Deerfield, Ill. – January 29, 2014 – Beam Inc. [NYSE:BEAM], a leading global premium spirits company based in the Chicago area, announced that Mindy Mackenzie, 43, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Performance Officer, effective December 2013.
In this newly created position, Mackenzie will work across the company’s three segments and global functions to ensure alignment of priorities, processes and talent to support execution of the company’s strategy. The Global Corporate Strategy and Global Human Resources, Culture, Talent & Compensation functions report to Mackenzie in her new role.
“Mindy is a highly strategic business leader whose expertise in growing our brightest talent and process improvement will be valuable assets in this enhanced role,” said Matt Shattock, President & CEO, Beam Inc.
Mackenzie joined Beam in January 2010 and for the past four years has served as SVP Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the company’s human resources, organizational development and talent strategies.
Prior to joining Beam, Mackenzie served for five years at Campbell Soup Co., where she held various positions including Vice President Human Resources & Public Affairs for Campbell’s Asia-Pacific Division. Mackenzie also spent nine years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in the areas of human resources and organizational development and training.
Mackenzie continues to report to Shattock and serve on Beam’s executive leadership team. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fifth-Third Bank Chicago affiliate.
About Beam Inc.
As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.
Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.