Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 73
“Moonshine Supply Chain”
Broadcast live from Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery in Blairsville, GA
Be sure to check out the post-podcast music: SCNR Tunes, Track 1
Tommy Townsend is a native of Blairsville, GA, located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains. He is a professional musician and owner of Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Distillery. At about age 13, Tommy heard the Waylon Jennings album, “Ol’ Waylon”, and was hooked. He began his pursuit of his own music career after meeting Waylon a short time later. Waylon took a liking to the curly haired lad and included him later in some performances and studio work. The collaboration continued all the way up to Waylon’s death.
Tommy then became the lead singer in Waylon’s band, Waymore’s Outlaws. The band still plays today with the original members. About three years ago, Tommy decided to revive his grandfather’s 85 year old moonshine recipe, and opened Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Distillery. Since then the family owned and operated facility has been turning out the best handcrafted moonshine anywhere. Catch up with Tommy at TommyTownsendOnline.com and the moonshine at https://www.mimmsmoonshine.com/
Fred Midkiff is a native of southern Virginia and a 35-year veteran of John Deere. During that time, he held many different positions in sales, marketing, operations and finance. He favorite activities always revolved around helping John Deere dealers develop in all of those areas. He retired a few years ago as a Director of Strategic Dealers.
Fred began working with Tommy a year ago to assist with financial decisions, sales and marketing. Fred and Tommy can sometimes be found working on market research in back of the distillery. Follow Grandaddy Mimm’s on Facebook and if you want more information, connect with the team via email.
Will Haraway is Founder & Lead Evangelist at Backbeat Marketing. Will has 20 years of executive experience in B2B Technology Marketing. Will is a certified analyst relations practitioner by the Knowledge Capital Group and has helped companies including Manhattan Associates, Aptos, Atlantix Global Systems, American Software and Rubicon Global improve their brand reputations with marketing results that help increase sales.
Will also serves as a member of the APICS Atlanta Executive Advisory Board. The Backbeat team includes lead generation, digital marketing, media relations and content marketing specialists with a combined 50 years of experience in their chosen disciplines. Connect with Will on LinkedIn and learn more about Backbeat Marketing here: www.backbeatmarketing.com
Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive.
He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable.
Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. Learn more about TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space, by visiting their website here: www.talentstreamstaffing.com
Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode
SCNR Tunes, Track 1, featuring Tommy Townsend & Will Haraway: click here
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
Veteran Scholarship Opportunity for SCM Certifications: click here
Upcoming VETLANTA events: click here
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/
Blueprint 2019: https://blueridgeglobal.com/blueprint-2019/
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards: https://youtu.be/z8QCs8lgyMM?t=1
AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit: https://www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2019-lean-summit
Transparency 2019: https://www.freightwaves.com/transparency19
EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: click here
Gartner Supply Chain Leadership Conference in Phoenix: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/supply-chain-us