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Filling A Vacuum – The Entrepreneurs Stepping Out Of Dyson’s Shadow

It seems like an obvious thing to do.  You spend time with a company – as a manager perhaps, or a technician – and when the time comes to go it alone and start a business, you set out your stall in the same sector.   

There are several advantages to leaving a big company and launching a business that might ultimately become a competitor. You know the industry and you’re up speed with how things are done. And perhaps you have also identified the practices that can be improved. Equally – and this is not something your former bosses will be overly keen on – you may well have some handy customer contacts.   

But starting up in the same sector can also be tough, particularly if you have been working for a business is that produces iconic products that

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Jack Daniel’s master distiller stepping down after 12 years | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After 12 years of leading production of the powerhouse Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand, Jeff Arnett is stepping down as master distiller, the company announced Thursday.

Arnett stewarded the brand’s continued global growth and executed a strategy that expanded the Jack Daniel’s lineup with flavored brand extensions and super-premium products that fetch higher prices — part of an industrywide trend in American whiskey production.

As master distiller, Arnett was responsible for overall whiskey-making operations at the famed distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Through the years, master distillers took on another role as leading brand ambassadors to promote their products. Jack Daniel’s — the flagship brand of Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. — is sold in more than 170 countries.

The company didn’t give a reason for Arnett’s departure. His career at the distillery spanned nearly 20 years and earlier roles included overseeing quality control and the brand’s single barrel

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Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett Stepping Down After Nearly 20 Years at Iconic Tennessee Whiskey Brand

LYNCHBURG, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following a nearly 20-year career at the Jack Daniel Distillery, where he served as Master Distiller for the last 12, Jeff Arnett is stepping down from his position, the company announced today.

Appointed Master Distiller in April 2008, Jeff has stewarded the iconic Tennessee Whiskey and been instrumental to the growth of Jack Daniel’s, which is now sold in more than 170 countries around the world. Jack Daniel’s is the #1 selling whiskey in the world.

“When Jeff became the Master Distiller, we said that he would carry on the long tradition of folks who have made the world’s best whiskey for more than 150 years, and that’s exactly what he’s done,” said Larry Combs, Jack Daniel Distillery SVP and General Manager. “He has worked tirelessly on behalf of the distillery and brought with him the creativity and the expertise that makes Jack Daniel’s the most

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Jack Daniel’s master distiller stepping down after 12 years | St. Louis business news

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