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Beam, General Manager of Jack Daniel’s production set to retire

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9:00 am

After 48 years, Tommy Beam is set to retire at Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Beam, who began with the company as an accountant, is currently the SVP, general manager of all Jack Daniel’s production operations, a position he has held since 2002. (Jack Daniel’s Distillery photo)

After 48 years, Tommy Beam is set to retire at Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Beam, who began with the company as an accountant, is currently the SVP, general manager of all Jack Daniel’s production operations, a position he has held since 2002. (Jack Daniel’s Distillery photo)

Tommy Beam has been a fixture at Jack Daniel’s Distillery for nearly five decades. Beam, who started at the distillery as an accountant and spent the better part of 35 years working his way to the company’s SVP, General Manager, will retire at the end of the month.

“Tommy Beam has had a truly remarkable career in one of the top jobs not only within Brown-Forman, but in our entire industry,” said Jane Morreau, senior vice president and chief production officer. “For the last 11 years he has led our entire Jack Daniel’s production operations while overseeing several expansion projects during a time of significant growth for the brand. Tommy has been a great leader and we wish him nothing but the best during his retirement.”

Beam joined the Jack Daniel Distillery in 1965 as an accountant and served in a succession of roles with increasing responsibility until being named general manager of all Jack Daniel’s production operations in 2002. During this time, Beam led a team of 435 employees to record levels of production, reaching shipments of about 11 million 9-liter cases of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey worldwide during fiscal 2012.

Brown-Forman Corporation announced in April that Beam, senior vice president and general manager of Jack Daniel’s Production Operations here, is retiring from the company after 48 years of service. His official retirement date is July 31.

For more, see the July 25 edition of The Moore County News.  Click here to subscribe to The News, including our online edition,

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