Meet Your Local Distributor

Meet Your Local Beer Distributor

America’s 3,000 independent beer distribution facilities employ more than 140,000 hardworking people in communities across the country. From truck drivers to salespeople and inventory specialists, to graphic designers and receptionists, these employees help brewers and importers build their brands and provide consumers with countless beer choices.

Employee Spotlight

Marvin Hacker

Watkins Distributing
Hayden, ID

Years of service

4

Current Position

NA/Beyond Beer Brand Manager

First job at the company

NA/Beyond Beer Brand Manager

Management Quote

“Marvin has been a great addition to the team at Watkins Distributing. I’ve never worked with anyone who is so focused on maximizing placements of the right SKU’s in the right retail locations. He truly understands that our first job as a distributor is to get our supplier’s products into distribution! He comes to work every day with enthusiasm, and that enthusiasm is contagious with both our employees and retailers. Marvin is relentless when it comes to placing display racks in accounts, and has definitely earned his nickname “Marvin the Racker” Hacker!”

Mitch Watkins, President

Joe Kondelis

Sales Manager

Tanager Beverages

Cody, Wyoming
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Manager Quote

“Joey will do anything for the company. Even at his current position, he will cover salesmen routes, help deliver, unload trucks or stock beer in the warehouse. He also started a nonprofit organization and is involved in another one called the Yellowstone Beer Fest, which donates proceeds to local charities.”

Trent Cole, Warehouse Manager

Marilyn Palmer

Office Manager

Casper Beverage

Casper, Wyoming
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Manager Quote

“As Casper Beverage’s office manager, Marilyn has been a smiling ray of sunshine for all the employees of Casper Beverage. She picks up their spirit after hard days out on the route. Many customers have commented after calling our office that ‘nobody can be that cheerful all the time.’ We’re so thankful to have her on our staff for all these years.”

Keith Thomson Owner/Manager

Joe Kondelis

Sales Manager

Tanager Beverages

Cody, Wyoming
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Manager Quote

“Joey will do anything for the company. Even at his current position, he will cover salesmen routes, help deliver, unload trucks or stock beer in the warehouse. He also started a nonprofit organization and is involved in another one called the Yellowstone Beer Fest, which donates proceeds to local charities.”

Trent Cole, Warehouse Manager

Marilyn Palmer

Office Manager

Casper Beverage

Casper, Wyoming
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Manager Quote

“As Casper Beverage’s office manager, Marilyn has been a smiling ray of sunshine for all the employees of Casper Beverage. She picks up their spirit after hard days out on the route. Many customers have commented after calling our office that ‘nobody can be that cheerful all the time.’ We’re so thankful to have her on our staff for all these years.”

Keith Thomson Owner/Manager

Alison Hanrahan

Marketing Manager

Beer Capitol Distributing

Milwaukee, WI
Manager Quote

"As Marketing Manager, Alison is responsible for our media strategy, and is the face of Beer Capitol's community outreach and special event negotiations. Alison creates digital content to educate our team and lends a hand to Molson Coors Onboarding locally by leading employees new to the three-tier system on warehouse tours at our facility. We are fortunate to have Alison as a member of our team!"

Dan Graziano, VP Sales and Marketing

Don Barnes

Off-Premise Sales Manager

Frank Beer Distributors

Middleton, WI
Manager Quote

“Don’s success in this industry comes from nearly four decades of experience in every aspect of our work. His positive attitude and commitment are his two most valuable traits. Don is passionate about beer and he has served as a mentor to so many of us. We are lucky to have Don in the Frank’s family.”

Travis Stein, off-premise sales director for Frank Beer Distributors

Tony Moker

Space Planning Division Manager

Beer Capitol Distributing

Sussex, Wisc.
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Manager Quote

"Tony Moker has demonstrated exemplary commitment not only to our company's growth, but also to his customers, both internal and external. As our Space Planning Division Manager, he routinely seeks out new opportunities to grow our share of the market, build large and small craft brands by making sure they have a presence in all sales channels, and assist our sales team to hit our goals. He is a strong coach to his team that buys into our Mission, Vision, and Values for the Frank Beverage Group, specifically with his passion to be the beverage alcohol distributor of choice. He has been with our company for 20 years with a number of roles, and is always willing to learn, adapt, provide feedback, and help. Tony is a great guy that many here at Beer Capitol Distributing are proud to call a teammate and friend."

Dan Graziano, VP Sales & Marketing, Beer Capitol Distributing

Winder Fuentes Laya

Delivery Driver

Frank Beer Distributors, Inc.

Middleton, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Winder is hardworking and dedicated to ensuring that beer gets to the customers when they need it, the product is rotated and stored how the customer wants it. With his enthusiasm and big smile, he is always willing to take extra steps to help his customers be successful. Over the last three years, the company has received many compliments and praise for his performance from customers and the people he works with. Winder moved from Caracas, Venezuela, to the U.S. in 2011 to attend college on a baseball scholarship and is proud to have become a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 22, 2016. Winder is a true professional, whose kindness and devotion to his family, customers and Frank Beverage Group make him an inspiration to all who know him."

Kyle Hunter, Delivery Driver Supervisor

Shawn Knoche

Brand Manager

Frank Beer Distributors, Inc.

Middleton, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Shawn is a Certified Cicerone and possesses extensive knowledge of the beer industry and craft beer products in particular. He is viewed as an expert by our customers and suppliers. His passion for beer is always visible; he developed and conducts internal Beer Knowledge training programs and retailer education sessions. He has progressed through sales and sales management roles in the company and developed strong customer and supplier relationships. Frank Beer Distributors is proud to have Shawn representing our company and beer products.”

Hugh McLaughlin, Vice President, Sales

Mark Schmitz

VP of Inventory and Quality Control

Beer Capitol Distributing

Sussex, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Mark is our longest tenured employee at the company. He is a true example of what any company wants out of its employees – smart, dedicated, with a company-first mindset and a wealth of knowledge. Mark is a pillar of our organization, and Beer Capitol is truly blessed to have him with us.”

Chad Paulson, Human Resources Manager

Patrick Kearns

Special Events & Draft Technician

La Crosse Beverage, LLC

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Patrick has been a team player since his very first day at La Crosse Beverage. He has worked as a merchandiser and driver, and he is now part of our draft team. Patrick has excelled in learning new skills and taking those out into the market. His passion for beer is prevalent, and he is dedicated to taking that knowledge to the consumer. We at La Crosse Beverage are grateful to have someone with so much beer passion on our team and dedication to this company. Patrick’s can-do attitude sets the bar high for his fellow co-workers, and we appreciate all he has to contribute.”

Dan Graziano, General Sales Manager

Tom Miller

On-premise Sales Manager

Beechwood Sales and Service

New Berlin, WI
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Manager Quote

"Tom joined Team Beechwood in 1989 as a front line sales representative. Today Tom leads a team of 30 of the best, most highly motivated on-premise sales professionals in the beverage industry. Tom's commitment to Beechwood and his team is best put in perspective by the Great Vince Lombardi... 'Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while... you do them right all the time'. Tom's desire to win and be the best in his field is evident in everything Tom does on a daily basis."

John Sheehan, Principal, Beechwood Sales and Service

Alison Hanrahan

Marketing Manager

Beer Capitol Distributing

Milwaukee, WI
Manager Quote

"As Marketing Manager, Alison is responsible for our media strategy, and is the face of Beer Capitol's community outreach and special event negotiations. Alison creates digital content to educate our team and lends a hand to Molson Coors Onboarding locally by leading employees new to the three-tier system on warehouse tours at our facility. We are fortunate to have Alison as a member of our team!"

Dan Graziano, VP Sales and Marketing

Don Barnes

Off-Premise Sales Manager

Frank Beer Distributors

Middleton, WI
Manager Quote

“Don’s success in this industry comes from nearly four decades of experience in every aspect of our work. His positive attitude and commitment are his two most valuable traits. Don is passionate about beer and he has served as a mentor to so many of us. We are lucky to have Don in the Frank’s family.”

Travis Stein, off-premise sales director for Frank Beer Distributors

Tony Moker

Space Planning Division Manager

Beer Capitol Distributing

Sussex, Wisc.
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Manager Quote

"Tony Moker has demonstrated exemplary commitment not only to our company's growth, but also to his customers, both internal and external. As our Space Planning Division Manager, he routinely seeks out new opportunities to grow our share of the market, build large and small craft brands by making sure they have a presence in all sales channels, and assist our sales team to hit our goals. He is a strong coach to his team that buys into our Mission, Vision, and Values for the Frank Beverage Group, specifically with his passion to be the beverage alcohol distributor of choice. He has been with our company for 20 years with a number of roles, and is always willing to learn, adapt, provide feedback, and help. Tony is a great guy that many here at Beer Capitol Distributing are proud to call a teammate and friend."

Dan Graziano, VP Sales & Marketing, Beer Capitol Distributing

Winder Fuentes Laya

Delivery Driver

Frank Beer Distributors, Inc.

Middleton, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Winder is hardworking and dedicated to ensuring that beer gets to the customers when they need it, the product is rotated and stored how the customer wants it. With his enthusiasm and big smile, he is always willing to take extra steps to help his customers be successful. Over the last three years, the company has received many compliments and praise for his performance from customers and the people he works with. Winder moved from Caracas, Venezuela, to the U.S. in 2011 to attend college on a baseball scholarship and is proud to have become a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 22, 2016. Winder is a true professional, whose kindness and devotion to his family, customers and Frank Beverage Group make him an inspiration to all who know him."

Kyle Hunter, Delivery Driver Supervisor

Shawn Knoche

Brand Manager

Frank Beer Distributors, Inc.

Middleton, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Shawn is a Certified Cicerone and possesses extensive knowledge of the beer industry and craft beer products in particular. He is viewed as an expert by our customers and suppliers. His passion for beer is always visible; he developed and conducts internal Beer Knowledge training programs and retailer education sessions. He has progressed through sales and sales management roles in the company and developed strong customer and supplier relationships. Frank Beer Distributors is proud to have Shawn representing our company and beer products.”

Hugh McLaughlin, Vice President, Sales

Mark Schmitz

VP of Inventory and Quality Control

Beer Capitol Distributing

Sussex, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Mark is our longest tenured employee at the company. He is a true example of what any company wants out of its employees – smart, dedicated, with a company-first mindset and a wealth of knowledge. Mark is a pillar of our organization, and Beer Capitol is truly blessed to have him with us.”

Chad Paulson, Human Resources Manager

Patrick Kearns

Special Events & Draft Technician

La Crosse Beverage, LLC

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Manager Quote

“Patrick has been a team player since his very first day at La Crosse Beverage. He has worked as a merchandiser and driver, and he is now part of our draft team. Patrick has excelled in learning new skills and taking those out into the market. His passion for beer is prevalent, and he is dedicated to taking that knowledge to the consumer. We at La Crosse Beverage are grateful to have someone with so much beer passion on our team and dedication to this company. Patrick’s can-do attitude sets the bar high for his fellow co-workers, and we appreciate all he has to contribute.”

Dan Graziano, General Sales Manager

Tom Miller

On-premise Sales Manager

Beechwood Sales and Service

New Berlin, WI
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Manager Quote

"Tom joined Team Beechwood in 1989 as a front line sales representative. Today Tom leads a team of 30 of the best, most highly motivated on-premise sales professionals in the beverage industry. Tom's commitment to Beechwood and his team is best put in perspective by the Great Vince Lombardi... 'Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while... you do them right all the time'. Tom's desire to win and be the best in his field is evident in everything Tom does on a daily basis."

John Sheehan, Principal, Beechwood Sales and Service

Doug Hennen

Office Manager

Carenbauer Distributing Corp.

Wheeling, WV
Manager Quote

"Since day one, Doug has been dependable, honest and reliable. In the early days, he delivered beer, worked in the warehouse and later assumed office duties. From his office manager duties, Doug also has great relationships with several of our customers as well as his fellow employees."

Carl Carenbauer, President

Steve Smith

Team Leader

Elkins Distributing Co., Inc.

Elkins, West Virginia
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“Steve has literally grown up in the beer business. He started working on a part-time basis when he was a senior in high school. Twenty-three years later he has worked and excelled in the operations, delivery and sales departments. He not only gets the job done, he continuously exceeds expectations. He is now a team leader, and he is using his experience and expertise to help others. I am proud to have him as a part of our team.”

Crystal Warner Gibson, Owner/General Manager

Nick Williams

General Manager

Triple Crown Beverage Group

Huntington, West Virginia
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“Nick is so smart and talented that we are fortunate he decided to leave behind the political world for the beer distribution industry. In his 10 years with us, he’s proven to be a valuable part of our company because he is instrumental in every aspect of the business. He has taken the reigns growing our existing brands while bringing in new brands, helping grow the craft beer industry in West Virginia. He’s such a respected leader that everyone here is proud to be part of this team.”

Casey Hill, Owner

Doug Hennen

Office Manager

Carenbauer Distributing Corp.

Wheeling, WV
Manager Quote

"Since day one, Doug has been dependable, honest and reliable. In the early days, he delivered beer, worked in the warehouse and later assumed office duties. From his office manager duties, Doug also has great relationships with several of our customers as well as his fellow employees."

Carl Carenbauer, President

Steve Smith

Team Leader

Elkins Distributing Co., Inc.

Elkins, West Virginia
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“Steve has literally grown up in the beer business. He started working on a part-time basis when he was a senior in high school. Twenty-three years later he has worked and excelled in the operations, delivery and sales departments. He not only gets the job done, he continuously exceeds expectations. He is now a team leader, and he is using his experience and expertise to help others. I am proud to have him as a part of our team.”

Crystal Warner Gibson, Owner/General Manager

Nick Williams

General Manager

Triple Crown Beverage Group

Huntington, West Virginia
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Manager Quote

“Nick is so smart and talented that we are fortunate he decided to leave behind the political world for the beer distribution industry. In his 10 years with us, he’s proven to be a valuable part of our company because he is instrumental in every aspect of the business. He has taken the reigns growing our existing brands while bringing in new brands, helping grow the craft beer industry in West Virginia. He’s such a respected leader that everyone here is proud to be part of this team.”

Casey Hill, Owner

Cara Sluys

Inventory Controller

Olympic Eagle Distributing

Puyallup, WA
Manager Quote

“Cara is the utility player that all great teams need. Her ability to understand, adapt, and accomplish any task thrown her way is unparalleled. She is truly a valued member of the Olympic Eagle team.”

David Baker, Operations Manager, Olympic Eagle Distributing

Fred Harbert

Repack Lead

Olympic Eagle Distributing

Puyallup, Washington
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“Fred started as a merchandiser 12 years ago, moved up to a merchandising lead, and then went to our repack department where he has increased our return to stock percentage. He is a vital part of the team at Olympic Eagle Distributing.”

David Baker, Warehouse Manager

Pam Stull

Controller / HR

Craig Stein Beverage Company

Vancouver, Washington
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"Pam prides herself on knowing all 175 employees at our Washington facility by first name. Pam volunteers several hours a year to our community involvement programs, which include the Clark County Food Bank and Vancouver School Foundation. Last Christmas we raised over 5,000 pounds of food for the food bank. This last summer we sponsored a 'GoReady' fair to help kids be prepared to go back to school. There were over 1,000 school kids that attended. We got a local shoe store to donate 400 pairs of shoes along with all sorts of other supplies. This is a very typical story in the day of a beer distributorship."

CEO Craig Stein

Cara Sluys

Inventory Controller

Olympic Eagle Distributing

Puyallup, WA
Manager Quote

“Cara is the utility player that all great teams need. Her ability to understand, adapt, and accomplish any task thrown her way is unparalleled. She is truly a valued member of the Olympic Eagle team.”

David Baker, Operations Manager, Olympic Eagle Distributing

Fred Harbert

Repack Lead

Olympic Eagle Distributing

Puyallup, Washington
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“Fred started as a merchandiser 12 years ago, moved up to a merchandising lead, and then went to our repack department where he has increased our return to stock percentage. He is a vital part of the team at Olympic Eagle Distributing.”

David Baker, Warehouse Manager

Pam Stull

Controller / HR

Craig Stein Beverage Company

Vancouver, Washington
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"Pam prides herself on knowing all 175 employees at our Washington facility by first name. Pam volunteers several hours a year to our community involvement programs, which include the Clark County Food Bank and Vancouver School Foundation. Last Christmas we raised over 5,000 pounds of food for the food bank. This last summer we sponsored a 'GoReady' fair to help kids be prepared to go back to school. There were over 1,000 school kids that attended. We got a local shoe store to donate 400 pairs of shoes along with all sorts of other supplies. This is a very typical story in the day of a beer distributorship."

CEO Craig Stein

Carol Holley Hobbs

Human Resources Director

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, Virginia
Manager Quote

“Carol is the kind of person who GETS THE JOB DONE. She is bright, talented, and knowledgeable about our company, staff members, products, customers, and market. She is the go-to person who has the information we need or knows how to get it in a quick, efficient manner. She is hardworking and devoted to excellence in the role she plays at our company. Best of all, she is warm and friendly and helpful, and that makes the workday better for everyone who interacts with her. Lawrence Distributing Company is blessed to have her on staff.”

Linda Lawrence Dalton, President

Buck Wilkerson

Account Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Buck is adored by his customers, and many of them have worked with Buck as their representative for their (or their parents’) entire working careers. He embodies what is great about the beer business, long-standing personal relationships.”

General Manager Bob Verbeke

Lee Blair

Human Resources Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Salem, VA
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"Lee Blair has been in many ways, the heart and soul of Blue Ridge Beverage for many years. She not only has played an integral part in our growth and success over the years but, above all, she remains focused on the well-being of all those that work day-in and day-out for this company. Lee is a prime example of those individuals that make not only Blue Ridge Beverage great, but also the entire beer distribution industry."

President / CEO Bob Archer

Joy Thompson

Office Manager / Bookkeeper

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, VA
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"As Lawrence Distributing Company's Office Manager and Bookkeeper, Joy works with great efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail and therefore keeps our office running smoothly. A native and lifetime resident of the Danville area, she has strong roots in our community and in our company. We are very grateful to have had her on our team for 44 years now!"

LDCD Co-Owner, Linda Lawrence Dalton

Frankie Nester

General Manager

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, VA
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"Frankie has gained a wealth of experience in Route Sales and Delivery, as a Route Supervisor / Market Manager, and finally now as our General Manager. He is a great asset to the LDC team because of his wide range of experience and great public relations skills. He is very organized and efficient in running things inside our operation, but his winning personality makes him a good ambassador for our company when dealing with those in the community as well."

LDC Co-Owner Linda Lawrence Dalton

Bryan Wittig

Supermarket Channel Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Waynesboro, VA
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"Bryan's leadership in the grocery channel is uncontested. His relationships with retailers and his direct-reports is unmatched. He is the 'poster child' for a true 'street beer man.'"

Carol Holley Hobbs

Human Resources Director

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, Virginia
Manager Quote

“Carol is the kind of person who GETS THE JOB DONE. She is bright, talented, and knowledgeable about our company, staff members, products, customers, and market. She is the go-to person who has the information we need or knows how to get it in a quick, efficient manner. She is hardworking and devoted to excellence in the role she plays at our company. Best of all, she is warm and friendly and helpful, and that makes the workday better for everyone who interacts with her. Lawrence Distributing Company is blessed to have her on staff.”

Linda Lawrence Dalton, President

Buck Wilkerson

Account Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Buck is adored by his customers, and many of them have worked with Buck as their representative for their (or their parents’) entire working careers. He embodies what is great about the beer business, long-standing personal relationships.”

