Brown-Forman Announces Chief Production Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) announced today that Alejandro (Alex) Alvarez has been named chief production officer and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team, effective February 1, 2014. Alvarez succeeds Jane Morreau who has been promoted to chief financial officer.

Alvarez currently serves as general manager of operations at Casa Herradura in Jalisco, Mexico, and oversees the Sonoma-Cutrer wine operations in California. He joined Brown-Forman in 2007 as director of Louisville Production Operations.

“Alex has the global experience and leadership capabilities to lead a world-class production operation such as Brown-Forman’s,” said Brown-Forman Chief Executive Officer Paul Varga.

Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Alvarez managed operations at General Mills, Pillsbury, and Procter & Gamble. He earned his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from Iowa State University and will complete his Executive MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University) in June 2014.

For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/.