Heaven Hill Brands Announces New Leadership Appointments, Names Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Production Officer

— May 23, 2024

Heaven Hill Brands, the largest independent, family-owned and led distilled spirits supplier, announced today the appointment of two world-class executives to the leadership team.

Veteran human resources executive Tony Georges joins Heaven Hill as its new Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing all aspects of HR strategy and staffing, aligning them with the company’s overall business objectives. With over three decades of experience in HR leadership, as well as operations and IT roles, Georges brings a wealth of diverse experience, knowledge, and expertise to the Heaven Hill team.

Most recently, Georges served as Vice President, Human Resources for UPS Airlines based in Louisville, Ky. In this capacity, he was responsible for a broad range of areas, including talent management and acquisition, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to building high-performing teams and creating an environment where employees can thrive and succeed.

Proven operations leader Josh Anderson joins Heaven Hill as its new Chief Production Officer, overseeing all aspects of operations and manufacturing, providing strategic direction and leadership to achieve the overall business strategy. Anderson is an inspirational leader with a remarkable 25 years of experience in operations, plant management, technical services, continuous improvement, and engineering within the consumer-packaged goods industry.

Anderson spent the last four years with Brown-Forman, where he was Vice President of Manufacturing overseeing 11 of the company’s manufacturing facilities. He also recently served as Global Vice President of Technical Services responsible for corporate engineering, packaging engineering, quality assurance, corporate safety, and environmental and sustainability compliance. Prior to Brown-Forman, Anderson spent over two decades at General Mills in a variety of leadership roles with increasing authority.

Importantly, both will serve as members of Heaven Hill’s Executive Leadership Team, responsible for evolving and implementing the company’s strategic business plan, positioning them for future growth.

“Tony and Josh are experienced, people-driven leaders who know how to achieve results and build a best-in-class organization,” said Kate Latts, Co-President of Heaven Hill Brands. “Their proven track record of driving organizational effectiveness and empowering high performance will be invaluable as we continue to grow and evolve as a company. “

Georges holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Workforce Development and Training from the University of Louisville. For the last eight years, Georges has been a Board Member for KentuckianaWorks where he recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also, for the last four years Georges served as a Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board Member and on the Board of Directors for the Leadership Louisville Center.

Anderson holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is also deeply committed to community service, having served on the boards of The United Way, Books from Birth, and the Newton County, GA Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Fund for The Arts in Louisville.

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