General Manager Bob Verbeke

Lee Blair

Human Resources Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Salem, VA
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"Lee Blair has been in many ways, the heart and soul of Blue Ridge Beverage for many years. She not only has played an integral part in our growth and success over the years but, above all, she remains focused on the well-being of all those that work day-in and day-out for this company. Lee is a prime example of those individuals that make not only Blue Ridge Beverage great, but also the entire beer distribution industry."

President / CEO Bob Archer

Joy Thompson

Office Manager / Bookkeeper

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, VA
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"As Lawrence Distributing Company's Office Manager and Bookkeeper, Joy works with great efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail and therefore keeps our office running smoothly. A native and lifetime resident of the Danville area, she has strong roots in our community and in our company. We are very grateful to have had her on our team for 44 years now!"

LDCD Co-Owner, Linda Lawrence Dalton

Frankie Nester

General Manager

Lawrence Distributing Company

Danville, VA
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"Frankie has gained a wealth of experience in Route Sales and Delivery, as a Route Supervisor / Market Manager, and finally now as our General Manager. He is a great asset to the LDC team because of his wide range of experience and great public relations skills. He is very organized and efficient in running things inside our operation, but his winning personality makes him a good ambassador for our company when dealing with those in the community as well."

LDC Co-Owner Linda Lawrence Dalton

Bryan Wittig

Supermarket Channel Manager

Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

Waynesboro, VA
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"Bryan's leadership in the grocery channel is uncontested. His relationships with retailers and his direct-reports is unmatched. He is the 'poster child' for a true 'street beer man.'"

Jimmy Merola

Key Account Support

Farrell Distributing

South Burlington, Vt.
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“I came to work with Jim 40 years ago at the company. He’s always been a consummate pro and has delivered to this team in any capacity we asked him to serve. It’s been an honor to work alongside him.”

David Farrell, President

Wes Flanders

Delivery Manager

Farrell Distributing Corporation

Rutland, Vermont
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“In 20 years, Wes has held various positions in both operations and sales. This perspective has afforded Wes the unique opportunity to view customer service from different angles. He frequently pulls from these experiences in a way that makes us a better organization in the eyes of our retailers. Wes can be counted on in any situation and always acts as an ambassador for our industry. His devotion to the business is not unlike his devotion as a family man with a wife and four daughters. We are lucky to have Wes on our team.”

Todd Bouton, General Manager

Jimmy Merola

Key Account Support

Farrell Distributing

South Burlington, Vt.
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“I came to work with Jim 40 years ago at the company. He’s always been a consummate pro and has delivered to this team in any capacity we asked him to serve. It’s been an honor to work alongside him.”

David Farrell, President

Wes Flanders

Delivery Manager

Farrell Distributing Corporation

Rutland, Vermont
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“In 20 years, Wes has held various positions in both operations and sales. This perspective has afforded Wes the unique opportunity to view customer service from different angles. He frequently pulls from these experiences in a way that makes us a better organization in the eyes of our retailers. Wes can be counted on in any situation and always acts as an ambassador for our industry. His devotion to the business is not unlike his devotion as a family man with a wife and four daughters. We are lucky to have Wes on our team.”

Todd Bouton, General Manager

Larry Trolin

Operations Manager

Carlson Distributing

Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Larry has made an impact in many areas, but one in particular I would like to share. He researched and implemented a recycling program that is a triple win. It will reduce our annual waste pickup expense, generate income through recycling all of our cardboard and plastic, and make a favorable impact on our environment due to the reduced waste going to landfills and now being recycled. Larry is an exceptional person, exceptional employee and an asset to our team.”

Keith A. Jeffrey, General Manager

Jim Erickson

Quality Control Manager

Golden Beverage Company

Ogden, Utah
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"Jim has held various sales and management positions over his career at Golden Beverage and is currently our quality control manager. Jim is extremely passionate about the company and our success. He has affectionately earned the nickname 'Bulldog' from everyone in our market because of his ability to always get the job done! We are extremely proud of Jim and are very fortunate to have him on our team!"

Vice President / General Manager Brett Brit

J Yeagley

Draft Manager

Golden Beverage Company

Ogden, Utah
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"J Yeagley runs the entire draft and special event business for Golden Beverage. He has become the premier draft expert in Utah! He has the reputation of always being able to fix anything when it comes to draft. I continually get phone calls and messages from our customers telling me what a great employee J is and how much they enjoy working with him. Golden Beverage is extremely fortunate to have J as one of our employees!"

Vice President / General Manager Brett Birt

Larry Trolin

Operations Manager

Carlson Distributing

Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Larry has made an impact in many areas, but one in particular I would like to share. He researched and implemented a recycling program that is a triple win. It will reduce our annual waste pickup expense, generate income through recycling all of our cardboard and plastic, and make a favorable impact on our environment due to the reduced waste going to landfills and now being recycled. Larry is an exceptional person, exceptional employee and an asset to our team.”

Keith A. Jeffrey, General Manager

Jim Erickson

Quality Control Manager

Golden Beverage Company

Ogden, Utah
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"Jim has held various sales and management positions over his career at Golden Beverage and is currently our quality control manager. Jim is extremely passionate about the company and our success. He has affectionately earned the nickname 'Bulldog' from everyone in our market because of his ability to always get the job done! We are extremely proud of Jim and are very fortunate to have him on our team!"

Vice President / General Manager Brett Brit

J Yeagley

Draft Manager

Golden Beverage Company

Ogden, Utah
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"J Yeagley runs the entire draft and special event business for Golden Beverage. He has become the premier draft expert in Utah! He has the reputation of always being able to fix anything when it comes to draft. I continually get phone calls and messages from our customers telling me what a great employee J is and how much they enjoy working with him. Golden Beverage is extremely fortunate to have J as one of our employees!"

Vice President / General Manager Brett Birt

Jose Godoy

Driver

Ben E. Keith

Llano, TX
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“Jose is an instrumental part of why our Service Team is so successful. He does an excellent job, day in and day out. Jose has a great relationship with his customers and with our entire team. He approaches every day with a positive attitude and it is very rare to catch him without a smile. We are fortunate to have Jose as an employee representing Ben E. Keith!”

Wayne Mullanix, Sales Manager

Robin Langley

I.S. Support Specialist

Ben E. Keith

Forth Worth, TX
Manager Quote

“You know when he is around! Robin likes to mix in fun and humor, which can make a bad day a little easier. I have a great employee with a great attitude and work ethic.”

Chad Newman, Information Systems Manager

Brian Sullivan

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith

Dallas, TX
Manager Quote

"Brian never says no, and does his job with passion and appreciation. Brian is a fantastic teammate and is as loyal to Ben E. Keith as they come.”

Rob Stokes, Sales Manager for Craft, Import and Spirits

Tyler Clendening

Warehouse/Inventory

Ben E. Keith

Palestine, TX
Manager Quote

“Tyler is a huge asset to the team. He even jumped in during a changeover to a new inventory control system when I was out for an unexpected emergency. I sincerely appreciate his hard work and dedication.”

Bo Gray, Warehouse Manager

Christopher Owens

Graphics Department Manager

Ben E. Keith

The Colony, TX
Manager Quote

"Chris’ phenomenal creativity kicks in on every request, even under pressure. He displays Ben E. Keith excellence daily and is instrumental to the success of each department.”

Brian Trice, General Sales Manager

Matthew Amor

Utility Representative

Ben E. Keith

El Paso, TX
Manager Quote

"Matthew is as solid as they come; he puts his name on anything he does. Matthew comes in to work every day with a smile on his face, ready to tackle anything that comes his way, regardless if it falls within his department or not. We are very proud to have him on our team."

Nicholas Mendoza, El Paso Sales Manager

Michelle Byrd

Director of Innovative Brands

Ben E. Keith

Dallas, TX
Manager Quote

“Michelle pours a lot of energy and enthusiasm into everything she does. Her attention to detail is unmatched and she is always a pleasure to work with and be around.”

Flint Prewitt, VP of Sales

Todd Gordon

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Amarillo, TX
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“For ten years, every time Todd saw me in the market in Amarillo, he would ask me if BEK was hiring. I am happy to finally have him on my team. He goes above and beyond, every day with all of his accounts in Amarillo, as well as all of his out-of-town stops. He is also doing an amazing job with our entire spirits portfolio."

Dustin Brown, Area Sales Manager

Chris Peters

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Austin, TX
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“Chris makes being a manager easy. His hard work and can-do attitude can be a model for all sales reps. He goes above and beyond; he is always there to lend a helping hand.”

Jonny Zmolik, Area Sales Manager

Lyle Myers

Craft and Import Brand Manager

Ben E. Keith Company

Frisco, TX
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“Lyle leads his team with confidence and the know-how to get the job done! His positive, can-do attitude is evident with a smile that is contagious to his colleagues and team.”

Brian Trice, General Sales Manager

Jerry Curtis

Chain Account Manager

Kristen Distributing Company

Bryan, TX
Manager Quote

"With over 35 years of experience in the industry and 13 years with Kristen Distributing, Jerry is passionate about the beer business and a vital member of the KDC team. As Chain Account Manager, Jerry plays a major role in the growth and success of the company. Kristen Distributing would not be the same without the contribution and dedication that Jerry brings day in and day out."

John Kristen, President, Kristen Distributing Company

Tracy Smith

Line Cleaner

Ben E. Keith

Palestine, TX
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"Tracy is a person that lights up the room when he walks in and the room is usually full of laughter when he leaves. He is always willing to help no matter what the job is and is beloved by his fellow employees and customers alike."

Carlos Castro, Category Manager

Fernando Garibay

Utility Representative

Ben E. Keith Company

Houston, TX
Manager Quote

"If you need it done fast and correctly give it to Fernando!“

Jeremy Morgan, Draught Manager

Amy Francis

Office Administrator

Ben E. Keith Company

Waco, TX
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“In the 23 plus years I have had the pleasure to work with and know Amy, she never lets you down. She does what she says she will do, and she does it with sincerity and professionalism. I have never known her to make assumptions; if she does not know, she asks.”

David Underwood, General Manager, Waco

‘JoJo’ Hernandez Soto

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Austin, TX
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“Jojo has always gone the extra mile, even when not asked to. He will continue to excel at BEK and be a valuable team member to the Austin Branch.”

Jonathan Zmolik, Area Sales Manager

Direce Davison

Warehouse Associate

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, TX
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"While Direce has only been with us for a year, there’s no doubting the monumental impact he has had in our warehouse. Every challenge is met with a smile and an upbeat attitude. After completing his training, Direce continued to evolve into an exceptional Warehouse Associate, smashing every picking record we had ever seen! He quickly became a member of our 3,000 and 4,000 case clubs, but it was clear that wasn’t enough for him. He went on to pull over 7,000 cases in ONE DAY and became the first and only member of the 7,000 case club! Direce is a fantastic young man, and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication he gives to Brown Distributing."

Sean Erney, General Manager, Brown Distributing Company

Miguel Garcia

Warehouse Lead

Ben E. Keith Beverages

El Paso, TX
Manager Quote

"Miguel’s proactive approach and in-depth knowledge have helped take our warehouse to optimal operating levels. Miguel uses critical thinking at all times to keep our warehouse clean/organized, our orders accurate, and our routing impeccable. We are very proud of all his hard work and the changes he has helped implement to keep us in tip-top shape."

Nicholas Mendoza, El Paso Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Chad Lorah

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Brownwood, TX
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"Chad has a strong work ethic and takes pride in the relationships he has built with his customers. He goes above and beyond seeking opportunities to grow his route. He’s a top performer every month and always willing to help others."

Brian Martinez, Area Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Robert Gomez Arredondo

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Abilene, Texas
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"Robert is one of the most diligent, organized and reliable sales representatives that I have been around."

Steve Miller, Area Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith

Mark Von Schwarz

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Commerce, TX
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"Mark is a can-do sales rep that sees no obstacles, only opportunities.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith

Rickey Alexander

Grocery Bulk Driver, Off-Premise

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Dallas, TX
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"Rickey's work ethic has cemented his role as an essential team player within the Ben E. Keith family. He takes pride in building strong working relationships; not only with fellow employees but with our customers as well.”

Wayne Simmons, Sales and Service Team Leader, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Bobby Reneau

Sales Representative

A-B Distributing Company

San Angelo, TX
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"Bobby has been with our company since 1989 and is a sales representative in Snyder, Texas. Bobby has a great passion for our product, work, the retailers he calls on, the community and A-B Distributing. He was willing to relocate his family and move to newly acquired territory in 2008. Since that time, Bobby has become deeply involved in the community through his church, the school district and sports, and the Chamber of Commerce. Because of his leadership, work ethic and ability to cultivate long-standing relationships, Bobby is an incredible mentor for new team members and an outstanding representative for A-B Distributing."

Brian Thomma, General Manager, A-B Distributing

Kevin Chorney

Key Accounts Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, TX
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"Kevin started working for Standard Sales Company in 1996 as a merchandiser. Throughout his 23 year career with the company, he has held many positions, from driver, sales representative, to category space manager and now, key accounts manager. In every role, Kevin exemplifies what it is to be a leader in our organization through leading by example and demonstrating integrity, reliability and commitment. His dedication to his family, our company and our community makes us proud to have Kevin as a valued member of the Standard Sales family."

Brian Richardson, General Manager, Standard Sales Company

Craig Nunn

Senior Key Account Manager

Budweiser Distributing Company

Amarillo, TX
Manager Quote

“In mid-1980 at the age of 17, Craig put in his application and was told by ownership that they weren’t hiring some 17 year old kid to sling beer. So, in August of that same year, Craig showed up on his 18th birthday to talk to the owners. Two weeks later Craig was a Bud Man. Craig started on a truck and worked his way up in the company. In 2000, he was promoted to Key Account Manager where he has built incredible relationships with our key accounts. These relationships have certainly translated into increased sales and market share for Budweiser Distributing Company. Craig’s industry knowledge, hard work and dedication have earned him the respect of his industry peers. Craig, for all you do… this bud’s for you!”

Shannon Williams, General Manager, Budweiser Distributing Company

Cindy Scruggs

Office Manager

Standard Sales Company, L.P.

Lubbock, TX
Manager Quote

"Cindy fills several critical roles in the Lubbock branch of Standard Sales Co. She is our office manager, human resources, accounts payable, fuel card monitor, COVID-19 investigator, dorm mom, etc. Wherever she sees a need, she steps up quickly to fill that role with extremely high quality."

Les Gillit, general manager of the Lubbock, Texas branch of Standard Sales Co.

Adam Winkelmann

Sales Manager

Kristen Distributing Company

Bryan, TX
Manager Quote

"Adam worked his way up through the ranks and has over 20 years of industry knowledge. He is highly competitive and has a tremendous passion for the business. He has played an integral role in the growth and success of the company. Adam has a burning desire to make both his team and Kristen Distributing the best it can be moving forward into the future."

John Kristen, President, Kristen Distributing Company

Scott Plattsmier

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Houston, Texas
Manager Quote

“Scott has always been a huge asset to our team,” said David Cordill, Division Manager of Ben E. Keith Beverages Houston. “During his tenure, Scott has worn many hats and done a lot of thankless jobs that most don’t notice. I am glad to see him get the opportunity to be Houston’s newest area sales manager as I know he will thrive in this position.”

Bill Heacock

Key Accounts Manager

Brown Distributing Company, LTD

Austin, Texas
Manager Quote

"Bill is the consummate team player, using his 32 years of experience to coach and mentor our people at all levels. He is a craftsman of his trade, meticulous, impeccable follow-through and a commitment to always get the job done at an extremely high level, always exceeding expectations both internally and externally at retail. Bill is far from the back end of his career, he would tell you he’s just getting started! His favorite quote in the heat of battle – “If it was easy, they wouldn’t need me!”."

Sean Erney, GM, Brown Distributing Co.

Michael Roy

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith Company

Frisco, TX
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“Mike is a valuable and dedicated manager who is truly an asset to the company and his team. Whether you need an answer regarding the marketplace or something more general, you can always lean on Mike. He is even known among his peers as "Mr. Google.”

Brian Trice, On-Premise Sales Manager

Raul Lopez

Warehouse lead

Ben E. Keith Company

El Paso, TX
Manager Quote

“Raul is a strong team player. His willingness to learn and take on any task, no matter its scope, has made him invaluable to our operation. Our team and warehouse are better than ever thanks to Raul’s passion and tireless commitment.”

Nicholas Mendoza, General Manager of Ben E. Keith, El Paso

Allen Seale

Route Supervisor

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Commerce, TX
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”Allen is an excellent employee. He is very involved in the community, reliable, hardworking and always willing to give a helping hand.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager

Kyle Braley

Business Analyst

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Commerce, TX
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“Kyle is very dependable and is not afraid to take on new projects. He is currently the leader of our new employee relations committee and is doing a fantastic job. Approaching two decades with the Ben E. Keith family, we’re proud of the work he’s done for us and our customers.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager

Jeremy Morgan

Draft Service Manager

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Houston, TX
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“Jeremy always goes above and beyond expectations. He is the true definition of a team player, and we are proud to have him on our team.”

Ryan Rothermel, Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Gisela Garcia

Key Account Manager

Faust Distributing Co.

Houston, TX
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"Gisela has been a fantastic addition to the Faust key account team. She has established great relationships with the accounts she calls on, and they all treat her as a true partner. From her selling skills and category management expertise to her strong work ethic, Gisela is the consummate key account professional, and we are happy to have her on our team.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Darwin “Frosty” Frost

Inventory Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, TX
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“Frosty is the genuine deal, an outstanding team member with a heart for our company. His leadership in inventory management has resulted in a reduction of inventory variances, product loss, and overall breakage and out of code expense. Frosty is quick to deliver, trustworthy and accurate. Frosty has worked for Standard Sales for 28 years and everyone in our company can call him friend. Frosty was awarded the 2016 President’s Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to Standard Sales.”

Sean Moore, Branch Manager

Jordan Bayer

Print Shop Manager

Faust Distributing Company

Houston, Texas
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Jordan Bayer is the most creative, enthusiastic and pro-active Sign Shop Manager we have ever had at Faust. The busiest time of year in the print shop at Faust is football season. Jordan works tirelessly with the sales team to ensure they have everything they need to present and setup at accounts all over the Houston area for football fans who happen to drink beer. She takes great pride in being able to supply the team with the relevant tools for the trade in both a timely and creative fashion. The trade looks good because of hard work from creative workers like Jordan Bayer.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Spencer Sipko

Training Coordinator/House and Telephone Sales

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, Texas
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“Spencer has a natural ability to build customer relationships and has been a tremendous ambassador for Standard Sales Company and Anheuser-Busch for decades. It’s very rare to meet a retailer who doesn’t know Spencer. They love him, and we love him too.”

Sean Moore, General Manager

Jimmy Mayne

Delivery Department Manager

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, Texas
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“Jimmy has been promoted again to delivery department manager, overseeing 100+ team members. People are our greatest asset, and Jimmy has been extremely successful within every role as a result of his strong communication and decision making skills. He listens; he engages and collaborates; he motivates and, ultimately, he rewards and recognizes teammate achievement. I asked him for a quote that he felt represented his leadership style, and he responded immediately with ‘Work As a Team, Win As a Team’ – enough said!”

