In January, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—announced that Terry Arnold has joined Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
In this role, Mr. Arnold is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing the Company’s human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company including: organization design, talent management, talent acquisition, learning and development, compensation, benefits, diversity and inclusion, HR information systems and processes, labor relations, and policies and procedures.
Mr. Arnold brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources, with deep leadership experience driving operations, business processes, supply-chain optimization, sales management and information technology initiatives for global, industry-leading companies. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and for building strong teams, while achieving bottom-line results through a strategic process improvement approach.
Prior to joining Southern Glazer’s, Mr. Arnold served as Vice President of Human Resources at BMC, a leading building material, manufacturing and distribution company. In this position, he led human resources for the company’s multi-state operations, inclusive of a diverse labor force spanning 120 locations. Most recently at BMC, Mr. Arnold focused his efforts on driving process consistency, leadership development and strategic talent management.
“Terry is an extremely well-rounded executive who recognizes the essential role that human resources plays in business growth and competitiveness,” said Southern Glazer’s EVP, Secretary and Administration, Lee Hager. “His impressive track record, business acumen and leadership skills will be a valuable addition to the Southern Glazer’s executive management team.”
“Southern Glazer’s has an outstanding reputation for its focus on people, inclusiveness, and family values,” added Terry Arnold. “I look forward to building on this foundation to help the Company continue to attract, develop, promote and retain the best employees in the industry. I’m also passionate about talent management and employee engagement and am eager to begin initiating strategic HR programs in these areas across the business.”