President of North America Supply, Diageo North America
Perry Jones, President, North America Supply at Diageo and President, is a global leader in beverage alcohol. Diageo has an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Smirnoff, Cîroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness, enjoyed in more than 180 countries based in New York.
Perry previously served as SVP Manufacturing based at Diageo’s Plainfield, Illinois site, Diageo’s only location in the world that houses both a technical center and a full, state-of-the-art production facility. To further Diageo’s mission to create a more sustainable world, Perry sits as the executive sponsor of Diageo North America’s Business Resource Group, GreenIQ. Their goal is to educate and connect Diageo employees with a passion for sustainability to reduce their impact on the world and positively impact the communities in which we live, work, source, and sell.
Mr. Jones has extensive food and beverage industry experience in applying innovative approaches to end-to-end operations, supply chain management, change management, procurement, supply planning, commercialization, and contract manufacturing. Mr. Jones is responsible for implementing world-class supply chain strategies and best practices in areas including purchasing, inventory management, SAP, Lean, Six Sigma and Total Productive Manufacturing to deliver bottom line financial results.
Prior to joining Diageo in 2017, Mr. Jones was with the Coca-Cola Company, where he served as Vice President/Thermal and Water, Vice President/Thermal and Contract Manufacturing, and Regional Vice President for the company’s Eastern Region Coca-Cola Refreshments business.
At Mark Anthony Brewing, a division of The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, Mr. Jones was Senior Vice President of Operations.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Jones was with PepsiCo, where he served as Vice President Operations and Integration, Vice President Operations, Vice President Manufacturing, and Director of Manufacturing for the Gatorade brand.
Perry previously served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Alabama A&M University and currently serves on the Black and Gold Facilities Board at Grambling State University, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Grambling State University.
Diageo North America is the company’s largest market and contributes approximately 50% of the company’s operating profit. Diageo North America’s Supply organization represents the leading producer of alcoholic beverages distilled, blended, matured, barreled, brewed, bottled and warehoused in the market. North America operates 10 domestic facilities across the United States, Canada and U.S.V.I. In 2017, Diageo was named to the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.