Eric Schuetzler

Senior Director, Global Commercialization & Contract Manufacturing, Beam Suntory


In his role as Senior Director, Global Commercialization & Contract Manufacturing, Eric is responsible for Beam Suntory’s Global Project Management and Processes, Product Lifecycle and Product Graphics Management as well as Contract Manufacturing for the World’s 3rd Largest Premium Spirits Company. In 2016, the team redesigned internal commercialization processes and globally deployed Planisware. He and his team of 28 colleagues located in Chicago, Louisville and Madrid lead to market over 500 projects each year and support over a dozen globally dispersed contract manufacturing partners.

In his previous role at Beam Suntory, Eric led the R&D Product Development function. He and his team developed and launched products around the globe, such as Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon, the flavored Jim Beam line, Canadian Club 100% Rye, and many others supporting a $4B+ product portfolio.

Before joining Beam Suntory in 2012, Eric served in a variety of roles at The Clorox Company in Pleasanton, CA for almost 10 years. His last role as Group Manager, Cleaning Product Innovation, led early pipeline product R&D and implementation across a $1.5B+ home care business.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.


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