Laurie Brown LaMantia, Vice President

Stella Deleon

Office & Accounts Receivable Manager

Reed Beverage Company

Abilene, Texas
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”Stella has been with our company since 1999, she has seen and dealt with a lot of changes over the past 17 years. She started as a part-time receptionist and we were immediately impressed with her personality and work ethic. But it was her willingness, ideas and ability to learn that has given her the opportunity to take on additional roles within the company - from checking in drivers at the end of the day, to learning how to operate and eventually heading up and running our creative and sign department. While Stella is still taking care of things in our office, she also takes care of our entire customer and supplier accounts receivable department. She has proven time and time again that there’s nothing that she can’t or is not willing to do for our company. She also does all of these things with a great attitude, integrity and pride. Thanks, Stella for all you do now and all you have done for Reed Beverage Abilene over the years, and here’s to your continued success in the years to come."

Charles Hughes, President

Sherry Stillson

Office and Human Resource Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, Texas
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Sherry came to Standard Sales Company in 1981 and, over the years, she has worked for five branch managers. Each one of them would tell you they could not have been as successful if it were not for Sherry’s help and commitment to the company. Her experience and responsibilities have included accounts payable/receivables, driver check-in, daily deposits, daily sales posting, inventory, payroll, human resources, workers comp claims management, unemployment claims, new hire in-processing, safety team coordinator, janitor, painter and interior designer. Her attitude, work ethic, integrity and desire to do the very best job possible are why Sherry was awarded the 2016 Presidential Award of Excellence. She truly loves Standard Sales Company, her coworkers, her friends and family."

Sean Moore, Branch Manager

David Powers

Warehouse Manager

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, Texas
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“David's dedication to Brown Distributing and his ability to handle the stress of today’s modern warehouse operations place him at the top of the ladder. He embraces new technology and eagerly searches for new and more efficient methods of running our warehouse. He works side by side with his staff, but he also understands the importance of working with all our departments to help them meet their goals. He is truly a pleasure to work with, and we are fortunate to have him on Team Brown.”

Brad Card, Operations Manager

Steve Holtsclaw

Information Technology Manage

Del Papa Distributing Company

Texas City, Texas
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“Steve puts his service to fellow employees above his own needs. Everyone in our company with few exceptions uses technology every day in the performance of their job. Steve and his team work 24/7 when necessary to make certain our technology works when we need it.”

William Falkenhagen, EVP/CFO

Leo Longoria

Training Manager

L & F Distributors

Harlingen, Texas
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Leo has been a role model in Harlingen due to his hard work and commitment to the company. His dedication to bettering others and the experiences he shares are key to building a successful team. It is rare to see an employee stay with a company for 37 years, and we appreciate his loyalty!”

Dion Ruiz, Sales Manager, Harlingen

Tim Sweeney

Beer Experience Ambassador

Andrews Distributing Company

Dallas, Texas
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“Tim is a great example of an Andrews servant leader when it comes to his role within our company. Whether it is educating our team members, our retailers or their customers about beer, Tim is always smiling, willing and able. He is our ambassador in the true sense of the word.”

Jim Campbell, Vice President Organizational Learning

Josh Baggett

Sales Rep

Favorite Brands

Houston, Texas
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“Josh Baggett has been with Favorite Brands since our inception in 2011. Josh began his career as a driver and has worked his way up to a sales rep position. When it comes to craft beer knowledge, Josh is an expert. In recognition of Josh selling more Clown Shoes Beer than any other rep in the nation, Clown Shoes Brewing created a beer for the Texas market called ‘Josh the Revelator.’”

Peter Avinger, General Manager

Jake Siegel

Faust Distributing Company

Houston, Texas
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“Jake was willing to do whatever it took to learn the business from the ground up. He merchandised for a year, then spent time in the category management and pricing departments. During those early years, Jake developed an interest in craft beer. When the opportunity to get into the craft side of the business occurred, Jake jumped at the chance. He has led the Faust Craft Beer Team ever since. Jake has done an excellent job growing our craft business and has built excellent relationships with all of our craft breweries and retailers. Jake is a leader and the ‘go-to guy’ for craft in our territory. We are fortunate to have him as a key part of the Faust Management Team.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Juan Arroyo

General Manager, Laredo

L & F Distributors

Laredo, Texas
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“Juan is an outstanding asset to L&F. His commitment to L&F and core values are unwavering. We appreciate his leadership and his focus on achieving company goals.”

Vice President Steve LaMantia

Jose Godoy

Driver

Ben E. Keith

Llano, TX
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“Jose is an instrumental part of why our Service Team is so successful. He does an excellent job, day in and day out. Jose has a great relationship with his customers and with our entire team. He approaches every day with a positive attitude and it is very rare to catch him without a smile. We are fortunate to have Jose as an employee representing Ben E. Keith!”

Wayne Mullanix, Sales Manager

Robin Langley

I.S. Support Specialist

Ben E. Keith

Forth Worth, TX
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“You know when he is around! Robin likes to mix in fun and humor, which can make a bad day a little easier. I have a great employee with a great attitude and work ethic.”

Chad Newman, Information Systems Manager

Brian Sullivan

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith

Dallas, TX
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"Brian never says no, and does his job with passion and appreciation. Brian is a fantastic teammate and is as loyal to Ben E. Keith as they come.”

Rob Stokes, Sales Manager for Craft, Import and Spirits

Tyler Clendening

Warehouse/Inventory

Ben E. Keith

Palestine, TX
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“Tyler is a huge asset to the team. He even jumped in during a changeover to a new inventory control system when I was out for an unexpected emergency. I sincerely appreciate his hard work and dedication.”

Bo Gray, Warehouse Manager

Christopher Owens

Graphics Department Manager

Ben E. Keith

The Colony, TX
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"Chris’ phenomenal creativity kicks in on every request, even under pressure. He displays Ben E. Keith excellence daily and is instrumental to the success of each department.”

Brian Trice, General Sales Manager

Matthew Amor

Utility Representative

Ben E. Keith

El Paso, TX
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"Matthew is as solid as they come; he puts his name on anything he does. Matthew comes in to work every day with a smile on his face, ready to tackle anything that comes his way, regardless if it falls within his department or not. We are very proud to have him on our team."

Nicholas Mendoza, El Paso Sales Manager

Michelle Byrd

Director of Innovative Brands

Ben E. Keith

Dallas, TX
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“Michelle pours a lot of energy and enthusiasm into everything she does. Her attention to detail is unmatched and she is always a pleasure to work with and be around.”

Flint Prewitt, VP of Sales

Todd Gordon

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Amarillo, TX
Manager Quote

“For ten years, every time Todd saw me in the market in Amarillo, he would ask me if BEK was hiring. I am happy to finally have him on my team. He goes above and beyond, every day with all of his accounts in Amarillo, as well as all of his out-of-town stops. He is also doing an amazing job with our entire spirits portfolio."

Dustin Brown, Area Sales Manager

Chris Peters

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Austin, TX
Manager Quote

“Chris makes being a manager easy. His hard work and can-do attitude can be a model for all sales reps. He goes above and beyond; he is always there to lend a helping hand.”

Jonny Zmolik, Area Sales Manager

Lyle Myers

Craft and Import Brand Manager

Ben E. Keith Company

Frisco, TX
Manager Quote

“Lyle leads his team with confidence and the know-how to get the job done! His positive, can-do attitude is evident with a smile that is contagious to his colleagues and team.”

Brian Trice, General Sales Manager

Jerry Curtis

Chain Account Manager

Kristen Distributing Company

Bryan, TX
Manager Quote

"With over 35 years of experience in the industry and 13 years with Kristen Distributing, Jerry is passionate about the beer business and a vital member of the KDC team. As Chain Account Manager, Jerry plays a major role in the growth and success of the company. Kristen Distributing would not be the same without the contribution and dedication that Jerry brings day in and day out."

John Kristen, President, Kristen Distributing Company

Tracy Smith

Line Cleaner

Ben E. Keith

Palestine, TX
Manager Quote

"Tracy is a person that lights up the room when he walks in and the room is usually full of laughter when he leaves. He is always willing to help no matter what the job is and is beloved by his fellow employees and customers alike."

Carlos Castro, Category Manager

Fernando Garibay

Utility Representative

Ben E. Keith Company

Houston, TX
Manager Quote

"If you need it done fast and correctly give it to Fernando!“

Jeremy Morgan, Draught Manager

Amy Francis

Office Administrator

Ben E. Keith Company

Waco, TX
Manager Quote

“In the 23 plus years I have had the pleasure to work with and know Amy, she never lets you down. She does what she says she will do, and she does it with sincerity and professionalism. I have never known her to make assumptions; if she does not know, she asks.”

David Underwood, General Manager, Waco

‘JoJo’ Hernandez Soto

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Austin, TX
Manager Quote

“Jojo has always gone the extra mile, even when not asked to. He will continue to excel at BEK and be a valuable team member to the Austin Branch.”

Jonathan Zmolik, Area Sales Manager

Direce Davison

Warehouse Associate

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, TX
Manager Quote

"While Direce has only been with us for a year, there’s no doubting the monumental impact he has had in our warehouse. Every challenge is met with a smile and an upbeat attitude. After completing his training, Direce continued to evolve into an exceptional Warehouse Associate, smashing every picking record we had ever seen! He quickly became a member of our 3,000 and 4,000 case clubs, but it was clear that wasn’t enough for him. He went on to pull over 7,000 cases in ONE DAY and became the first and only member of the 7,000 case club! Direce is a fantastic young man, and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication he gives to Brown Distributing."

Sean Erney, General Manager, Brown Distributing Company

Miguel Garcia

Warehouse Lead

Ben E. Keith Beverages

El Paso, TX
Manager Quote

"Miguel’s proactive approach and in-depth knowledge have helped take our warehouse to optimal operating levels. Miguel uses critical thinking at all times to keep our warehouse clean/organized, our orders accurate, and our routing impeccable. We are very proud of all his hard work and the changes he has helped implement to keep us in tip-top shape."

Nicholas Mendoza, El Paso Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Chad Lorah

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Brownwood, TX
Manager Quote

"Chad has a strong work ethic and takes pride in the relationships he has built with his customers. He goes above and beyond seeking opportunities to grow his route. He’s a top performer every month and always willing to help others."

Brian Martinez, Area Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Robert Gomez Arredondo

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Abilene, Texas
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"Robert is one of the most diligent, organized and reliable sales representatives that I have been around."

Steve Miller, Area Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith

Mark Von Schwarz

Sales Representative

Ben E. Keith

Commerce, TX
Manager Quote

"Mark is a can-do sales rep that sees no obstacles, only opportunities.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith

Rickey Alexander

Grocery Bulk Driver, Off-Premise

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Dallas, TX
Manager Quote

"Rickey's work ethic has cemented his role as an essential team player within the Ben E. Keith family. He takes pride in building strong working relationships; not only with fellow employees but with our customers as well.”

Wayne Simmons, Sales and Service Team Leader, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Bobby Reneau

Sales Representative

A-B Distributing Company

San Angelo, TX
Manager Quote

"Bobby has been with our company since 1989 and is a sales representative in Snyder, Texas. Bobby has a great passion for our product, work, the retailers he calls on, the community and A-B Distributing. He was willing to relocate his family and move to newly acquired territory in 2008. Since that time, Bobby has become deeply involved in the community through his church, the school district and sports, and the Chamber of Commerce. Because of his leadership, work ethic and ability to cultivate long-standing relationships, Bobby is an incredible mentor for new team members and an outstanding representative for A-B Distributing."

Brian Thomma, General Manager, A-B Distributing

Kevin Chorney

Key Accounts Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, TX
Manager Quote

"Kevin started working for Standard Sales Company in 1996 as a merchandiser. Throughout his 23 year career with the company, he has held many positions, from driver, sales representative, to category space manager and now, key accounts manager. In every role, Kevin exemplifies what it is to be a leader in our organization through leading by example and demonstrating integrity, reliability and commitment. His dedication to his family, our company and our community makes us proud to have Kevin as a valued member of the Standard Sales family."

Brian Richardson, General Manager, Standard Sales Company

Craig Nunn

Senior Key Account Manager

Budweiser Distributing Company

Amarillo, TX
Manager Quote

“In mid-1980 at the age of 17, Craig put in his application and was told by ownership that they weren’t hiring some 17 year old kid to sling beer. So, in August of that same year, Craig showed up on his 18th birthday to talk to the owners. Two weeks later Craig was a Bud Man. Craig started on a truck and worked his way up in the company. In 2000, he was promoted to Key Account Manager where he has built incredible relationships with our key accounts. These relationships have certainly translated into increased sales and market share for Budweiser Distributing Company. Craig’s industry knowledge, hard work and dedication have earned him the respect of his industry peers. Craig, for all you do… this bud’s for you!”

Shannon Williams, General Manager, Budweiser Distributing Company

Cindy Scruggs

Office Manager

Standard Sales Company, L.P.

Lubbock, TX
Manager Quote

"Cindy fills several critical roles in the Lubbock branch of Standard Sales Co. She is our office manager, human resources, accounts payable, fuel card monitor, COVID-19 investigator, dorm mom, etc. Wherever she sees a need, she steps up quickly to fill that role with extremely high quality."

Les Gillit, general manager of the Lubbock, Texas branch of Standard Sales Co.

Adam Winkelmann

Sales Manager

Kristen Distributing Company

Bryan, TX
Manager Quote

"Adam worked his way up through the ranks and has over 20 years of industry knowledge. He is highly competitive and has a tremendous passion for the business. He has played an integral role in the growth and success of the company. Adam has a burning desire to make both his team and Kristen Distributing the best it can be moving forward into the future."

John Kristen, President, Kristen Distributing Company

Scott Plattsmier

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Houston, Texas
Manager Quote

“Scott has always been a huge asset to our team,” said David Cordill, Division Manager of Ben E. Keith Beverages Houston. “During his tenure, Scott has worn many hats and done a lot of thankless jobs that most don’t notice. I am glad to see him get the opportunity to be Houston’s newest area sales manager as I know he will thrive in this position.”

Bill Heacock

Key Accounts Manager

Brown Distributing Company, LTD

Austin, Texas
Manager Quote

"Bill is the consummate team player, using his 32 years of experience to coach and mentor our people at all levels. He is a craftsman of his trade, meticulous, impeccable follow-through and a commitment to always get the job done at an extremely high level, always exceeding expectations both internally and externally at retail. Bill is far from the back end of his career, he would tell you he’s just getting started! His favorite quote in the heat of battle – “If it was easy, they wouldn’t need me!”."

Sean Erney, GM, Brown Distributing Co.

Michael Roy

Area Sales Manager

Ben E. Keith Company

Frisco, TX
Manager Quote

“Mike is a valuable and dedicated manager who is truly an asset to the company and his team. Whether you need an answer regarding the marketplace or something more general, you can always lean on Mike. He is even known among his peers as "Mr. Google.”

Brian Trice, On-Premise Sales Manager

Raul Lopez

Warehouse lead

Ben E. Keith Company

El Paso, TX
Manager Quote

“Raul is a strong team player. His willingness to learn and take on any task, no matter its scope, has made him invaluable to our operation. Our team and warehouse are better than ever thanks to Raul’s passion and tireless commitment.”

Nicholas Mendoza, General Manager of Ben E. Keith, El Paso

Allen Seale

Route Supervisor

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Commerce, TX
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”Allen is an excellent employee. He is very involved in the community, reliable, hardworking and always willing to give a helping hand.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager

Kyle Braley

Business Analyst

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Commerce, TX
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“Kyle is very dependable and is not afraid to take on new projects. He is currently the leader of our new employee relations committee and is doing a fantastic job. Approaching two decades with the Ben E. Keith family, we’re proud of the work he’s done for us and our customers.”

Dwayne Sears, Sales Manager

Jeremy Morgan

Draft Service Manager

Ben E. Keith Beverages

Houston, TX
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“Jeremy always goes above and beyond expectations. He is the true definition of a team player, and we are proud to have him on our team.”

Ryan Rothermel, Sales Manager, Ben E. Keith Beverages

Gisela Garcia

Key Account Manager

Faust Distributing Co.

Houston, TX
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"Gisela has been a fantastic addition to the Faust key account team. She has established great relationships with the accounts she calls on, and they all treat her as a true partner. From her selling skills and category management expertise to her strong work ethic, Gisela is the consummate key account professional, and we are happy to have her on our team.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Darwin “Frosty” Frost

Inventory Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, TX
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“Frosty is the genuine deal, an outstanding team member with a heart for our company. His leadership in inventory management has resulted in a reduction of inventory variances, product loss, and overall breakage and out of code expense. Frosty is quick to deliver, trustworthy and accurate. Frosty has worked for Standard Sales for 28 years and everyone in our company can call him friend. Frosty was awarded the 2016 President’s Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to Standard Sales.”

Sean Moore, Branch Manager

Jordan Bayer

Print Shop Manager

Faust Distributing Company

Houston, Texas
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Jordan Bayer is the most creative, enthusiastic and pro-active Sign Shop Manager we have ever had at Faust. The busiest time of year in the print shop at Faust is football season. Jordan works tirelessly with the sales team to ensure they have everything they need to present and setup at accounts all over the Houston area for football fans who happen to drink beer. She takes great pride in being able to supply the team with the relevant tools for the trade in both a timely and creative fashion. The trade looks good because of hard work from creative workers like Jordan Bayer.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Spencer Sipko

Training Coordinator/House and Telephone Sales

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, Texas
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“Spencer has a natural ability to build customer relationships and has been a tremendous ambassador for Standard Sales Company and Anheuser-Busch for decades. It’s very rare to meet a retailer who doesn’t know Spencer. They love him, and we love him too.”

Sean Moore, General Manager

Jimmy Mayne

Delivery Department Manager

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, Texas
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“Jimmy has been promoted again to delivery department manager, overseeing 100+ team members. People are our greatest asset, and Jimmy has been extremely successful within every role as a result of his strong communication and decision making skills. He listens; he engages and collaborates; he motivates and, ultimately, he rewards and recognizes teammate achievement. I asked him for a quote that he felt represented his leadership style, and he responded immediately with ‘Work As a Team, Win As a Team’ – enough said!”

Laurie Brown LaMantia, Vice President

Stella Deleon

Office & Accounts Receivable Manager

Reed Beverage Company

Abilene, Texas
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”Stella has been with our company since 1999, she has seen and dealt with a lot of changes over the past 17 years. She started as a part-time receptionist and we were immediately impressed with her personality and work ethic. But it was her willingness, ideas and ability to learn that has given her the opportunity to take on additional roles within the company - from checking in drivers at the end of the day, to learning how to operate and eventually heading up and running our creative and sign department. While Stella is still taking care of things in our office, she also takes care of our entire customer and supplier accounts receivable department. She has proven time and time again that there’s nothing that she can’t or is not willing to do for our company. She also does all of these things with a great attitude, integrity and pride. Thanks, Stella for all you do now and all you have done for Reed Beverage Abilene over the years, and here’s to your continued success in the years to come."

Charles Hughes, President

Sherry Stillson

Office and Human Resource Manager

Standard Sales Company

Odessa, Texas
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Sherry came to Standard Sales Company in 1981 and, over the years, she has worked for five branch managers. Each one of them would tell you they could not have been as successful if it were not for Sherry’s help and commitment to the company. Her experience and responsibilities have included accounts payable/receivables, driver check-in, daily deposits, daily sales posting, inventory, payroll, human resources, workers comp claims management, unemployment claims, new hire in-processing, safety team coordinator, janitor, painter and interior designer. Her attitude, work ethic, integrity and desire to do the very best job possible are why Sherry was awarded the 2016 Presidential Award of Excellence. She truly loves Standard Sales Company, her coworkers, her friends and family."

