert Merryman
USA Sales Manager
United States: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT

A Certified Cicerone, Robert began his career representing large European breweries. He was the first to introduce Sierra Nevada to Spain and helped improve handling techniques in the Spanish market. Robert joined Keg Logistics in 2015.

Tyler Smith
USA Sales Manager
United States: AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Before joining Keg Logistics, Tyler was involved in sales at Atlas Keg Company as well as the management of their shipping/receiving warehouse. An avid homebrewer, Tyler’s love of craft beer drives all of his customer relationships.

Andrew McGrann
UK Sales Director
United Kingdom & Ireland

Andrew has over 10 years working in the keg supply and service industry. Andrew brings multiple years of valuable experience, most recently working for CBR. He has established multiple relationships in the UK brewing industry that will benefit the Keg Logistics UK team and our customers. A rugby enthusiast as player and coach, Andrew brings that same passion and dedication to our customer base every day.

Nicola Smith
UK Sales Executive
United Kingdom & Ireland

Nicola is the main UK-based contact for Rent-to-Own enquiries. She previously spent over 9 years with our partner, Kammac, holding a number of key roles within their operations. Her experience and understanding of the industry brings additional value to our UK & International customers.

Matt Wowchuk
Canadian Sales Manager
Canada: ON, QC, SK, MB, AB, BC