Joe McCarthy - Senior Vice President of Manufacturing
Joe McCarthy joined Shearer’s team in January 2013 to preside over the company’s manufacturing operations. Within this role, Joe is responsible for quality assurance, engineering, continuous improvement, LEAN manufacturing, logistics, inventory control, safety, sustainability and wellness.
Prior to joining Shearer’s manufacturing facility in Massillon, Ohio, Joe gained 30 years of valuable food/beverage industry experience through leadership positions at Frito Lay, Kettle Brand and Craft Brew Alliance. He has also participated in green field startups and major capital expansions, giving him a wealth of growth management experience.
An innovative leader with a track record of growth, Joe understands how to evaluate existing systems and implement process improvements throughout the organization to optimize efficiency, productivity and profitability. He is trained in Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing and other continuous process improvement methods.
Joe has lived, worked and studied across the country, from Oregon to New York and in between. His geographic diversity allows him to understand how local cultures play a role in achieving consistent excellence throughout an organization. Joe oversees Shearer’s manufacturing locations in the United States and Canada and helps to achieve consistent quality at every facility.
Joe attended The Aquinas Institute of Rochester, and earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management from Clarkson University in 1985. Outside of Shearer’s, Joe spends his time golfing, hiking, kayaking, skiing and spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and their two sons.