Perry Jones

by Edward Cates
Perry Jones
Perry Jones

Perry Jones is Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Distillation/North America at Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol. Diageo has an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Smirnoff, Cîroc, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness, enjoyed in more than 180 countries.


Based at Diageo’s Plainfield, Illinois site, which houses a technical center and state-of-the-art production facility, Jones is responsible for implementing world-class supply chain strategies and best practices. His areas of focus include Purchasing, Inventory Management, SAP, Lean, Six Sigma and Total Productive Manufacturing to deliver bottom line financial results.


Prior to joining Diageo in 2017, Jones was with the Coca-Cola Company, where he served as VP/ Thermal and Water, VP/Thermal and Contract Manufacturing, and Regional VP for the company’s Eastern Region Coca-Cola Refreshments business.


Earlier in his career, Jones was with PepsiCo, where he served as VP Operations and Integration, VP Manufacturing, and Director of Manufacturing for the Gatorade brand.


Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Grambling State University.

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