ESCONDIDO (CNS) - Stone Brewing, founded in San Diego in 1996 and ranked as the country's ninth largest craft brewery, today announced the hiring of Maria Stipp as CEO, effective Sept. 14. Stipp spent the past five years as CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company and before that was president of ecoATM, a company launched in Stone's hometown of San Diego. Prior to ecoATM, Stipp was executive vice president at Activision, where she was responsible for ``Call of Duty'' and ``Guitar Hero,'' and further in the past, she did stints at Miller Brewing Co. and Kelloggs. "Maria has all the qualities we were looking for in a CEO,'' said Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing co-founder and interim CEO. "She brings experience from a very well-respected brewery, and experience from outside the industry too. She live
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