The H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) Board has elected Peter H. Coors as a Director. Mr. Coors (55) is Chairman of the Board of Coors Brewing Company based in Golden, Colorado. Mr. Coors' professional career follows a Coors tradition that has spanned more than a century and five generations of Coors family members. He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 1993, Peter was named Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Coors Brewing Company. In May 2000, he was named Chairman, Coors Brewing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Adolph Coors Company.