Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations
Brian joined Blue Diamond in July 2014. Brian is responsible for operations at Blue Diamond’s Sacramento, Salida and Turlock facilities; it is through these facilities that Blue Diamond has achieved acclaim as the world’s largest processor of almonds. Brian is also responsible for our corporate functions of: Quality; Engineering and Capital Planning; and Environmental, Health and Safety.
Brian previously had an almost 29 year career with Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business where he held senior leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering and supply chain in North America, the UK, and most recently in China where he was Deputy General Manager of Diageo’s joint-venture. Brian started his career in Diageo’s Pillsbury division where he spent 14 years and held roles in manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance including roles as Plant Manager and Operations Business Manager for Pillsbury’s Refrigerated Baked Goods business.
Brian earned his BS in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Wisconsin.
Which Blue Diamond product do you crave?
Smokehouse Almonds — the first BDG product he had as a teenager and still his favorite today!