Sean Moore, Branch Manager

David Powers

Warehouse Manager

Brown Distributing Company

Austin, Texas
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“David's dedication to Brown Distributing and his ability to handle the stress of today’s modern warehouse operations place him at the top of the ladder. He embraces new technology and eagerly searches for new and more efficient methods of running our warehouse. He works side by side with his staff, but he also understands the importance of working with all our departments to help them meet their goals. He is truly a pleasure to work with, and we are fortunate to have him on Team Brown.”

Brad Card, Operations Manager

Steve Holtsclaw

Information Technology Manage

Del Papa Distributing Company

Texas City, Texas
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“Steve puts his service to fellow employees above his own needs. Everyone in our company with few exceptions uses technology every day in the performance of their job. Steve and his team work 24/7 when necessary to make certain our technology works when we need it.”

William Falkenhagen, EVP/CFO

Leo Longoria

Training Manager

L & F Distributors

Harlingen, Texas
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Leo has been a role model in Harlingen due to his hard work and commitment to the company. His dedication to bettering others and the experiences he shares are key to building a successful team. It is rare to see an employee stay with a company for 37 years, and we appreciate his loyalty!”

Dion Ruiz, Sales Manager, Harlingen

Tim Sweeney

Beer Experience Ambassador

Andrews Distributing Company

Dallas, Texas
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“Tim is a great example of an Andrews servant leader when it comes to his role within our company. Whether it is educating our team members, our retailers or their customers about beer, Tim is always smiling, willing and able. He is our ambassador in the true sense of the word.”

Jim Campbell, Vice President Organizational Learning

Josh Baggett

Sales Rep

Favorite Brands

Houston, Texas
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“Josh Baggett has been with Favorite Brands since our inception in 2011. Josh began his career as a driver and has worked his way up to a sales rep position. When it comes to craft beer knowledge, Josh is an expert. In recognition of Josh selling more Clown Shoes Beer than any other rep in the nation, Clown Shoes Brewing created a beer for the Texas market called ‘Josh the Revelator.’”

Peter Avinger, General Manager

Jake Siegel

Faust Distributing Company

Houston, Texas
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“Jake was willing to do whatever it took to learn the business from the ground up. He merchandised for a year, then spent time in the category management and pricing departments. During those early years, Jake developed an interest in craft beer. When the opportunity to get into the craft side of the business occurred, Jake jumped at the chance. He has led the Faust Craft Beer Team ever since. Jake has done an excellent job growing our craft business and has built excellent relationships with all of our craft breweries and retailers. Jake is a leader and the ‘go-to guy’ for craft in our territory. We are fortunate to have him as a key part of the Faust Management Team.”

Rick Forcier, General Manager

Juan Arroyo

General Manager, Laredo

L & F Distributors

Laredo, Texas
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“Juan is an outstanding asset to L&F. His commitment to L&F and core values are unwavering. We appreciate his leadership and his focus on achieving company goals.”

Vice President Steve LaMantia

Mark Baggett

Fleet Manager

DET Distributing Company

Nashville, Tennessee
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"He's always managed to keep our fleet rolling through good times and bad. Sometimes he had to use 'spit and band-aids' to keep us going, and his priority has always been 'the fleet must roll, and our customers must get beer.' His retirement from DET after 36 years in September will leave some mighty big shoes to fill."

John Curley, COO

Steve Merrell

Sales and Marketing Director

Eagle Distributing Company

Knoxville, Tennessee
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“The word ‘problem’ does not exist in this man’s vocabulary, only ‘opportunities’… opportunities for ways to improve an existing situation.”

Bob Winkel, General Manager

Mark Baggett

Fleet Manager

DET Distributing Company

Nashville, Tennessee
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"He's always managed to keep our fleet rolling through good times and bad. Sometimes he had to use 'spit and band-aids' to keep us going, and his priority has always been 'the fleet must roll, and our customers must get beer.' His retirement from DET after 36 years in September will leave some mighty big shoes to fill."

John Curley, COO

Steve Merrell

Sales and Marketing Director

Eagle Distributing Company

Knoxville, Tennessee
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“The word ‘problem’ does not exist in this man’s vocabulary, only ‘opportunities’… opportunities for ways to improve an existing situation.”

Bob Winkel, General Manager

Bill Trankle

Draft Manager

Fisher Beverage

Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Bill started as a delivery driver, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. During his last 5 years of delivery, Bill was also a part-time draft tech. In 1997, Bill became a dedicated full-time draft tech where he continued to expand his knowledge of draft systems. In 2014, Bill was promoted to draft manager where he ensures our draft products meet our quality standards in the retail trade. Bill plays a very vital role in Fisher Beverage’s business and go-to-market strategy.”

Jeremy Rambo, General Manager

Mark McNally

Operations Manager

Eagle Sales of the Black Hills, Inc.

Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Mark is the go-to person for every aspect of our operation, from warehouse to delivery, sales and admin. His background as an engineer really helps us in analytical data crunching. Plus, having risen through the sales department, he has a great working relationship with our employees and customers.”

Tom Helland, President

Bill Trankle

Draft Manager

Fisher Beverage

Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Bill started as a delivery driver, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. During his last 5 years of delivery, Bill was also a part-time draft tech. In 1997, Bill became a dedicated full-time draft tech where he continued to expand his knowledge of draft systems. In 2014, Bill was promoted to draft manager where he ensures our draft products meet our quality standards in the retail trade. Bill plays a very vital role in Fisher Beverage’s business and go-to-market strategy.”

Jeremy Rambo, General Manager

Mark McNally

Operations Manager

Eagle Sales of the Black Hills, Inc.

Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Mark is the go-to person for every aspect of our operation, from warehouse to delivery, sales and admin. His background as an engineer really helps us in analytical data crunching. Plus, having risen through the sales department, he has a great working relationship with our employees and customers.”

Tom Helland, President

Pamela McClain

Inventory Coordinator

Lee Distributors

Summerville, S.C.
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“Pamela has been a tremendous asset to Lee Distributors since the day she started almost four years ago. Pamela is an extremely hard worker and always goes about her duties with a huge smile and great attitude.”

Ryan Andersen, President

Dave Potts

Director of Logistics

Better Brands, Inc.

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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"Dave has shown what hard work, self-initiative and pride in his performance can do for not only himself but the entire Better Brands Inc. team. He is the type of employee you wish for, and that makes you proud to be in our industry."

Mike Riley, President

Tommy Parnell

Operations Manager

The Yahnis Company

Conway, S.C.
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“Tommy’s primary responsibilities include managing all warehouse functions, the fleet and information technology. Tommy is very dedicated to his work and is always enthusiastic. In his spare time, Tommy is an avid SC Gamecocks fan and an expert chef with a grill.”

Jimmy Yahnis, Executive Vice President and Owner

Jannie Mae Lowery

Housekeeping and Office Maintenance

Comer Distributing Co.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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“Jannie Mae has been with us since 1975 and keeps everything in the offices straight, clean, and maintained so we all have a great office environment in which to work. She is almost like a second mom to me, and a great cook, which is a wonderful extra benefit!”

Chip Comer, President

Jonathan Meadows

Warehouse

Comer Distributing Co., Inc.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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“Jon started with us having no warehouse experience in the beverage industry. He has become one of our best employees in the warehouse in a short period of time due to his dedication, enthusiasm and reliability. We have had constant change in operations and technology since Jon started, and he has rolled with that change embracing our new procedures. We are very fortunate to have Jon on our team working with other warehouse personnel helping them to learn and grow with us.”

Chip Comer, President

Terry Hinton

Senior Warehouseman

Comer Distributing Co., Inc.

Rock Hill, SC
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“Terry has been one of our most dedicated and hardworking employees since he started with our company. He helps make our warehouse a better place and sets an example for others through his self-motivation, stability and reliability. We are very glad to have him on our team.”

Chip Comer, President

Kelly McCallister

Inventory Manager

The Yahnis Company

Conway, South Carolina
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"After a distinguished 23 year career with Miller Brewing Company, Kelly joined The Yahnis Company in 2001 as inventory manager. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of inventory including forecasting, management, purchasing and logistics. Kelly has an infectious spirit which positively influences everyone in the organization. His impeccable character and commonsense solutions, as well as a keen a sense of humor, are a great asset to The Yahnis Company. Kelly enjoys riding horses and golf in his spare time."

Jimmy Yahnis, EVP / Owner

Pamela McClain

Inventory Coordinator

Lee Distributors

Summerville, S.C.
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“Pamela has been a tremendous asset to Lee Distributors since the day she started almost four years ago. Pamela is an extremely hard worker and always goes about her duties with a huge smile and great attitude.”

Ryan Andersen, President

Dave Potts

Director of Logistics

Better Brands, Inc.

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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"Dave has shown what hard work, self-initiative and pride in his performance can do for not only himself but the entire Better Brands Inc. team. He is the type of employee you wish for, and that makes you proud to be in our industry."

Mike Riley, President

Tommy Parnell

Operations Manager

The Yahnis Company

Conway, S.C.
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“Tommy’s primary responsibilities include managing all warehouse functions, the fleet and information technology. Tommy is very dedicated to his work and is always enthusiastic. In his spare time, Tommy is an avid SC Gamecocks fan and an expert chef with a grill.”

Jimmy Yahnis, Executive Vice President and Owner

Jannie Mae Lowery

Housekeeping and Office Maintenance

Comer Distributing Co.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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“Jannie Mae has been with us since 1975 and keeps everything in the offices straight, clean, and maintained so we all have a great office environment in which to work. She is almost like a second mom to me, and a great cook, which is a wonderful extra benefit!”

Chip Comer, President

Jonathan Meadows

Warehouse

Comer Distributing Co., Inc.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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“Jon started with us having no warehouse experience in the beverage industry. He has become one of our best employees in the warehouse in a short period of time due to his dedication, enthusiasm and reliability. We have had constant change in operations and technology since Jon started, and he has rolled with that change embracing our new procedures. We are very fortunate to have Jon on our team working with other warehouse personnel helping them to learn and grow with us.”

Chip Comer, President

Terry Hinton

Senior Warehouseman

Comer Distributing Co., Inc.

Rock Hill, SC
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“Terry has been one of our most dedicated and hardworking employees since he started with our company. He helps make our warehouse a better place and sets an example for others through his self-motivation, stability and reliability. We are very glad to have him on our team.”

Chip Comer, President

Kelly McCallister

Inventory Manager

The Yahnis Company

Conway, South Carolina
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"After a distinguished 23 year career with Miller Brewing Company, Kelly joined The Yahnis Company in 2001 as inventory manager. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of inventory including forecasting, management, purchasing and logistics. Kelly has an infectious spirit which positively influences everyone in the organization. His impeccable character and commonsense solutions, as well as a keen a sense of humor, are a great asset to The Yahnis Company. Kelly enjoys riding horses and golf in his spare time."

Jimmy Yahnis, EVP / Owner

Zach Powell

Warehouse Supervisor

Craft Beer Guild Distributing Rhode Island

Cranston, Rhode Island
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“Zach continually uses what he has learned with his six years in the U.S. Army, such as problem solving, flexibility, a positive attitude and his exceptionally strong leadership skills. Zach can be presented a challenge and I am confident that he will be able to come up with a solution that will work for everyone involved. Zach’s work ethic is infectious to everyone around him.”

Dave Cummings, Market Manager

Zach Powell

Warehouse Supervisor

Craft Beer Guild Distributing Rhode Island

Cranston, Rhode Island
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“Zach continually uses what he has learned with his six years in the U.S. Army, such as problem solving, flexibility, a positive attitude and his exceptionally strong leadership skills. Zach can be presented a challenge and I am confident that he will be able to come up with a solution that will work for everyone involved. Zach’s work ethic is infectious to everyone around him.”

Dave Cummings, Market Manager

Brandon Coy

Chain Sales Supervisor

Inco Beverage

Johnstown, PA
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"Because of Brandon's work ethic and attention to detail, he has recently been to promoted to a supervisor position. He has been asked to take on numerous roles throughout his short career here at Inco. He has not only done them willingly, but he has also mastered each position with a smile and a gracious attitude. He just won't quit until the job is 110% complete. His respect for his co-workers, our customers and this company is unmatched by any other."

Melissa Murlin-Walbeck, Chain Manager, Inco Beverage

Ben Achenbach

Co-Senior Manager of Operations

Ace Distributing

Wrightsville, PA
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"Ben is a very hands-on manager that is always willing to step in and assist his employees with day-to-day operations. He has a broad knowledge of our brands, and he knows what works best from an operations standpoint for our business. Ben is willing to tackle new challenges and obstacles and strives to set a good example for his employees."

Amanda Sullivan, Co-Senior Manager of Operations

Aaron Miller

Operations Supervisor

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
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"Aaron Miller started with Wilsbach Distributors in 2014 as a part-time warehouse associate, where his daily duties included counting inventory, picking orders and making deliveries. Through his seven years with Wilsbach, he has progressed in his career and recently became an operations supervisor at the beginning of 2021. Aaron is tasked with daily reconciliation of cooperage, assists with counting and reconciliation of daily inventory as well as building pallets for truck loads. He is also a member of the safety team and the orientation and on-boarding teams, where he trains new Wilsbach Employees. He is a critical part of the Operations team!"

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations

Mike Hartz

Operations Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
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“Mike Hartz started with Wilsbach in 2013 as a picker and counting daily inventory. Through the last eight years, he has progressed to an Operations Manager in 2017 with responsibilities of analyzing volume and the slotting of all new and existing products. He is also tasked with electronically tracking all incoming and outgoing POS. He has the capability to perform any Operation Manager tasks, if and when needed. Mike is an integral part of the operations team to keep the machine rolling.”

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Matt Wood

Inventory Reconciliation Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
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"Matt started with Wilsbach in 2008 as a part-time employee during the summer. He has done everything from sweeping floors to delivering beer out of a van. In 2013, Matt was promoted to inventory reconciliation manager. Not only does he reconcile inventory daily, he also has the capability to do any job function in operations as well. He is a valuable and important part of the Wilsbach operations team and a true team player!"

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Angela Fortney

Director of Information Systems

Ace Distributing

Wrightsville, PA
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"I truly enjoy working with Angie! Angie has been with Ace Distributing for over 30 years and her loyalty to the company is unprecedented. She began as a customer service representative when I was just a kid coming to work with my dad. I can still remember popping into her office and saying “hi.” Since that time she has grown with the company and now oversees the department responsible for our route accounting system and our IT footprint, both of which are critical to doing business today. Ace would be truly lost without Angie’s talents and positive spirit she brings to our organization."

Adam Reeder, COO

Mike Steinbaugh

Routing & Operations Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
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"With a background in distribution and route planning, Mike has been a valuable member to Wilsbach's operations team. His ability to restructure and revamp delivery routes in an ever-changing market has been vital to our route optimization initiatives. His commitment to the team and his tireless work ethic makes him one of the greatest contributors to our success today."

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations

Jason Hoffman

Sales Representative

Inco Beverage

Johnstown, PA
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“Jason started as a truck driver and has been an asset to our company ever since. He took such pride in his appearance and that of the company's. His truck was always clean and every customer loved him. Now, he is a sales rep and has mastered this position as well. Coming from the warehouse, he has an appreciation for our drivers and the work they do, and he treats all employees with respect. What people love most about him is his passion, excitement and positive attitude every day. Inco Beverage would not be the same without his positive attitude and witty humor.”

Melissa Murlin-Walbeck, Inco Beverage Sales Manager

Nick Bowers

Fleet and Receiving Manager

Wilsbach Distributors

Harrisburg, Pa.
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“Nick is a valuable and dedicated manager who is always willing to go above and beyond for the company and our customers. His vast knowledge of all aspects of operations and operations IT helps drive the business forward and provide great service to our valued customers.”

Rock Rittle, Wilsbach Distributors Director of Operations

Todd Wolfe

Operations Manager

Brewery Products Co.

York, Pennsylvania
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“Todd's character and work ethic are just a few great attributes he offers the company. This is why we knew he would succeed in his new position of operations manager. His service to our country in the Navy is just one of his many accomplishments.”

Derek Siegel, Vice President

Kim Weigel

Sales Manager

W&L Sales Co., Inc.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Kim is a consummate professional. Providing our customers with profitable reasons to partner with us and our brands is in her DNA. She receives tremendous respect from all who work with her. Kim started as a merchandiser, was quickly promoted to sales rep, became a sales manager in 2004 and has added value to our organization for over 20 years. Her husband and her two wonderful grandsons are the love of her life. In addition, she enjoys her dogs, being outdoors, gardening, fishing and baking. Kim also volunteers at the local Animal Rescue and does other charitable work.”

David Rose, President/GM

Lisa Gebhart-Bell

Routing Manager, Operations

Gretz Beer Company

Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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“Lisa’s dedication to impeccable customer service has been unwavering for 28 years. Lisa epitomizes why our retailers love dealing with the Gretz Beer Company. She is passionate about her ‘extended family’ … our retailers!! I think every employee enjoys seeing Lisa’s warm smile and positive attitude every day!”

President Mike Gretz

Joseph Morris

Director of Marketing

Gretz Beer Company

Norristown, PA
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"Joe has been instrumental in developing the merchandising and marketing programs in the Gretz territory that is universally praised as being one of the best in the nation. It has been great to see Joe transform our company from a one-man sign shop to a multi-media marketing organization that is dedicated to building brand equity for our suppliers!"

President Mike Gretz

Ken O’Byrne

Import and Craft Specialist at Temple University

Gretz Beer Company

Norristown, PA
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"Ken was an integral part of the Gretz team that won the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. His passion and knowledge of the beer business is unsurpassed in the industry. His attainment of the Certified Cicerone certification has positioned him as one of the top craft consultants in the Philadelphia region."

President Mike Gretz

Brandon Coy

Chain Sales Supervisor

Inco Beverage

Johnstown, PA
Manager Quote

"Because of Brandon's work ethic and attention to detail, he has recently been to promoted to a supervisor position. He has been asked to take on numerous roles throughout his short career here at Inco. He has not only done them willingly, but he has also mastered each position with a smile and a gracious attitude. He just won't quit until the job is 110% complete. His respect for his co-workers, our customers and this company is unmatched by any other."

Melissa Murlin-Walbeck, Chain Manager, Inco Beverage

Ben Achenbach

Co-Senior Manager of Operations

Ace Distributing

Wrightsville, PA
Manager Quote

"Ben is a very hands-on manager that is always willing to step in and assist his employees with day-to-day operations. He has a broad knowledge of our brands, and he knows what works best from an operations standpoint for our business. Ben is willing to tackle new challenges and obstacles and strives to set a good example for his employees."

Amanda Sullivan, Co-Senior Manager of Operations

Aaron Miller

Operations Supervisor

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
Manager Quote

"Aaron Miller started with Wilsbach Distributors in 2014 as a part-time warehouse associate, where his daily duties included counting inventory, picking orders and making deliveries. Through his seven years with Wilsbach, he has progressed in his career and recently became an operations supervisor at the beginning of 2021. Aaron is tasked with daily reconciliation of cooperage, assists with counting and reconciliation of daily inventory as well as building pallets for truck loads. He is also a member of the safety team and the orientation and on-boarding teams, where he trains new Wilsbach Employees. He is a critical part of the Operations team!"

