meet the team

Kevin Joiner

Get to know one of our emerging leaders at Beech-Nut Nutrition, Kevin Joiner:


  1. What do you love most about your career at Beech-Nut Nutrition?

Every day is different with the constant changes in our market.

  1. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My family.

  1. What’s your favorite perk to working at Beech-Nut Nutrition?

We are small enough that you can see and participate in almost every area of the company, can know the name of everyone in the process and never have to go more than a few feet to talk to anyone (outside of Covid-19) from the person that created the concept all the way through the process to the person shipping the item.

  1. What do you do to live a balanced life?

I make sure to set aside a couple of hours every day where my family gets my full attention.

  1. How would you describe Beech-Nut Nutrition in 5 words or less?

Honest & Caring.

  1. What is your favorite product that we make at Beech-Nut Nutrition?

Naturals Apple & Blackberries.

  1. How would you describe your work style?

I’m very action oriented but I always want to learn and develop more.  I try to absorb as much information as I can about all subjects so when the time comes to execute, I know how to and do execute.

  1. If you could have dinner with someone living or dead who would it be?

Ronald Reagan.

  1. What is your favorite company or person to follow?

Professionally following the economy in general to see how that will impact freight.  Personally, following a couple of favorite authors waiting for some new books to be released.

  1. What is your best life hack?

Don’t look at things or events as a failure but rather it is a learning on how to do it right next time.

  1. What have you learned at Beech-Nut Nutrition that you will never forget?

All the hard work and effort it takes to get the food we eat from the field to the table.

  1. What is the weirdest job you have ever had?

Night desk clerk at a Hilton hotel.  I have lots of good stories about the craziness that happened.

  1. What has been your biggest career success?

Setting up 2 distribution warehouses on time and on budget.

  1. What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

I reflect on decisions and interactions to determine if I could have done something different to create better outcomes and use what I learn in the future.

  1. What is your biggest outside interest?

It varies with my mood but mostly involves being outside before the snow comes.

  1. What is a book you have read recently?

Just finished listening to the two David Edding series The Belgariad and The Malloreon on audio book.  These were some of my favorites when I was in high school.

  1. How do you incorporate our mission (Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature) into your role every day?

By striving for 100% fill rate and 100% on time while minimizing excess costs through inventory and logistics.  This allows BNN to minimize waste, reduce CO2 used in transportation, keep costs down while ensuring parents can access our products.

  1. How and where do you find inspiration?

I have taken pieces from lots of people along the way, but my father has influenced me the most and continues to inspire me to grow daily.

  1. What are you most passionate about in your role?

Removing obstacles so my team and Beech-Nut can perform their best.

  1. What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Raft the Grand Canyon, Visit Yellowstone, & Visit the Giant Sequoias Forests.