MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”) — the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company — today 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.”
Mr. Arnold’s extensive background includes leading teams supporting a variety of functions at Univar and General Electric. He has excellent hands-on experience in broad field organizations, talent acquisition, performance management, Lean Six Sigma, mergers and acquisitions, and integrations. He has also worked in generalist roles with Dell and Stanley. Additionally, he served eight years in the United States Army, culminating as Captain, Infantry (Army Ranger), where he acquired a strong foundation in leadership and communication skills.
Mr. Arnold earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and marketing at Florida A&M University and a master’s in human resources management at Troy University. He has also completed subsequent executive programs at the University of Michigan and GE’s Management Development Institute - Crotonville.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Arnold serves the community by volunteering through Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to help address the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice. He and his wife, Denise, are looking forward to relocating to the Miami area.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.