LATROBE, Pa. (AP) _ Labatt USA has replaced the chief executive at the brewery that makes Rolling Rock beer.

Al Spinelli, chief executive at Latrobe Brewing Co. in western Pennsylvania, was replaced last week by Philip Hall, a longtime executive with Labatt's Canadian operations.

The brewery shipped an all-time high 1.08 million barrels of beer in 1995, but output dipped slightly last year. The Rolling Rock brewery had much more independence than other operations within Labatt's USA.

Spinelli declined a transfer to a Labatt's brewery in South America, according to the Tribune-Review newspaper of Greensburg.

Hall, a mechanical engineer, previously worked in food manufacturing. He will report directly to Labatt USA President Thane Pressman.