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations

Mike Hartz

Operations Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
Manager Quote

“Mike Hartz started with Wilsbach in 2013 as a picker and counting daily inventory. Through the last eight years, he has progressed to an Operations Manager in 2017 with responsibilities of analyzing volume and the slotting of all new and existing products. He is also tasked with electronically tracking all incoming and outgoing POS. He has the capability to perform any Operation Manager tasks, if and when needed. Mike is an integral part of the operations team to keep the machine rolling.”

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Matt Wood

Inventory Reconciliation Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
Manager Quote

"Matt started with Wilsbach in 2008 as a part-time employee during the summer. He has done everything from sweeping floors to delivering beer out of a van. In 2013, Matt was promoted to inventory reconciliation manager. Not only does he reconcile inventory daily, he also has the capability to do any job function in operations as well. He is a valuable and important part of the Wilsbach operations team and a true team player!"

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Angela Fortney

Director of Information Systems

Ace Distributing

Wrightsville, PA
Manager Quote

"I truly enjoy working with Angie! Angie has been with Ace Distributing for over 30 years and her loyalty to the company is unprecedented. She began as a customer service representative when I was just a kid coming to work with my dad. I can still remember popping into her office and saying “hi.” Since that time she has grown with the company and now oversees the department responsible for our route accounting system and our IT footprint, both of which are critical to doing business today. Ace would be truly lost without Angie’s talents and positive spirit she brings to our organization."

Adam Reeder, COO

Mike Steinbaugh

Routing & Operations Manager

Wilsbach Distributors, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA
Manager Quote

"With a background in distribution and route planning, Mike has been a valuable member to Wilsbach's operations team. His ability to restructure and revamp delivery routes in an ever-changing market has been vital to our route optimization initiatives. His commitment to the team and his tireless work ethic makes him one of the greatest contributors to our success today."

Rock Rittle, Director of Operations

Jason Hoffman

Sales Representative

Inco Beverage

Johnstown, PA
Manager Quote

“Jason started as a truck driver and has been an asset to our company ever since. He took such pride in his appearance and that of the company's. His truck was always clean and every customer loved him. Now, he is a sales rep and has mastered this position as well. Coming from the warehouse, he has an appreciation for our drivers and the work they do, and he treats all employees with respect. What people love most about him is his passion, excitement and positive attitude every day. Inco Beverage would not be the same without his positive attitude and witty humor.”

Melissa Murlin-Walbeck, Inco Beverage Sales Manager

Nick Bowers

Fleet and Receiving Manager

Wilsbach Distributors

Harrisburg, Pa.
Manager Quote

“Nick is a valuable and dedicated manager who is always willing to go above and beyond for the company and our customers. His vast knowledge of all aspects of operations and operations IT helps drive the business forward and provide great service to our valued customers.”

Rock Rittle, Wilsbach Distributors Director of Operations

Todd Wolfe

Operations Manager

Brewery Products Co.

York, Pennsylvania
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“Todd's character and work ethic are just a few great attributes he offers the company. This is why we knew he would succeed in his new position of operations manager. His service to our country in the Navy is just one of his many accomplishments.”

Derek Siegel, Vice President

Kim Weigel

Sales Manager

W&L Sales Co., Inc.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Kim is a consummate professional. Providing our customers with profitable reasons to partner with us and our brands is in her DNA. She receives tremendous respect from all who work with her. Kim started as a merchandiser, was quickly promoted to sales rep, became a sales manager in 2004 and has added value to our organization for over 20 years. Her husband and her two wonderful grandsons are the love of her life. In addition, she enjoys her dogs, being outdoors, gardening, fishing and baking. Kim also volunteers at the local Animal Rescue and does other charitable work.”

David Rose, President/GM

Lisa Gebhart-Bell

Routing Manager, Operations

Gretz Beer Company

Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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“Lisa’s dedication to impeccable customer service has been unwavering for 28 years. Lisa epitomizes why our retailers love dealing with the Gretz Beer Company. She is passionate about her ‘extended family’ … our retailers!! I think every employee enjoys seeing Lisa’s warm smile and positive attitude every day!”

President Mike Gretz

Joseph Morris

Director of Marketing

Gretz Beer Company

Norristown, PA
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"Joe has been instrumental in developing the merchandising and marketing programs in the Gretz territory that is universally praised as being one of the best in the nation. It has been great to see Joe transform our company from a one-man sign shop to a multi-media marketing organization that is dedicated to building brand equity for our suppliers!"

President Mike Gretz

Ken O’Byrne

Import and Craft Specialist at Temple University

Gretz Beer Company

Norristown, PA
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"Ken was an integral part of the Gretz team that won the Craft Beer Distributor Recognition Award at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. His passion and knowledge of the beer business is unsurpassed in the industry. His attainment of the Certified Cicerone certification has positioned him as one of the top craft consultants in the Philadelphia region."

President Mike Gretz

Chris Watzig

Warehouse Director

Columbia Distributing

Canby, OR
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"In 2020, Columbia Distributing was heavily rewarded by Chris Watzig’s leadership. Less than one month after the pandemic locked us down, Chris was promoted to a new position at a new warehouse that was significantly short-staffed and heading into peak season. At the same time, COVID-19 was creating imposing, volatile and scary working conditions. Through it all, Chris was positive. He quickly took control of the situation, inspiring his team to respond with solutions and success in mind. Chris worked through unpredictable conditions, such as fluctuating volumes, product shortages and short staffing. If that isn't enough, he dealt with a wildfire that shut down his warehouse two weeks before moving the operation 20 miles south of Portland to Canby, Oregon. Chris took control of defining process changes and training on a new pick technology. While many Columbia employees worked long hours to respond to the pandemic last year, I know of no one else who exerted such great and prolonged effort with such tremendous leadership."

Andy Geisler, VP of Strategy

Courtnie Wilson

Project Manager

Columbia Distributing

Portland, OR
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"Courtnie embodies Columbia’s culture and values in every way. She is constantly learning more about our processes and opportunities in order to improve our business. Courtnie is a 'flag bearer' of our culture – effective, professional and fun. Her leadership has been essential to Columbia’s success.”

Chris Richards, chief information officer at Columbia Distributing

Lisa Goldammer

Customer Service Representative

Columbia Distributing

Portland, Ore.
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"Lisa always has the answer to anything and is excellent at constructively coaching people through their mistakes. She’s always there with a 'No problem!' and continuously provides support for our team. She’s a huge team player. Whether by phone, email or in person, Lisa is more than willing to take the time to resolve any problem while showing how to prevent future issues. She always goes above and beyond expectations!"

Mike Specht, SVP of Sales, Oregon

Tom Cardoza

Warehouse Manager

Columbia Distributing

Portland, Oregon
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“Four facilities. 200-plus teammates. Zero day-shift accidents in two years! Tom has created a culture of safety, quality and productivity that’s not only set the gold standard for this organization but is a model for the industry as a whole. Tom’s preached and they’ve practiced. He’s shown leadership and they’ve followed suit. Tom’s dedication to his job and the safety of others is a stellar example for any employee regardless of title and role. Columbia Distributing is honored to have Tom as a leader!”

Mark Walen, President – Oregon Business Unit

Troy Watson

Assistant Operations Manager

General Distributors, Inc.

Oregon City, Oregon
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“As the assistant operations and quality assurance manager, Troy works diligently to train and coach our team of route account specialists to ensure we have fresh product in the market. In his 11 years with General, Troy has taken on more responsibility for the overall operations which has made him invaluable to our company. Thanks, Troy, for all you do at General Distributors.”

John Kluken, Director of Operations

Chris Watzig

Warehouse Director

Columbia Distributing

Canby, OR
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"In 2020, Columbia Distributing was heavily rewarded by Chris Watzig’s leadership. Less than one month after the pandemic locked us down, Chris was promoted to a new position at a new warehouse that was significantly short-staffed and heading into peak season. At the same time, COVID-19 was creating imposing, volatile and scary working conditions. Through it all, Chris was positive. He quickly took control of the situation, inspiring his team to respond with solutions and success in mind. Chris worked through unpredictable conditions, such as fluctuating volumes, product shortages and short staffing. If that isn't enough, he dealt with a wildfire that shut down his warehouse two weeks before moving the operation 20 miles south of Portland to Canby, Oregon. Chris took control of defining process changes and training on a new pick technology. While many Columbia employees worked long hours to respond to the pandemic last year, I know of no one else who exerted such great and prolonged effort with such tremendous leadership."

Andy Geisler, VP of Strategy

Courtnie Wilson

Project Manager

Columbia Distributing

Portland, OR
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"Courtnie embodies Columbia’s culture and values in every way. She is constantly learning more about our processes and opportunities in order to improve our business. Courtnie is a 'flag bearer' of our culture – effective, professional and fun. Her leadership has been essential to Columbia’s success.”

Chris Richards, chief information officer at Columbia Distributing

Lisa Goldammer

Customer Service Representative

Columbia Distributing

Portland, Ore.
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"Lisa always has the answer to anything and is excellent at constructively coaching people through their mistakes. She’s always there with a 'No problem!' and continuously provides support for our team. She’s a huge team player. Whether by phone, email or in person, Lisa is more than willing to take the time to resolve any problem while showing how to prevent future issues. She always goes above and beyond expectations!"

Mike Specht, SVP of Sales, Oregon

Tom Cardoza

Warehouse Manager

Columbia Distributing

Portland, Oregon
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“Four facilities. 200-plus teammates. Zero day-shift accidents in two years! Tom has created a culture of safety, quality and productivity that’s not only set the gold standard for this organization but is a model for the industry as a whole. Tom’s preached and they’ve practiced. He’s shown leadership and they’ve followed suit. Tom’s dedication to his job and the safety of others is a stellar example for any employee regardless of title and role. Columbia Distributing is honored to have Tom as a leader!”

Mark Walen, President – Oregon Business Unit

Troy Watson

Assistant Operations Manager

General Distributors, Inc.

Oregon City, Oregon
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“As the assistant operations and quality assurance manager, Troy works diligently to train and coach our team of route account specialists to ensure we have fresh product in the market. In his 11 years with General, Troy has taken on more responsibility for the overall operations which has made him invaluable to our company. Thanks, Troy, for all you do at General Distributors.”

John Kluken, Director of Operations

Kevin Hartman

Warehouse Services Representative

LDF Sales & Distributing

Tulsa, OK
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“Kevin’s desire for knowledge and willingness to learn new procedures has driven continuous growth throughout his career at LDF Sales & Distributing. Kevin is a valued employee, and we are honored to have him.”

Kevin Bertalot, Vice President of Operations & Purchasing

Roger McLeroy

Draft Tech – Service Manager

Capital Distributing, LLC

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Roger is a true inspiration as an employee. His compassionate demeanor and commitment to excellence is exemplified by the positive attitude and smile as he greets his fellow co-workers and our customers. Roger is the first individual who will take a new hire under his wing and ensure that they are fully knowledgeable on how our draft systems work so that they in turn can deliver better customer service at retail. Roger has been an instrumental part of the company’s growth over his 42-year career and has been a leader in several roles and positions within the Draft Department.”

Gordon Green, General Manager

Kevin Hartman

Warehouse Services Representative

LDF Sales & Distributing

Tulsa, OK
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“Kevin’s desire for knowledge and willingness to learn new procedures has driven continuous growth throughout his career at LDF Sales & Distributing. Kevin is a valued employee, and we are honored to have him.”

Kevin Bertalot, Vice President of Operations & Purchasing

Roger McLeroy

Draft Tech – Service Manager

Capital Distributing, LLC

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Roger is a true inspiration as an employee. His compassionate demeanor and commitment to excellence is exemplified by the positive attitude and smile as he greets his fellow co-workers and our customers. Roger is the first individual who will take a new hire under his wing and ensure that they are fully knowledgeable on how our draft systems work so that they in turn can deliver better customer service at retail. Roger has been an instrumental part of the company’s growth over his 42-year career and has been a leader in several roles and positions within the Draft Department.”

Gordon Green, General Manager

Dave Romano

Marketing Associate

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Dave Romano has been with Beverage Distributors, Inc. for over six years. In those years, he has gone from an out-of-county salesperson to a marketing associate. Dave's passion is being out in the market and bringing programs to life. When asked why he enjoys working at BDI, he said, "I appreciate the comradery that people show, and it's just a fun place to work." Dave also said if he had to describe BDI in one word, it would be dominant. We are not only dominant in the workforce, but we are dominant in our extracurricular activities as well. Dave is a fourth-year team leader on our corporate challenge team, which is going for its fifth championship this year! Dave has participated in almost every challenge and enjoys every minute of it. In his spare time (which isn't much), Dave enjoys sipping on a White Claw, White Rajah or Miller Lite with his fiancé, Erin."

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing

Dustin Imthurn

Delivery Driver

Superior Beverage Group

Columbus, OH
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"Dustin Imthurn, a bulk driver, has been described as extremely dedicated, driven, determined, helpful, valuable, positive and a pleasure to work with. These are just a few of the phrases pulled from his many nominations. While Dustin’s current job responsibilities are those of a bulk driver, his impact and shared sense of responsibility to those around him have led to enhancing the businesses of our customers and suppliers in other ways. His team-driven spirit and helpful attitude have shown through time and time again. Below are a few of the many examples from last year, after completing his regular daily bulk route, he: * Built pallets with the warehouse team during the holidays. * Ran second delivery routes when needed. * Took a fellow associate to take their CDL test. * Volunteered to trade bulk for a delivery route so others could still work when on light-duty. * Helped run other routes outside Columbus when we were short-staffed * Made brewery pickup runs on the weekend. * Worked on repacking breakage. In 2021, Dustin delivered 338,000 CE's with 99.97% accuracy. Dustin was named the Columbus Annual President's Choice winner for 2021. He was nominated by managers from four different departments, demonstrating the ability to have a far-reaching impact, beyond day-to-day accomplishments."

Stacey Edwards

Tony Zeigler

Evening Dispatcher

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Tony started at Beverage Distributors (BDI) in 1965 as a helper on the trucks. He then decided it was time to move into an official driver position for four years. After that, Tony became a district manager and worked his way through many areas of BDI, such as an Area Manager, Salesman, Sales Supervisor, Sales Account Manager and eventually retired in 2001. After only two days into retirement, Tony decided he couldn't stay away and returned to BDI as our evening dispatcher. In March of this year, Tony will mark 57 years with Beverage Distributors. When asked what he loved about BDI, his answer was "everything!" We couldn't be more blessed to have him on our team! When Tony does take some time for himself, he enjoys gardening, keeping the yard clean, eating out with his wife and playing with his two granddaughters."

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Kaley Williams

Marketing Coordinator

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Kaley has been with Beverage Distributors for over seven years now. She comes to our office everyday with a smile on her face and executes positive mental attitude with her co-workers. She is involved in almost every department of our company and makes work fun. Kaley takes care of over 900 customers on a weekly basis and treats every one of them like family. In her spare time, she enjoys events around Cleveland, trying new restaurants and playing with her three rescue pups. Currently, Kaley and her husband are getting ready to welcome their first child in the new year. Thank you, Kaley for all you do every day!"

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing

Amanda Hruby

Assistant Controller

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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Amanda is our assistant controller. Amanda is a very important part of our front office and our BDI family. She is in charge of financials, inventory, banking and the fintech service. Amanda has been with us for 20 years now, starting as a cashier. She is always in a great mood and willing to help anyone who asks. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband sipping on a few Angry Orchards or going on fun adventures with their four children.

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing, Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Tim Broderick

Shelf Set Coordinator

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, OH
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"Our company has been blessed over the years with team members who have spent a significant portion of their work life with us. Tim exemplifies this record with his 38 + years of experience. Tim has worked within our sales team during his time with MDC and has not only demonstrated competency with selling and customer service, he has contributed to many younger members of our team by schooling them on our culture and sharing his experiences in their development. We thank Tim for his many contributions over the years and extend to him our best wishes for a long and happy retirement!"

Jim Matesich, CEO

Chris Esakov

Driver

Tramonte Distributing Company

Akron, OH
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"We are so proud to have a third-generation employee working for our company. In his 21 years of employment, management has never received a complaint from a customer about Chris. His Grandfather and Father instilled a fine work ethic into Chris, and we are delighted to have someone as intelligent, conscientious, and hard-working as he is as an employee."

Michael Tramonte, President, Tramonte Distributing Company

Marcos Luciano

Route driver

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"After being a valuable part of our 3rd shift warehouse team for five years, Marcos transferred over to our driver operations team and set his mind to obtaining his CDL. He completed the course and has since excelled in all areas as a route driver. Dedicated not only to delivering our portfolio with excellence and giving exceptional customer care he has also been willing when called upon to return to 3rd. shift to fill in as a truck parker. We are so very proud to have Marcos on our Beverage team. We are a better company because of the person he is and his diligent work ethic."

Ron Natola, Director of Personnel

Darnell Davis

Driver Trainer

Superior Beverage Company

Cleveland, OH
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"His nominations came from managers in six different departments, illustrating the far-reaching impact that this associate has on our organization. Darnell Davis, a Swing Driver, is respected by his managers and peers. The following are some words and phrases taken directly from those nominations describing our winner: consistent, accurate, professional, articulate, leadership by example, reliable, aligned with the vision statement, calm cool, and collected, patient with others, and valuable. Darnell’s primary role as a swing driver doesn’t take a back seat to his significant contribution to our delivery training program. He has developed into an integral part of the program, spending time with nearly every new driver, and he takes this responsibility seriously. His patience, diligence and feedback allow the delivery team the confidence to know when trainees are ready to be on their own. Darnell often says “Stay ready, so you never have to get ready”, and this serves him well as the variability of his schedule is the only constant. In 2020 he delivered 86,000 cases to 2,045 customers from Steubenville to Sandusky, covered over-the-road routes, ran Great Lakes brewery loads, helped with various warehouse projects, and assisted our in-house CDL program. He handles any task with honesty and integrity."

Stacey Edwards, Director of Corporate Development & Training, Superior Beverage Group

Bill Reagan

Inventory & Day Shift Warehouse Manager

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Bill is huge asset to Beverage Distributors on so many levels. He uses his former talents as night shift warehouse manager and now takes the reigns of our day shift warehouse. Bill also makes sure we are always up to date on inventory and that we have enough product. His work ethic is unmatched and his positivity is always radiating. Bill is one of the great people that make our team so awesome! He truly deserves to be recognized."

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Mike Ulle

Independent Market & Brand Manager

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Mike has a charismatic personality that is infectious throughout Beverage Distributors and with all of our suppliers. Mike has been a key part of our success in the 14+ years he has been here. He brings positivity, creativity and determination to win to our business every day. His leadership has gained him several positions through the ranks and now is in charge of all of our major brands and our Independent market. His love and passion for beer is just an added bonus!"

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Tony Lavalle

Senior Draft Tech

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Tony has worked for Beverage Distributors for 35 years. Throughout those years he has risen in ranks from mechanic, to driver to assistant draft tech to now leading our draft department. Tony is known in every on-premise account around town and is the go to guy in the city as he provides the utmost knowledge in the draft department. Tony is always exemplifying BDI PRIDE, a great attitude and willingness to go above and beyond for each and every customer. Tony is also a major liaison between the venues in our territory as well. He brings a charisma to the business that nobody can match!"

