Cascade Brewing is starting a new era, as Kevin Martin has been promoted to director of brewery operations.

A former home brewer, Martin served as a winery cellarman in Oregon, New Zealand and Australia before interning at Portland’s Laurelwood Brewing. He joined Cascade as a cellarman in 2012 and was promoted to lead blender in 2014.

“Working closely with the production and sales teams, I am committed to fostering a unified vision that informs the planning, brewing, blending, packaging and quality management of our beers while continuing to support the spontaneity and inventiveness of our live barrel and small blend programs,” said Martin in a press release.

According to the press release, Martin’s new job will involve being in charge of “all aspects of brewing and blending operations at Cascade Brewing” including expanding the brewery’s portfolio of beers so that Cascade “can continue to innovate in an ever-changing craft beer landscape.”