Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Louisville Distilling Company and Angel's Envy Bourbon
Envy of Innovation (With TASTINGS)
Innovation is a key driver in growing the future of your business. Learn some insights in building a culture of innovation and unlocking the creativity within your organization. Understand the importance of your consumers’ past in unlocking your company’s future.
For the second half of the presentation, be the envy of your friends and learn about the birth of Angel’s Envy Bourbon from idea to conception by co-founder Wes Henderson.
About the SpeakerS:
Andy Del Rosal, VP & Managing Director, Bacardi
Andy Del Rosal is the Vice President & Managing Director of Bacardi-Martini Product Development in Jacksonville, Florida. Andy has had a passion for understanding the source of innovation and creativity and how it can be captured and structured with the aim of sharing it institutionally. He has a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Andy has worked in the food and beverage industry since 1994. His first four years in the industry were spent living in Torino, Italy where he learned to appreciate good food and good wine. Andy has worked for Bacardi on and off over the past 21 years. In 2008 he left Bacardi for Cargill in Minneapolis where he spent four years as the Head of the Beverage Applications Group. Andy followed this up with 15 months at Pernod-Ricard as the Director of New Product Development in Ft. Smith, AR, where he started up Pernod USA’s NPD group. Over the years Andy has worked in various roles from quality control to production to bottling to new product development. Andy is a member of the American Chemical Society, FEMA, DISCUS, IFT and ISBT.
Wes Henderson, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Louisville Distilling Company and Angel’s Envy Bourbon
As Co-Founder, Wes Henderson's vision to create a one-of-a-kind spirit with his father introduced the world to Angel’s Envy. His son, Kyle, would later join them, making Angel’s Envy the work of three generations of Hendersons. Today, that same vision continues, as Wes serves as the brand’s Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, Wes shepherds Angel’s Envy’s future as his company continues to innovate, grow and craft some of the finest, award-winning whiskeys in the world.
Since Angel’s Envy’s launch, Wes has served as a tireless ambassador for the fledgling brand, forging personal connections with both fans and folks new to whiskey all across the country. While he has many other roles and responsibilities, his ability to share his love for his work over a glass of Angel’s Envy can never be understated.
Before co-founding Angel’s Envy, Wes was the CEO for Master Distilling Select, as well as the President and CEO of Conecuh Ridge Distillery, the producer of Clyde May’s Whiskey. He also serves his community as a volunteer firefighter and is a licensed pilot specializing in search and rescue. Wes is a devoted husband and the father of six boys. His proudest achievement has been building a distilling legacy for his family. Three generations may have launched Angel’s Envy but Wes is always looking to the future.
100th ANNUAL NAFFS CONVENTION
October 26-29, 2017
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Longboat Key, Fla.
Registration includes two-day seminar program, 3 networking receptions, Friday and Saturday breakfasts, expanded Friday program with lunch, and Saturday night dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway of Sarasota.