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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Chief Supply Chain Officer Selected by Food Logistics for 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain Award

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

This award recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced that its Senior Vice President Operations & Chief Supply Chain Officer Bobby Burg has been selected by Food Logistics, as one of the winners of the 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, which recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain.

“Behind every great company is an even greater leader and, the supply chain leaders receiving this award are no exception,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Within the last 18 months or so, the cold food chain has seen a lot of rock stars rise to the occasion. These rock stars developed platforms, integrated automation and led teams through disruption after disruption. They’ve helped their companies pivot and adapt, and continue to do so with grace, agility, flexibility and resilience. These rock stars are strong in so many ways. Congratulations to the true rock stars of the supply chain, who continue to keep the cold food chain moving.”

Bobby Burg is a strategic operations leader with a reputation for delivering innovative business strategies and solutions. He has extensive proficiency in transforming operations and increasing profitability and productivity, and in his 34 years of work experience has focused on innovation, leadership, and deployment of cutting-edge strategies. Burg has both emphasized and demonstrated the importance of making significant technology investments in the Company’s supply chain operations, which has resulted in the development of state-of-the-art distribution centers—not just in the wine and spirits industry, but across all industries.

“I’ve really enjoyed and benefited from the ability to work cross-functionally throughout my career,” said Bobby Burg. “I’m a huge advocate of moving into different types of roles and bringing those new skillsets back to the supply chain and becoming a better manager as a result. I find that being-well rounded makes a huge difference in the way a person leads and have applied my knowledge and experience from all my previous roles, which brought a different kind of perspective to the table. I, in turn, also learned a lot in the process.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2022 print issue as well as online at www.FoodLogistics.com. Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/awards to learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, SupplyChainLearningCenter.com and more. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com

About Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, as well as named by Newsweek as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace. 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.

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC
Anna Gomez
Specialist, Communications & CSR
Office: (305) 627-1534, ext. 1534
Mobile: (954) 870-1029
Email: anna.gomez@sgws.com

Sofia Estevez
Manager, Communications & CSR
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1162
Mobile: (786) 457-6821
Email: sofia.estevez@sgws.com

Source: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

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