When a Molson Coors employee took five lives by gunfire before ending his own with a bullet on Wednesday, much of the leadership of the company was in Houston for the annual Molson Coors Distributor Conference.
CEO Gavin Hattersley was among them.
Shortly after news of the shooting broke, Hattersley cancelled the afternoon session, and he and numerous other executives immediately flew back to Milwaukee.
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Pete Marino, the President of Emerging Growth for Molson Coors, stayed behind.
When the Wednesday evening session took place in Houston, Marino addressed employees with a somber and sad talk.
“We need to take care of each other. We need to hug each other,” he said.
Asking for a moment of silence, his voice cracked.
At the end, he said his company would be setting up a victim fund.