A Note from Our CEO

"We're driving momentum for our business with a strategy focused on three simple platforms: Creating Famous Brands...Building Winning Markets...and Fueling Our Growth. We see a bright and prosperous future as a global leader in the dynamic spirits industry."

-- Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO

Vision and Strategy

Our Vision: Crafting Spirits that Stir the World

Our Strategy: We seek to outperform our market with a strategy focused on our three simple strategic platforms of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth.

 

Our vision and strategy is underpinned by our Winning Competitive Edge – our people who operate day in and day out in a culture that embraces entrepreneurial thinking … encourages creative, innovative solutions … and emphasizes a collaborative mindset.

Leadership Team

  • Matt Shattock

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

  • Albert Baladi

    President, International

  • Tim Hassett

    President, Americas

  • Sho Semba

    SVP, Japan

  • Rebecca Messina

    Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

  • Paula Erickson

    SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Clarkson Hine

    SVP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

  • David Hunter

    SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

  • Hiroshi Miyamori

    SVP, Advisor to the CEO

  • John Owen

    SVP, Chief Financial Officer

  • Kent Rose

    SVP, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

David Hunter

SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

David Hunter serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Appointed to this role in 2016, Hunter is responsible for Beam Suntory’s global operations, including 19 distilleries and bottling plants, as well as the company's supply chain, procurement and quality functions. Hunter and his team of 2,000 employees produce more than 50 million cases of spirits every year that are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Prior to this role, Hunter served as Beam Suntory’s Vice President of Manufacturing for three years. In that role, he was responsible for all manufacturing operations, maturing inventory warehousing and spirits processing facilities throughout the world.

Hunter joined Beam Suntory in July 2007 as leader of the company’s International Operations, encompassing all manufacturing operations outside of North America. Hunter’s experience in the spirits industry began in 1996 when he joined the Scotch Whisky business of Allied Domecq Plc. Prior to joining the spirits industry, Hunter spent 11 years in the chemical industry working for ICI Plc at various locations in the UK.

Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science, 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK and a Member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

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