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Alex Alvarez is Senior Vice President, Chief Production and Sustainability Officer for Brown-Forman Corporation. He leads the B-F Global supply chain including manufacturing operations as well as corporate facilities. He is also responsible for product innovation, engineering, safety, quality, and environmental sustainability for the corporation. He is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.
Alex’s breadth and depth of global leadership experience has been built over two decades in roles of increasing responsibility. He was hired by Brown-Forman in 2007 as Director of Bottling Operations in Louisville before being promoted to the Vice President, General Manager of Casa Herradura in November 2008. As the General Manager, Alex led numerous initiatives including integrating the Casa Herradura business into Brown-Forman, modernizing the production facility, stabilizing agave supply and demand, and expanding distillery operations. In early 2013, his role was expanded to include leadership oversight of the Sonoma-Cutrer winery in California. Alex was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer, in early 2014.
Alex currently leads the company’s global sustainability initiatives and serves on the board of the DendriFund Foundation, focused on environmental sustainability. In addition, Alex is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Forest Foundation (AFF), as well as a member of the boards of the Scotch Whisky Association, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Walden School.
Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Alex led major production operations for General Mills and initially began his career as a project engineer for Procter & Gamble. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Iowa State University and an executive Master of Business Administrations degree from Northwestern Kellogg School of Business.
Alex possesses an enriching background in addition to his professional experience, having lived in four countries and originally from Panama. He, his wife, Carol, and their two daughters reside in Louisville.