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Washington Gatimu

Warehouse Associate

Superior Beverage Group

Columbus, OH
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"Superior Beverage Group's Annual President’s Choice Award winner for 2019, Washington Gatimu, stood out for several reasons. He set a personal productivity goal for his work for the year and exceeded his goal by 4%, higher than his closest peer by 35%. Washington never fails to go above and beyond. He always gets to work on time or early, has an infectiously positive attitude, works with high accuracy, and to quote one of his managers, “continues to amaze us”. For the year, Washington picked a blistering 230.99 cases per hour, with a smile on his face. In the words of a manager who works with him daily, “He is a very consistent, dependable associate who comes to work with a desire to improve, a teamwork mentality, a positive attitude, pleasant demeanor, and smile on his face”."

Pam Firich

Controller

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, Ohio
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“Pam is the ultimate team player and key role, leading our finance department. She works tirelessly to make sure the information we need is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Pam will retire this year and her institutional knowledge and expertise will surely be missed. The care and passion that Pam has for her work and her co-workers is above and beyond the expectation of any employer. We have greatly appreciated her contributions to our associates and our company over the past 31 years.”

Sarah Schwab, Vice President, Matesich Distributing Co.

Tammy Fayerweather

Director of Administration

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, Ohio
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"Tammy Fayerweather was my second hire as she replaced my first hire – what a blessing! Soon after my career started with Matesich Distributing, Tammy came on-board, fresh out of the local Vocational School after studying Computer Science, which probably back then was called 'Data Processing.' Tammy was full of energy and drive, and soon not only mastered all things within our fledgling computer needs, but also many aspects of the 'administration' side of the business. She led evaluations on a number of decisions around the technical side of our business, including RAS vendor analysis. Always looking to learn more about the business, Tammy started to assume responsibilities associated with inventory and product procurement, eventually becoming recognized as a premier sales forecaster within the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler family. Her leadership and work ethic eventually led her to take on additional responsibility by overseeing our Customer Service Team Leader and members of her Team. Tammy has been a valuable asset to Matesich Distributing Co. during her almost 40 year career!"

Jim Matesich, President & CEO, Matesich Distributing Co.

Frank Senediak

Delivery Driver

Superior Beverage Group

Cleveland, Ohio
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"Frank Senediak, a delivery driver in the Youngstown market, has a tenure of service with our company that spans more than two decades. During this time, he has earned the respect of his peers and managers through his actions. Always looking for and communicating additional sales opportunities, training and coaching new drivers, going above and beyond to service his customers and also to help out his fellow drivers, Frank has set the standard of excellence for delivery. In 2017, Frank delivered 270,615 ce’s averaging 1,040 a day and had a delivery completion case rate of 99.997%. He made 200 more deliveries this year vs. last and only had 278 cases broken. He had zero call offs, zero driving accidents and zero on-the-job injuries. His director believes it is possible he has never called off, never had a driving accident and never had an on-the-job injury. Frank was the Annual President's Choice winner for 2017, and associate who embodies the vision of Superior Beverage Group."

Curt McCamon, CEO

Mike Cox

Bulk Route Driver

The House of LaRose, Inc.

Brecksville, Ohio
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“Mike started as a relief driver in the Delivery Department at The House of LaRose in 1997. During his 19 years of service, Mike has performed work on every type of delivery truck. He currently makes bulk deliveries and also trains our new drivers. Our customers have complimented him numerous times on his politeness, thoroughness and willingness to take care of their needs. Mike is a great employee and always goes well beyond the duties of a delivery driver.”

Dave Bittner, Delivery Manager

Wes Raynor

Vice President/Key Accounts Manager

Matesich Distributing

Newark, Ohio
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“Wes Raynor has been a valued associate during his career. He has grown with the company, not only in position but also in the respect he receives from his fellow associates by being a person who has the knowledge to share but also – and maybe more importantly – a personality with which people identify as being comfortable to have a conversation. I also admire Wes for the respect he has garnered from both supplier representatives and the retailers with whom he has had the opportunity to work over the years.”

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Michelle Graef

Brand Manager/Corporate Sales Trainer

Cavalier Distributing

Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Michelle Graef is one of Cavalier’s model employees. She is a champion of craft beer, managing 25+ brands for our company and overseeing the sales training for Cavalier Florida, Indiana and Ohio. She radiates positivity and exudes high energy to all her colleagues. We are thankful to have Michelle on our team, not only because of her loyalty to craft beer, but because of her ability to strengthen our sales force and build up our brands.”

George Fisher, Founder/Owner

Kelly Dyar

Special Events / Marketing Outreach Coordinator

Matesich Distribution

Newark, Ohio
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"Kelly exhibits all the characteristics you wish to have in an associate: hardworking, detail-oriented, passionate and always willing to learn something new. She cares about our community and helps lead our company's charitable initiatives and community events. We're so thankful to have Kelly on our team."

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Mike Dye

Driver / Salesman

Matesich Distribution

Newark, Ohio
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"Mike's experience has taken him through seven different countries. Over his years, Mike has received numerous Letters of Satisfaction from customers in his market. Mike always takes an extra step to give the customer the best possible service. Mike spends his off time riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his two daughters and granddaughter."

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Dave Romano

Marketing Associate

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Dave Romano has been with Beverage Distributors, Inc. for over six years. In those years, he has gone from an out-of-county salesperson to a marketing associate. Dave's passion is being out in the market and bringing programs to life. When asked why he enjoys working at BDI, he said, "I appreciate the comradery that people show, and it's just a fun place to work." Dave also said if he had to describe BDI in one word, it would be dominant. We are not only dominant in the workforce, but we are dominant in our extracurricular activities as well. Dave is a fourth-year team leader on our corporate challenge team, which is going for its fifth championship this year! Dave has participated in almost every challenge and enjoys every minute of it. In his spare time (which isn't much), Dave enjoys sipping on a White Claw, White Rajah or Miller Lite with his fiancé, Erin."

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing

Dustin Imthurn

Delivery Driver

Superior Beverage Group

Columbus, OH
Manager Quote

"Dustin Imthurn, a bulk driver, has been described as extremely dedicated, driven, determined, helpful, valuable, positive and a pleasure to work with. These are just a few of the phrases pulled from his many nominations. While Dustin’s current job responsibilities are those of a bulk driver, his impact and shared sense of responsibility to those around him have led to enhancing the businesses of our customers and suppliers in other ways. His team-driven spirit and helpful attitude have shown through time and time again. Below are a few of the many examples from last year, after completing his regular daily bulk route, he: * Built pallets with the warehouse team during the holidays. * Ran second delivery routes when needed. * Took a fellow associate to take their CDL test. * Volunteered to trade bulk for a delivery route so others could still work when on light-duty. * Helped run other routes outside Columbus when we were short-staffed * Made brewery pickup runs on the weekend. * Worked on repacking breakage. In 2021, Dustin delivered 338,000 CE's with 99.97% accuracy. Dustin was named the Columbus Annual President's Choice winner for 2021. He was nominated by managers from four different departments, demonstrating the ability to have a far-reaching impact, beyond day-to-day accomplishments."

Stacey Edwards

Tony Zeigler

Evening Dispatcher

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
Manager Quote

"Tony started at Beverage Distributors (BDI) in 1965 as a helper on the trucks. He then decided it was time to move into an official driver position for four years. After that, Tony became a district manager and worked his way through many areas of BDI, such as an Area Manager, Salesman, Sales Supervisor, Sales Account Manager and eventually retired in 2001. After only two days into retirement, Tony decided he couldn't stay away and returned to BDI as our evening dispatcher. In March of this year, Tony will mark 57 years with Beverage Distributors. When asked what he loved about BDI, his answer was "everything!" We couldn't be more blessed to have him on our team! When Tony does take some time for himself, he enjoys gardening, keeping the yard clean, eating out with his wife and playing with his two granddaughters."

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Kaley Williams

Marketing Coordinator

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Kaley has been with Beverage Distributors for over seven years now. She comes to our office everyday with a smile on her face and executes positive mental attitude with her co-workers. She is involved in almost every department of our company and makes work fun. Kaley takes care of over 900 customers on a weekly basis and treats every one of them like family. In her spare time, she enjoys events around Cleveland, trying new restaurants and playing with her three rescue pups. Currently, Kaley and her husband are getting ready to welcome their first child in the new year. Thank you, Kaley for all you do every day!"

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing

Amanda Hruby

Assistant Controller

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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Amanda is our assistant controller. Amanda is a very important part of our front office and our BDI family. She is in charge of financials, inventory, banking and the fintech service. Amanda has been with us for 20 years now, starting as a cashier. She is always in a great mood and willing to help anyone who asks. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband sipping on a few Angry Orchards or going on fun adventures with their four children.

Rita Gaertner, Director of Marketing, Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Tim Broderick

Shelf Set Coordinator

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, OH
Manager Quote

"Our company has been blessed over the years with team members who have spent a significant portion of their work life with us. Tim exemplifies this record with his 38 + years of experience. Tim has worked within our sales team during his time with MDC and has not only demonstrated competency with selling and customer service, he has contributed to many younger members of our team by schooling them on our culture and sharing his experiences in their development. We thank Tim for his many contributions over the years and extend to him our best wishes for a long and happy retirement!"

Jim Matesich, CEO

Chris Esakov

Driver

Tramonte Distributing Company

Akron, OH
Manager Quote

"We are so proud to have a third-generation employee working for our company. In his 21 years of employment, management has never received a complaint from a customer about Chris. His Grandfather and Father instilled a fine work ethic into Chris, and we are delighted to have someone as intelligent, conscientious, and hard-working as he is as an employee."

Michael Tramonte, President, Tramonte Distributing Company

Marcos Luciano

Route driver

Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
Manager Quote

"After being a valuable part of our 3rd shift warehouse team for five years, Marcos transferred over to our driver operations team and set his mind to obtaining his CDL. He completed the course and has since excelled in all areas as a route driver. Dedicated not only to delivering our portfolio with excellence and giving exceptional customer care he has also been willing when called upon to return to 3rd. shift to fill in as a truck parker. We are so very proud to have Marcos on our Beverage team. We are a better company because of the person he is and his diligent work ethic."

Ron Natola, Director of Personnel

Darnell Davis

Driver Trainer

Superior Beverage Company

Cleveland, OH
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"His nominations came from managers in six different departments, illustrating the far-reaching impact that this associate has on our organization. Darnell Davis, a Swing Driver, is respected by his managers and peers. The following are some words and phrases taken directly from those nominations describing our winner: consistent, accurate, professional, articulate, leadership by example, reliable, aligned with the vision statement, calm cool, and collected, patient with others, and valuable. Darnell’s primary role as a swing driver doesn’t take a back seat to his significant contribution to our delivery training program. He has developed into an integral part of the program, spending time with nearly every new driver, and he takes this responsibility seriously. His patience, diligence and feedback allow the delivery team the confidence to know when trainees are ready to be on their own. Darnell often says “Stay ready, so you never have to get ready”, and this serves him well as the variability of his schedule is the only constant. In 2020 he delivered 86,000 cases to 2,045 customers from Steubenville to Sandusky, covered over-the-road routes, ran Great Lakes brewery loads, helped with various warehouse projects, and assisted our in-house CDL program. He handles any task with honesty and integrity."

Stacey Edwards, Director of Corporate Development & Training, Superior Beverage Group

Bill Reagan

Inventory & Day Shift Warehouse Manager

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Bill is huge asset to Beverage Distributors on so many levels. He uses his former talents as night shift warehouse manager and now takes the reigns of our day shift warehouse. Bill also makes sure we are always up to date on inventory and that we have enough product. His work ethic is unmatched and his positivity is always radiating. Bill is one of the great people that make our team so awesome! He truly deserves to be recognized."

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Mike Ulle

Independent Market & Brand Manager

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Mike has a charismatic personality that is infectious throughout Beverage Distributors and with all of our suppliers. Mike has been a key part of our success in the 14+ years he has been here. He brings positivity, creativity and determination to win to our business every day. His leadership has gained him several positions through the ranks and now is in charge of all of our major brands and our Independent market. His love and passion for beer is just an added bonus!"

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Tony Lavalle

Senior Draft Tech

Beverage Distributors Inc.

Cleveland, OH
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"Tony has worked for Beverage Distributors for 35 years. Throughout those years he has risen in ranks from mechanic, to driver to assistant draft tech to now leading our draft department. Tony is known in every on-premise account around town and is the go to guy in the city as he provides the utmost knowledge in the draft department. Tony is always exemplifying BDI PRIDE, a great attitude and willingness to go above and beyond for each and every customer. Tony is also a major liaison between the venues in our territory as well. He brings a charisma to the business that nobody can match!"

Mike Conway, President, Beverage Distributors Inc.

Washington Gatimu

Warehouse Associate

Superior Beverage Group

Columbus, OH
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"Superior Beverage Group's Annual President’s Choice Award winner for 2019, Washington Gatimu, stood out for several reasons. He set a personal productivity goal for his work for the year and exceeded his goal by 4%, higher than his closest peer by 35%. Washington never fails to go above and beyond. He always gets to work on time or early, has an infectiously positive attitude, works with high accuracy, and to quote one of his managers, “continues to amaze us”. For the year, Washington picked a blistering 230.99 cases per hour, with a smile on his face. In the words of a manager who works with him daily, “He is a very consistent, dependable associate who comes to work with a desire to improve, a teamwork mentality, a positive attitude, pleasant demeanor, and smile on his face”."

Pam Firich

Controller

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, Ohio
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“Pam is the ultimate team player and key role, leading our finance department. She works tirelessly to make sure the information we need is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Pam will retire this year and her institutional knowledge and expertise will surely be missed. The care and passion that Pam has for her work and her co-workers is above and beyond the expectation of any employer. We have greatly appreciated her contributions to our associates and our company over the past 31 years.”

Sarah Schwab, Vice President, Matesich Distributing Co.

Tammy Fayerweather

Director of Administration

Matesich Distributing Co.

Newark, Ohio
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"Tammy Fayerweather was my second hire as she replaced my first hire – what a blessing! Soon after my career started with Matesich Distributing, Tammy came on-board, fresh out of the local Vocational School after studying Computer Science, which probably back then was called 'Data Processing.' Tammy was full of energy and drive, and soon not only mastered all things within our fledgling computer needs, but also many aspects of the 'administration' side of the business. She led evaluations on a number of decisions around the technical side of our business, including RAS vendor analysis. Always looking to learn more about the business, Tammy started to assume responsibilities associated with inventory and product procurement, eventually becoming recognized as a premier sales forecaster within the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler family. Her leadership and work ethic eventually led her to take on additional responsibility by overseeing our Customer Service Team Leader and members of her Team. Tammy has been a valuable asset to Matesich Distributing Co. during her almost 40 year career!"

Jim Matesich, President & CEO, Matesich Distributing Co.

Frank Senediak

Delivery Driver

Superior Beverage Group

Cleveland, Ohio
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"Frank Senediak, a delivery driver in the Youngstown market, has a tenure of service with our company that spans more than two decades. During this time, he has earned the respect of his peers and managers through his actions. Always looking for and communicating additional sales opportunities, training and coaching new drivers, going above and beyond to service his customers and also to help out his fellow drivers, Frank has set the standard of excellence for delivery. In 2017, Frank delivered 270,615 ce’s averaging 1,040 a day and had a delivery completion case rate of 99.997%. He made 200 more deliveries this year vs. last and only had 278 cases broken. He had zero call offs, zero driving accidents and zero on-the-job injuries. His director believes it is possible he has never called off, never had a driving accident and never had an on-the-job injury. Frank was the Annual President's Choice winner for 2017, and associate who embodies the vision of Superior Beverage Group."

Curt McCamon, CEO

Mike Cox

Bulk Route Driver

The House of LaRose, Inc.

Brecksville, Ohio
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“Mike started as a relief driver in the Delivery Department at The House of LaRose in 1997. During his 19 years of service, Mike has performed work on every type of delivery truck. He currently makes bulk deliveries and also trains our new drivers. Our customers have complimented him numerous times on his politeness, thoroughness and willingness to take care of their needs. Mike is a great employee and always goes well beyond the duties of a delivery driver.”

Dave Bittner, Delivery Manager

Wes Raynor

Vice President/Key Accounts Manager

Matesich Distributing

Newark, Ohio
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“Wes Raynor has been a valued associate during his career. He has grown with the company, not only in position but also in the respect he receives from his fellow associates by being a person who has the knowledge to share but also – and maybe more importantly – a personality with which people identify as being comfortable to have a conversation. I also admire Wes for the respect he has garnered from both supplier representatives and the retailers with whom he has had the opportunity to work over the years.”

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Michelle Graef

Brand Manager/Corporate Sales Trainer

Cavalier Distributing

Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Michelle Graef is one of Cavalier’s model employees. She is a champion of craft beer, managing 25+ brands for our company and overseeing the sales training for Cavalier Florida, Indiana and Ohio. She radiates positivity and exudes high energy to all her colleagues. We are thankful to have Michelle on our team, not only because of her loyalty to craft beer, but because of her ability to strengthen our sales force and build up our brands.”

George Fisher, Founder/Owner

Kelly Dyar

Special Events / Marketing Outreach Coordinator

Matesich Distribution

Newark, Ohio
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"Kelly exhibits all the characteristics you wish to have in an associate: hardworking, detail-oriented, passionate and always willing to learn something new. She cares about our community and helps lead our company's charitable initiatives and community events. We're so thankful to have Kelly on our team."

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Mike Dye

Driver / Salesman

Matesich Distribution

Newark, Ohio
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"Mike's experience has taken him through seven different countries. Over his years, Mike has received numerous Letters of Satisfaction from customers in his market. Mike always takes an extra step to give the customer the best possible service. Mike spends his off time riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his two daughters and granddaughter."

Jim Matesich, CEO and President

Kathy Ternes

Finance & Administration Manager

McQuade Distributing Company

Bismarck, ND
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"Kathy has been one of our invaluable members of our McQuade Distributing family over the years. She is such a dependable co-worker and friend. She has always worked long hours with little complaint, and I cannot recall a time she has called in sick in 36 years! She is planning to retire in 2021 and we will all miss her dearly and hope she enjoys the heck out of a much deserved retirement! Cheers to all she has done for us, thank you!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Mike Towle

General Manager

McQuade Distributing Company

Bismarck, ND
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“Mike has been an critical part of not only the growth of our business, but the growth of our employees and our management team. As Mike nears retirement, we recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to work each day. He continues to be a motivating force within our company, never satisfied, and always pushing us to do better.”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Dee Wetch

Route Accounting

McQuade Distributing Co.

Bismarck, N.D.
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“For nearly 30 years, Dee has always come into the office with a smile on her face. She is reliable and never calls in sick! Not only does she run our route accounting, but she manages our gift shop and helps organize the McQuade Charity Softball Tournament, one of the world's largest charity tournaments.”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Josh Haff

Route Supervisor

McQuade Distributing Co.

Bismarck
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"Josh has a strong 'lead by example' style in his Route Supervisor position. He cares a lot about this company and his co-workers. Not only is Josh a great co-worker, but he is also a great friend to many in our company. He is a hard worker and a good family man. Josh brings positive energy and grit to his position and those he works with on a daily basis. He truly emulates what it is to be a leader at work and in his community. It is a pleasure to work with Josh every day! He's also a great outdoorsman and fisherman...now if only he'd share some of those fish with me!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Trent Larsen

Head of Truck Employees

McQuade Distributing Company, Inc.

Bismarck, N.D.
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"In the short time that Trent has been with our company, he has proven to be an extremely hard worker and a jack of all trades. Trent always looks for an opportunity to help out fellow co-workers at the end of his day. He is extremely personable and loved by all of his co-workers and the retailers he services. He also puts on a mean karaoke show to boot!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Rhea Beto

Sign Shop Manager/Graphic Designer

McQuade Distributing Co., Inc.

