Beam Suntory Names Paula Erickson Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Beam Suntory Names Paula Erickson Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Deerfield, Illinois, November 19, 2014 – Beam Suntory Inc., one of the world’s leading spirits companies, today announced the appointment of Paula K. Erickson, 45, to the position of Senior Vice President—Global Chief Human Resources Officer. 

A six-year veteran of the company, Erickson has served for the past six months as Vice President and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer.  She previously held leadership roles of increasing responsibility in communications while also serving on the human resources leadership team.

“Paula has been an instrumental and inspirational leader as we have integrated two great companies to become one Beam Suntory,” said Matt Shattock, Chairman & CEO of Beam Suntory.  “Paula’s experience and deep roots in our company, her exceptional feel for our common culture, and her ability to engage, motivate and inspire our people – across functions and geographies – make her uniquely qualified to be our Global Chief Human Resources Officer.” 

Erickson serves on the Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team and reports to Shattock.

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renowned premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s,  Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur.  The company generates annual worldwide sales exceeding $4 billion excluding excise taxes. 

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture.  Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and