Beam operations boss to retire

18 February, 2013

Beam has announced the retirement of Ian Gourlay, the company’s senior vice president of global operations & supply chain, effective April 1.

Gourlay came to Beam in 2005 with the acquisition of a number of Allied Domecq brands.

“Gourlay was instrumental in the integration of the brands and production we’ve acquired over the past eight years, including six of our seven Power Brands,” said Matt Shattock, president and chief executive officer of Beam. “Over that time, our manufacturing footprint has grown from five facilities to 15.”

Gourlay added: “Now that we have integrated the acquisition of Pinnacle Vodka and determined the brand’s future production model in Frankfort, I’ve decided this is a logical point to step back and retire.”

Beam is looking for a successor.


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