Bismarck, North Dakota
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“Rhea is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet, and it’s a pleasure to have her as our sign shop manager! She defines what it means to go above and beyond in her position. She makes sure everything is taken care of in a timely and creative fashion for both our internal employees and our external customers. She adds special touches to everything she creates to make our products look the best in our community. She is also a great community leader, volunteering her time for local organizations like the Girls Scouts and our Sam McQuade Sr.- Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament. I am not sure where we would be without Rhea and her smiling face every day in the sign shop!”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Ann Evenson and Lindsay Senf

Human Resources Manager; Accounts Payable/Office Admin

Beverage Wholesalers, Inc.

Fargo, North Dakota
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"Ann and Lindsay are mother and daughter. Ann has worked her way up through the office / administration to her current job as Manager of Human Resources. Ann has taken leadership roles not only in HR, but with our company's four safety programs. Lindsay came in to "interview" me in 2005 as part of a college course in human resource management and, two years later, in 2007, I interviewed her and she became our accounts payable / office admin employee. At a young age Lindsay has shown great strength in improving her overall job skills, organization, training new employees and staff support."

Vice President Donna Christianson

Kathy Ternes

Finance & Administration Manager

McQuade Distributing Company

Bismarck, ND
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"Kathy has been one of our invaluable members of our McQuade Distributing family over the years. She is such a dependable co-worker and friend. She has always worked long hours with little complaint, and I cannot recall a time she has called in sick in 36 years! She is planning to retire in 2021 and we will all miss her dearly and hope she enjoys the heck out of a much deserved retirement! Cheers to all she has done for us, thank you!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Mike Towle

General Manager

McQuade Distributing Company

Bismarck, ND
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“Mike has been an critical part of not only the growth of our business, but the growth of our employees and our management team. As Mike nears retirement, we recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to work each day. He continues to be a motivating force within our company, never satisfied, and always pushing us to do better.”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Dee Wetch

Route Accounting

McQuade Distributing Co.

Bismarck, N.D.
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“For nearly 30 years, Dee has always come into the office with a smile on her face. She is reliable and never calls in sick! Not only does she run our route accounting, but she manages our gift shop and helps organize the McQuade Charity Softball Tournament, one of the world's largest charity tournaments.”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President, McQuade Distributing Company

Josh Haff

Route Supervisor

McQuade Distributing Co.

Bismarck
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"Josh has a strong 'lead by example' style in his Route Supervisor position. He cares a lot about this company and his co-workers. Not only is Josh a great co-worker, but he is also a great friend to many in our company. He is a hard worker and a good family man. Josh brings positive energy and grit to his position and those he works with on a daily basis. He truly emulates what it is to be a leader at work and in his community. It is a pleasure to work with Josh every day! He's also a great outdoorsman and fisherman...now if only he'd share some of those fish with me!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Trent Larsen

Head of Truck Employees

McQuade Distributing Company, Inc.

Bismarck, N.D.
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"In the short time that Trent has been with our company, he has proven to be an extremely hard worker and a jack of all trades. Trent always looks for an opportunity to help out fellow co-workers at the end of his day. He is extremely personable and loved by all of his co-workers and the retailers he services. He also puts on a mean karaoke show to boot!"

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Rhea Beto

Sign Shop Manager/Graphic Designer

McQuade Distributing Co., Inc.

Bismarck, North Dakota
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“Rhea is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet, and it’s a pleasure to have her as our sign shop manager! She defines what it means to go above and beyond in her position. She makes sure everything is taken care of in a timely and creative fashion for both our internal employees and our external customers. She adds special touches to everything she creates to make our products look the best in our community. She is also a great community leader, volunteering her time for local organizations like the Girls Scouts and our Sam McQuade Sr.- Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament. I am not sure where we would be without Rhea and her smiling face every day in the sign shop!”

Shannon McQuade-Ely, President

Ann Evenson and Lindsay Senf

Human Resources Manager; Accounts Payable/Office Admin

Beverage Wholesalers, Inc.

Fargo, North Dakota
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"Ann and Lindsay are mother and daughter. Ann has worked her way up through the office / administration to her current job as Manager of Human Resources. Ann has taken leadership roles not only in HR, but with our company's four safety programs. Lindsay came in to "interview" me in 2005 as part of a college course in human resource management and, two years later, in 2007, I interviewed her and she became our accounts payable / office admin employee. At a young age Lindsay has shown great strength in improving her overall job skills, organization, training new employees and staff support."

Vice President Donna Christianson

Greg Dawson

Sales Representative

Tryon Distributing

Charlotte, NC
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"Greg Dawson embodies so much of what Tryon represents as a company. He started with us as a driver over 20 years ago and through hard work and dedication, has become one of our top sales reps in the company -- an accolade he continues to earn every year. Whether you want to talk about the newest craft beer in the market, a tried and true wine for any occasion, or fishing – Greg is not going to steer you wrong! We are extremely fortunate and appreciative to have had Greg working with us at Tryon for so long. He truly is one of the best. Cheers to Greg!"

Ed Johnston, President of Tryon

Brian St. Clair

Beer Specialist

Tryon Distributing

Charlotte, NC
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"Brian St. Clair is a vital part of the Tryon family. His work ethic is second to none and when he says he will get something done you never have to question whether or not it will be. He stood out early in his career at Tryon as an all-star sales representative calling on some of our most beer-savvy customers in the Charlotte market. From there his knowledge and passion for beer made him a perfect candidate for our Beer Specialist position where he works hand in hand with our beer suppliers, brand managers, and sales reps to make sure we have the most knowledgeable team in the market. Brian is truly an asset and we are extremely lucky to have him on the team!"

Ed Johnston, President, Tryon Distributing

Bruce Wright

Delivery Driver

Adams Beverages, Inc.

Charlotte, N.C.
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“Bruce Wright has been working at the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 30 years. During his tenure he has served in a variety of roles in both the warehouse operations and delivery departments. Each and every day over the last 30 years Bruce has impacted the company, his fellow employees and retailers in a positive fashion. He has a quality about him which connects to everyone he encounters…his smile, easy going style and common courtesy leaves a mark on every one he interacts with daily. He is a great ambassador for Adams Beverages, a role model for younger employees and a positive influence to all. He enjoys life and makes everyone’s day a little brighter! Thanks, Bruce, for your service, commitment and professionalism.”

Terry Collom, Vice President

Bradley Shore

Vice President

Long Beverage, Inc.

Raleigh, N.C.
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“Bradley Shore is the third generation at Long Beverage. Hopefully, there will be a fourth down the road. After graduating from NC State, with a degree in Lawn Turf Management, he worked as a laborer for a landscape firm before coming to Long Beverage. He worked his way up through the ranks and has done every job imaginable at Long Beverage. After 15 years he has now earned the position of Vice President/General Manager. Bradley’s major strength is his ability to identify talent, train employees and give them the tools to do their job. He supports them to reach their set goals, while holding them accountable in the process. With his selection of the company’s greatest asset, 'the employee,' he gives them every opportunity to achieve their goals, thus creating a win/win situation for all. With goals being met, it is apparent that his work ethic and approach work well, resulting in our continued success at Long Beverage. My brother, Rodney Long and I are blessed to have such a dedicated and loyal employee such as Bradley Shore.”

David “Crockett” Long, President

Leon Chisolm

On-Premise Chain and Trade Relations Manager

Coastal Beverage Company, Inc.

Wilmington, N.C.
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“Coastal Beverage Company, Inc. is blessed to have Leon Chisolm as a crew member. Hired as a route salesman in 1987, Leon has spent most of his career leading the on-premise channel. I think what has made Leon so successful and so loved by his customers and his Coastal Beverage team members boils down to three characteristics. First, he always gives maximum effort with everything he does. Next, he always figures out how to do right by his company, his customers, and his team members. And, last (but not least), he has an innate ability to show people how much they mean to him. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leon for over 18 years. In that time, I’ve never seen him without a smile on his face - he always demonstrates a positive attitude. It is an honor and a privilege to work in the presence of someone with his level of character and integrity. We are forever grateful for his contributions to this family.”

Tee Nunnelee, President

Carl Marvin

Trade Development Manager

Skyland Distributing Company

Asheville, North Carolina
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“Carl has seen a lot over the last 32 years in the beer distribution business and has been a positive influence to a lot of people along the way. Starting out on a route truck delivering beer, getting promoted to sales representative and eventually sales manager are a testament to Carl's hard work and dedication to the industry. I have been very impressed with Carl's always positive and upbeat attitude that is infectious to his coworkers and customers. We are very proud to have Carl as a part of our team and a part of our community.”

Brian Eddington, General Manager

Larry D. Blow

Warehouse Team Member

Coastal Beverage Company, Inc.

Farmville, North Carolina
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“What makes Larry Blow special? I have never heard him say ‘that's not my job.’ He ignores job descriptions. Larry always thinks on his feet and adapts quickly to moving priorities. He does whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done for his teammates and our customers."

Aaron Miko, Operations Manager

Troy Conner

On-premise Division Manager

Carolina Premium Beverage

Concord, NC
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"Troy Conner has been both instrumental and invaluable to Carolina Premium Beverage's success over the years. Troy is the consummate manager who puts it all on the line every hour of every day, year in and year out. Through his diligence and daily actions, Troy has earned the utmost respect and admiration from our customers, suppliers and internal employees alike. He is the ultimate team player. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to work with Troy considers themselves fortunate to have had the privilege to do so, and I am at the top of that list."

Rick Stell, Vice President

Greg Dawson

Sales Representative

Tryon Distributing

Charlotte, NC
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"Greg Dawson embodies so much of what Tryon represents as a company. He started with us as a driver over 20 years ago and through hard work and dedication, has become one of our top sales reps in the company -- an accolade he continues to earn every year. Whether you want to talk about the newest craft beer in the market, a tried and true wine for any occasion, or fishing – Greg is not going to steer you wrong! We are extremely fortunate and appreciative to have had Greg working with us at Tryon for so long. He truly is one of the best. Cheers to Greg!"

Ed Johnston, President of Tryon

Brian St. Clair

Beer Specialist

Tryon Distributing

Charlotte, NC
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"Brian St. Clair is a vital part of the Tryon family. His work ethic is second to none and when he says he will get something done you never have to question whether or not it will be. He stood out early in his career at Tryon as an all-star sales representative calling on some of our most beer-savvy customers in the Charlotte market. From there his knowledge and passion for beer made him a perfect candidate for our Beer Specialist position where he works hand in hand with our beer suppliers, brand managers, and sales reps to make sure we have the most knowledgeable team in the market. Brian is truly an asset and we are extremely lucky to have him on the team!"

Ed Johnston, President, Tryon Distributing

Bruce Wright

Delivery Driver

Adams Beverages, Inc.

Charlotte, N.C.
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“Bruce Wright has been working at the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 30 years. During his tenure he has served in a variety of roles in both the warehouse operations and delivery departments. Each and every day over the last 30 years Bruce has impacted the company, his fellow employees and retailers in a positive fashion. He has a quality about him which connects to everyone he encounters…his smile, easy going style and common courtesy leaves a mark on every one he interacts with daily. He is a great ambassador for Adams Beverages, a role model for younger employees and a positive influence to all. He enjoys life and makes everyone’s day a little brighter! Thanks, Bruce, for your service, commitment and professionalism.”

Terry Collom, Vice President

Bradley Shore

Vice President

Long Beverage, Inc.

Raleigh, N.C.
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“Bradley Shore is the third generation at Long Beverage. Hopefully, there will be a fourth down the road. After graduating from NC State, with a degree in Lawn Turf Management, he worked as a laborer for a landscape firm before coming to Long Beverage. He worked his way up through the ranks and has done every job imaginable at Long Beverage. After 15 years he has now earned the position of Vice President/General Manager. Bradley’s major strength is his ability to identify talent, train employees and give them the tools to do their job. He supports them to reach their set goals, while holding them accountable in the process. With his selection of the company’s greatest asset, 'the employee,' he gives them every opportunity to achieve their goals, thus creating a win/win situation for all. With goals being met, it is apparent that his work ethic and approach work well, resulting in our continued success at Long Beverage. My brother, Rodney Long and I are blessed to have such a dedicated and loyal employee such as Bradley Shore.”

David “Crockett” Long, President

Leon Chisolm

On-Premise Chain and Trade Relations Manager

Coastal Beverage Company, Inc.

Wilmington, N.C.
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“Coastal Beverage Company, Inc. is blessed to have Leon Chisolm as a crew member. Hired as a route salesman in 1987, Leon has spent most of his career leading the on-premise channel. I think what has made Leon so successful and so loved by his customers and his Coastal Beverage team members boils down to three characteristics. First, he always gives maximum effort with everything he does. Next, he always figures out how to do right by his company, his customers, and his team members. And, last (but not least), he has an innate ability to show people how much they mean to him. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leon for over 18 years. In that time, I’ve never seen him without a smile on his face - he always demonstrates a positive attitude. It is an honor and a privilege to work in the presence of someone with his level of character and integrity. We are forever grateful for his contributions to this family.”

Tee Nunnelee, President

Carl Marvin

Trade Development Manager

Skyland Distributing Company

Asheville, North Carolina
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“Carl has seen a lot over the last 32 years in the beer distribution business and has been a positive influence to a lot of people along the way. Starting out on a route truck delivering beer, getting promoted to sales representative and eventually sales manager are a testament to Carl's hard work and dedication to the industry. I have been very impressed with Carl's always positive and upbeat attitude that is infectious to his coworkers and customers. We are very proud to have Carl as a part of our team and a part of our community.”

Brian Eddington, General Manager

Larry D. Blow

Warehouse Team Member

Coastal Beverage Company, Inc.

Farmville, North Carolina
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“What makes Larry Blow special? I have never heard him say ‘that's not my job.’ He ignores job descriptions. Larry always thinks on his feet and adapts quickly to moving priorities. He does whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done for his teammates and our customers."

Aaron Miko, Operations Manager

Troy Conner

On-premise Division Manager

Carolina Premium Beverage

Concord, NC
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"Troy Conner has been both instrumental and invaluable to Carolina Premium Beverage's success over the years. Troy is the consummate manager who puts it all on the line every hour of every day, year in and year out. Through his diligence and daily actions, Troy has earned the utmost respect and admiration from our customers, suppliers and internal employees alike. He is the ultimate team player. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to work with Troy considers themselves fortunate to have had the privilege to do so, and I am at the top of that list."

Rick Stell, Vice President

Paul Barker

Day Warehouse Employee

Try-It Distributing

Lancaster, New York
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“Paul is a stakeholder in our company and has performed almost every position in our Operations Department. Paul started his career as a loader on third shift and progressed to delivery, maintaining a route for 25 years. Paul was loved by all his customers and was an exceptional representative of the company while performing all of his duties in the market. Paul decided to come into the warehouse, where he has been for the last 10 years. Over this time period, he has become a leader and is a valued part of our inventory and safety teams. Paul exemplifies what it means to be a part of the Try-It family, and we are forever grateful for all of his efforts.”

Mark Trzepkowski, Delivery Manager

Sharon Miller

Customer Service/Accounts Receivable Rep

Wright Beverage Distributing

Rochester, New York
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“Sharon's dedication to customer service and continued positivity only begin to touch on her work ethic and what makes her an extremely valuable employee. Being a frontline WBD ambassador, she always has the best interests of the company at heart, whether it is bringing issues to management's attention or simply offering to help another employee with a project.”

Chris Rogers, Rochester Office Manager

Randy Cristales

Day Warehouse Crew

Wright Beverage Distributing

Rochester, New York
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“Randy is driven daily to be the best. He always communicates to management on possible issues with inventory and code dates. Randy always takes extra time to clean his section and is a safety ambassador for the warehouse.”

Dean Kendall, Operations Director

Ed Gillen

Driver

Dana Distributors

Dana Distributors
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“Ed Gillen doesn’t just deliver beer. Eddie builds customer relationships every day. He has been building relationships for 40 years! He also helps train new drivers and is a trusted voice to ownership regarding safety in the workplace.”

Fred Dana, President

Karen Clark

Comptroller

Lake Beverage Corporation

Rochester, New York
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“Karen Clark balances more than just books here at Lake Beverage. Her extra effort, dedication, insights and opinions are all extremely valuable to the successful undertakings of this organization. Twenty-six years ago, Karen found her niche in our accounting department, where she has been able to nurture her love of numbers, problem solving and team building. In addition to having a successful working career, along with raising a family, Karen has been a professional body builder for the past 12 years. Since she joined Lake Beverage, her loyalty, determination and personal triumphs have been an inspiration to all who have come in contact with her. Today, as Lake Beverage comptroller, Karen directs the financial activities of the organization, as well as her staff, with integrity and a commitment to quality second to none."

Bernie Schroeder, President

Tina Knox

Warehouse Administrative Assistant

Tina Knox

Melville, New York
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“Tina is a dedicated and hardworking employee that goes out of her way to find solutions in every situation that comes her way. Tina’s collaborative approach with fellow employees is the driver of her success and popularity within the organization. She possesses a ‘can do’ attitude and takes great pride in her work product. We are extremely lucky to have Tina working here at Clare Rose.”

Rob Passi, General Manager

Tom Turcotte

Vice President of Operations

DeCrescente Distributing Co., Inc.

Mechanicville, New York
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“Tom is an integral part of our business and our culture. In addition to his top performance in his role as VP, he excels in the people skills that drive our company’s culture. For 11 years, he has organized our Children’s Holiday Party, dressing up as Santa and helping to spread holiday cheer with the other Employee Activity Committee members as they visit area nursing homes, hospitals and children’s centers. Also a chef extraordinaire, he shows his appreciation for our night workers as he hosts team cookouts and pasta dinners, doing all the cooking and grilling duties. I can count on Tom to wear many hats in our company, and I’m proud to work with him and have him as a key member of our DeCrescente team.”

C.J. DeCrescente, President

Paul Barker

Day Warehouse Employee

Try-It Distributing

Lancaster, New York
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“Paul is a stakeholder in our company and has performed almost every position in our Operations Department. Paul started his career as a loader on third shift and progressed to delivery, maintaining a route for 25 years. Paul was loved by all his customers and was an exceptional representative of the company while performing all of his duties in the market. Paul decided to come into the warehouse, where he has been for the last 10 years. Over this time period, he has become a leader and is a valued part of our inventory and safety teams. Paul exemplifies what it means to be a part of the Try-It family, and we are forever grateful for all of his efforts.”

Mark Trzepkowski, Delivery Manager

Sharon Miller

Customer Service/Accounts Receivable Rep

Wright Beverage Distributing

Rochester, New York
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“Sharon's dedication to customer service and continued positivity only begin to touch on her work ethic and what makes her an extremely valuable employee. Being a frontline WBD ambassador, she always has the best interests of the company at heart, whether it is bringing issues to management's attention or simply offering to help another employee with a project.”

Chris Rogers, Rochester Office Manager

Randy Cristales

Day Warehouse Crew

Wright Beverage Distributing

Rochester, New York
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“Randy is driven daily to be the best. He always communicates to management on possible issues with inventory and code dates. Randy always takes extra time to clean his section and is a safety ambassador for the warehouse.”

Dean Kendall, Operations Director

Ed Gillen

Driver

Dana Distributors

Dana Distributors
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“Ed Gillen doesn’t just deliver beer. Eddie builds customer relationships every day. He has been building relationships for 40 years! He also helps train new drivers and is a trusted voice to ownership regarding safety in the workplace.”

Fred Dana, President

Karen Clark

Comptroller

Lake Beverage Corporation

Rochester, New York
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“Karen Clark balances more than just books here at Lake Beverage. Her extra effort, dedication, insights and opinions are all extremely valuable to the successful undertakings of this organization. Twenty-six years ago, Karen found her niche in our accounting department, where she has been able to nurture her love of numbers, problem solving and team building. In addition to having a successful working career, along with raising a family, Karen has been a professional body builder for the past 12 years. Since she joined Lake Beverage, her loyalty, determination and personal triumphs have been an inspiration to all who have come in contact with her. Today, as Lake Beverage comptroller, Karen directs the financial activities of the organization, as well as her staff, with integrity and a commitment to quality second to none."

Bernie Schroeder, President

Tina Knox

Warehouse Administrative Assistant

Tina Knox

Melville, New York
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“Tina is a dedicated and hardworking employee that goes out of her way to find solutions in every situation that comes her way. Tina’s collaborative approach with fellow employees is the driver of her success and popularity within the organization. She possesses a ‘can do’ attitude and takes great pride in her work product. We are extremely lucky to have Tina working here at Clare Rose.”

Rob Passi, General Manager

Tom Turcotte

Vice President of Operations

DeCrescente Distributing Co., Inc.

Mechanicville, New York
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“Tom is an integral part of our business and our culture. In addition to his top performance in his role as VP, he excels in the people skills that drive our company’s culture. For 11 years, he has organized our Children’s Holiday Party, dressing up as Santa and helping to spread holiday cheer with the other Employee Activity Committee members as they visit area nursing homes, hospitals and children’s centers. Also a chef extraordinaire, he shows his appreciation for our night workers as he hosts team cookouts and pasta dinners, doing all the cooking and grilling duties. I can count on Tom to wear many hats in our company, and I’m proud to work with him and have him as a key member of our DeCrescente team.”

C.J. DeCrescente, President

Thomas Szuszalski

Warehouse Manager

Favorite Brands

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Thomas originally hails from Chicago but now considers himself a native New Mexican. He was the first man hired by Favorite Brands when we opened our doors for business in 2010. Since that day, Thomas has helped keep all facets of this operation running smoothly. I applaud his incredible work ethic and dedication to this operation. He performs at a high level every day and encourages the rest of the team to do the same.”

Mark deVesty, General Manager

Thomas Szuszalski

Warehouse Manager

Favorite Brands

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Thomas originally hails from Chicago but now considers himself a native New Mexican. He was the first man hired by Favorite Brands when we opened our doors for business in 2010. Since that day, Thomas has helped keep all facets of this operation running smoothly. I applaud his incredible work ethic and dedication to this operation. He performs at a high level every day and encourages the rest of the team to do the same.”

Mark deVesty, General Manager

Joe Theodore

Director of Draft Services

Ritchie & Page Distributing Company

Robbinsville, NJ
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"Joe always over delivers with the customer and his fellow employees. When you ask Joe to do a job, you know it will get done well and the customer will be happy. Joe is also the funniest guy in the company."

President Chris Natale

Joe Theodore

Director of Draft Services

Ritchie & Page Distributing Company

Robbinsville, NJ
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"Joe always over delivers with the customer and his fellow employees. When you ask Joe to do a job, you know it will get done well and the customer will be happy. Joe is also the funniest guy in the company."

President Chris Natale

Brandon Caron

Delivery Driver

Bellavance Beverage Company

Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Brandon has always had the desire to be the best. His passion and loyalty is second to none. Brandon's day does not end when the clock strikes a certain time; it ends when all the work scheduled is done. Quite simply put – most employees will see a piece of paper on the floor and pick it up; Brandon will sweep the entire facility.”

Dave Burke, Operations Manager

Christopher Waszeciak

Warehouse Manager

Amoskeag Beverages

Bow, New Hampshire
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“As our warehouse manager, Chris is key to having our entire operation run efficiently. Chris is a native of New Hampshire and is the first volunteer whenever we are doing something charitable. He’s helped out with the New Hampshire Food Bank as well as the New Hampshire Vets Hospital and The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester to name a few. We are certainly a better organization with him working here!”

Vice President/GM Ed Murphy

Brandon Caron

Delivery Driver

Bellavance Beverage Company

Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Brandon has always had the desire to be the best. His passion and loyalty is second to none. Brandon's day does not end when the clock strikes a certain time; it ends when all the work scheduled is done. Quite simply put – most employees will see a piece of paper on the floor and pick it up; Brandon will sweep the entire facility.”

Dave Burke, Operations Manager

Christopher Waszeciak

Warehouse Manager

Amoskeag Beverages

Bow, New Hampshire
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“As our warehouse manager, Chris is key to having our entire operation run efficiently. Chris is a native of New Hampshire and is the first volunteer whenever we are doing something charitable. He’s helped out with the New Hampshire Food Bank as well as the New Hampshire Vets Hospital and The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester to name a few. We are certainly a better organization with him working here!”

Vice President/GM Ed Murphy

Peggy Keema

Data Processing Manager

Blach Distributing Co.

Elko, Nevada
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“Through Peggy’s dedication and hard work, she has been a major contributor to the company’s expansion over 30 years. Her passion for excellence is an example to be followed.”

President Patrick Blach

Peggy Keema

Data Processing Manager

Blach Distributing Co.

Elko, Nevada
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“Through Peggy’s dedication and hard work, she has been a major contributor to the company’s expansion over 30 years. Her passion for excellence is an example to be followed.”

President Patrick Blach

Melissa Woitalewicz

Administrative Accounting Assistant

Eagle Distributing

Grand Island, NE
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"Melissa exemplifies what it means to be a team player. As an Administrative Accounting Assistant, she performs all administrative responsibilities, including the reconciliation and processing of customer payments for our Grand Island location, but she consistently goes above and beyond her normal job duties to help her co-workers wherever she can – doing so without being asked and always with a smile on her face! Thank you, Melissa for everything you do!"

Jason Horvatich, Chief Financial Officer

Leon Lohrman

Off-Premise Delivery Driver

Quality Brands of Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska
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"Leon sets the standard for all delivery team members in how he performs his job every day. He is a stickler for completing the details in every account and is great with communicating opportunities or issues that might arise. From the first day Leon started in our business, he has brought forward ideas on how to improve internal processes in the warehouse and how to improve how we go to market on the delivery side. He is a valued team member in or business!"

Rich Wajda, General Sales Manager

Chad Hawthorne

Custom POS & Graphics Manager

Quality Brands Distribution

Lincoln, Neb.
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“Chad has been an integral part of our company for over 17 years. He started as our sign shop assistant in 2000 and currently manages our POS and Graphics department in Lincoln. Chad is constantly innovating how we go to market in regards to signage and POS. He is dedicated to thinking outside the box and coming up with fun and quirky ideas. Chad looks at projects from both a design and cost perspective and is always doing what is best for our business. Chad works meticulously with our sales team to please our retailers and stand out in the marketplace.”

Joe Ouellette, Branch Manager

Aaron Modlin

Sales Representative

Nebraskaland Distributors

Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Aaron has been an outstanding employee and a real asset to Nebraskaland Distributors’ business endeavors. He represents us in a friendly, professional manner and brings a real value to his customers with his knowledge of the beer business. He works hard to learn new things about our products and makes sure that he passes this information on to our customers both large and small. Aaron is a true beer enthusiast with a desire to continue to work and grow with the industry.”

Bill Boyd, Owner/Manager

Diane Carroll

Controller

H&H Distributing

Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Diane has grown with our business over the years, becoming one of our most valued and dedicated employees. Diane has the respect of our management team as a positive and knowledgeable leader.”

Harry Hoch, Jr., President

Melissa Woitalewicz

Administrative Accounting Assistant

Eagle Distributing

Grand Island, NE
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"Melissa exemplifies what it means to be a team player. As an Administrative Accounting Assistant, she performs all administrative responsibilities, including the reconciliation and processing of customer payments for our Grand Island location, but she consistently goes above and beyond her normal job duties to help her co-workers wherever she can – doing so without being asked and always with a smile on her face! Thank you, Melissa for everything you do!"

Jason Horvatich, Chief Financial Officer

Leon Lohrman

Off-Premise Delivery Driver

Quality Brands of Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska
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"Leon sets the standard for all delivery team members in how he performs his job every day. He is a stickler for completing the details in every account and is great with communicating opportunities or issues that might arise. From the first day Leon started in our business, he has brought forward ideas on how to improve internal processes in the warehouse and how to improve how we go to market on the delivery side. He is a valued team member in or business!"

Rich Wajda, General Sales Manager

Chad Hawthorne

Custom POS & Graphics Manager

Quality Brands Distribution

Lincoln, Neb.
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“Chad has been an integral part of our company for over 17 years. He started as our sign shop assistant in 2000 and currently manages our POS and Graphics department in Lincoln. Chad is constantly innovating how we go to market in regards to signage and POS. He is dedicated to thinking outside the box and coming up with fun and quirky ideas. Chad looks at projects from both a design and cost perspective and is always doing what is best for our business. Chad works meticulously with our sales team to please our retailers and stand out in the marketplace.”

Joe Ouellette, Branch Manager

Aaron Modlin

Sales Representative

Nebraskaland Distributors

Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Aaron has been an outstanding employee and a real asset to Nebraskaland Distributors’ business endeavors. He represents us in a friendly, professional manner and brings a real value to his customers with his knowledge of the beer business. He works hard to learn new things about our products and makes sure that he passes this information on to our customers both large and small. Aaron is a true beer enthusiast with a desire to continue to work and grow with the industry.”

Bill Boyd, Owner/Manager

Diane Carroll

Controller

H&H Distributing

Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Diane has grown with our business over the years, becoming one of our most valued and dedicated employees. Diane has the respect of our management team as a positive and knowledgeable leader.”

Harry Hoch, Jr., President

Zach Brander

Delivery Manager

Summit Beverage

Missoula, Mont.
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"Zach's unwavering commitment to our delivery and merchandising services is second to none. His attention to detail assures we get the job done right the first time, every time.”

Mike Markovich, Summit Beverage V.P. of Community Relations

Steve Seaholm

Purchasing and Logistics

Summit Beverage

Missoula, Montana
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“Steve exemplifies our core values to the fullest. He has been a dedicated employee for over 25 years and brings great value to our organization. He's the kind of guy that you want to drink a beer with and he always has a smile on his face. His upbeat attitude and great sense of humor round out this all-star, and we couldn't be happier to have him on our team!”

Mike Markovich, VP of Community Relations

James Floyd

Warehouse Operations Manager

Fun Beverage, Inc.

Kalispell, Montana
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“James was specifically recruited and hired to take our warehouse operations to the next level. And he has done just that with his ‘can-do’ military background and energizer rabbit energy presiding over the greatest product, SKU and facility growth in Fun’s 36-year history. His passion for our mission of amazing the customer, and golf, is unsurpassed!”

Brian Clark, President & COO

John Odermott

Accountant

Briggs Distributing Company, Inc.

Billings, Montana
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“I have never met anyone with the organizational skills that John Odermott has – he amazes me every single day! His work load is crazy, but he never bats an eye when somebody has to interrupt with a question. He is always willing to help whoever needs it. His knowledge of our business and how it runs is extraordinary and a huge asset to everyone that works here!”

Jennifer Kallem, Office Manager

Bob Wise and Terra Rockhold

Sales Representative; Craft Beer Sales Specialist

Briggs Distributing Company, Inc.

Billings, Montana
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“I rode with Bob on his route for one full day and he has a great reputation in the market; he’s well liked and his attention to detail is very powerful. And to do this for so many years is quite impressive. I have much respect for Bob Wise.” - Mike Ehlang, Warehouse Manager “Terra has just achieved the distinguished title of Certified Cicerone® level two. Those who achieve this certification have a deep and well-rounded knowledge of beer and beer service as well as competence in assessing beer quality and identity by taste. She is one of six people certified in the state, and the only person in Billings!”

John Salyer, Wine Sales Manager

Zach Brander

Delivery Manager

Summit Beverage

Missoula, Mont.
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"Zach's unwavering commitment to our delivery and merchandising services is second to none. His attention to detail assures we get the job done right the first time, every time.”

Mike Markovich, Summit Beverage V.P. of Community Relations

Steve Seaholm

Purchasing and Logistics

Summit Beverage

Missoula, Montana
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“Steve exemplifies our core values to the fullest. He has been a dedicated employee for over 25 years and brings great value to our organization. He's the kind of guy that you want to drink a beer with and he always has a smile on his face. His upbeat attitude and great sense of humor round out this all-star, and we couldn't be happier to have him on our team!”

Mike Markovich, VP of Community Relations

James Floyd

Warehouse Operations Manager

Fun Beverage, Inc.

Kalispell, Montana
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“James was specifically recruited and hired to take our warehouse operations to the next level. And he has done just that with his ‘can-do’ military background and energizer rabbit energy presiding over the greatest product, SKU and facility growth in Fun’s 36-year history. His passion for our mission of amazing the customer, and golf, is unsurpassed!”

Brian Clark, President & COO

John Odermott

Accountant

Briggs Distributing Company, Inc.

Billings, Montana
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“I have never met anyone with the organizational skills that John Odermott has – he amazes me every single day! His work load is crazy, but he never bats an eye when somebody has to interrupt with a question. He is always willing to help whoever needs it. His knowledge of our business and how it runs is extraordinary and a huge asset to everyone that works here!”

Jennifer Kallem, Office Manager

Bob Wise and Terra Rockhold

Sales Representative; Craft Beer Sales Specialist

Briggs Distributing Company, Inc.

Billings, Montana
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“I rode with Bob on his route for one full day and he has a great reputation in the market; he’s well liked and his attention to detail is very powerful. And to do this for so many years is quite impressive. I have much respect for Bob Wise.” - Mike Ehlang, Warehouse Manager “Terra has just achieved the distinguished title of Certified Cicerone® level two. Those who achieve this certification have a deep and well-rounded knowledge of beer and beer service as well as competence in assessing beer quality and identity by taste. She is one of six people certified in the state, and the only person in Billings!”

John Salyer, Wine Sales Manager

Niki Pratt

Sales Execution Coordinator

N. H. Scheppers Distributing

Columbia, MO
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"Niki’s been with us at Scheppers for 11 years and is our Sales Execution Coordinator, though she also likes to call herself the unofficial Scheppers party planner. Niki started out as an Office Administrator after meeting some of our employees while she was bartending at Campus Bar & Grill in downtown Columbia. She's been keeping it real here ever since! Her favorite drink that Scheppers distributes is Bud Select and she enjoys the fun work environment working at Scheppers. When she’s not in the office, you can find Niki at her 8 year old daughter’s activities or going on a target run, her favorite pastime. Thanks for keeping things fun, Niki!"

Joe Priesmeyer, President

Mike Bechard

Manager – Draft and Special Events

Heart of America Beverage

Springfield, Missouri
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“Mike is truly the definition of a hardworking, loyal employee. Throughout his 23-year career at Heart of America, he has repeatedly shown us how dedicated he is. I am most grateful to Mike for all he does for our company.”

Jim Ferguson, Chairman

Jason Bradshaw

On-Premise Sales Representative

N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co.

Columbia, Missouri
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“Soon after Jason Bradshaw joined us at N.H. Scheppers Distributing, we realized we had added someone special to the team. Jason’s willingness to go above-and-beyond for his customers and the company are demonstrated on a frequent basis and, as a result, he receives stellar feedback from his accounts. Jason is a great public representative of our company and our industry. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and a great co-worker. He is a fantastic example of someone worth spotlighting.”

Mike Radzin, Vice President - Sales

Jody McCombs

Pre-Salesman

Premium Beverage Sales

Springfield, Missouri
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“Jody has demonstrated throughout his career his attention to detail, the ability to adapt and a very competitive spirit. He has built trust and friendship with his accounts over the years in each and every job he has held with Premium Beverage Sales. We are very grateful to have Jody on our team.”

Brian Gelner, Vice President

Niki Pratt

Sales Execution Coordinator

N. H. Scheppers Distributing

Columbia, MO
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"Niki’s been with us at Scheppers for 11 years and is our Sales Execution Coordinator, though she also likes to call herself the unofficial Scheppers party planner. Niki started out as an Office Administrator after meeting some of our employees while she was bartending at Campus Bar & Grill in downtown Columbia. She's been keeping it real here ever since! Her favorite drink that Scheppers distributes is Bud Select and she enjoys the fun work environment working at Scheppers. When she’s not in the office, you can find Niki at her 8 year old daughter’s activities or going on a target run, her favorite pastime. Thanks for keeping things fun, Niki!"

Joe Priesmeyer, President

Mike Bechard

Manager – Draft and Special Events

Heart of America Beverage

Springfield, Missouri
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“Mike is truly the definition of a hardworking, loyal employee. Throughout his 23-year career at Heart of America, he has repeatedly shown us how dedicated he is. I am most grateful to Mike for all he does for our company.”

Jim Ferguson, Chairman

Jason Bradshaw

On-Premise Sales Representative

N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co.

Columbia, Missouri
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“Soon after Jason Bradshaw joined us at N.H. Scheppers Distributing, we realized we had added someone special to the team. Jason’s willingness to go above-and-beyond for his customers and the company are demonstrated on a frequent basis and, as a result, he receives stellar feedback from his accounts. Jason is a great public representative of our company and our industry. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and a great co-worker. He is a fantastic example of someone worth spotlighting.”

Mike Radzin, Vice President - Sales

Jody McCombs

Pre-Salesman

Premium Beverage Sales

Springfield, Missouri
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“Jody has demonstrated throughout his career his attention to detail, the ability to adapt and a very competitive spirit. He has built trust and friendship with his accounts over the years in each and every job he has held with Premium Beverage Sales. We are very grateful to have Jody on our team.”

Brian Gelner, Vice President

Jolene Hudnall

Accounts Receivable

A&B Distributing

Olive Branch, MS
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"Jolene represents the best of the best at A&B Distributing. Although she celebrated her 20th year with A&B in 2020, Jolene was willing to take on additional duties with no complaint. Despite having two active sons, she changed her work hours and adjusted her busy household schedule to help the company. Jolene was one of the first employees named to the A&B Eagle Club. A&B Eagle Club exemplifies the finest our company offers and represents A&B Distributing at various community service projects. We all have employees we pray we will never lose because we probably don’t know everything they do but know we need it done. That is Jolene Hudnall here at A&B Distributing in Olive Branch."

Steve Allen, General Manager, A&B Distributing

Alan Belvin

General Manager

Magnolia Beverage Company

Meridian, MS
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“Throughout his 42-year career with Magnolia Beverage Company, Alan has been a true leader on our staff. He has worked in various roles, from being in driver-sell to his current position of general manager. His spirited passion to get the job done right is just one factor that makes him a force behind the company’s commitment to great service. His vast knowledge of the beer business and retail, as well as his willingness to teach and share that knowledge with others, has been a great asset to the company.”

Michael Davis II, President, Magnolia Beverage Company

Aaron LaFrance

Craft Brand Manager - Certified Cicerone

F.E.B. Distributing Co., Inc.

Gulfport, Mississippi
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“His knowledge of craft beer and his constant eagerness to learn more impressed me from day one. He is currently the only Certified Cicerone in Mississippi employed by a beer distributor. He has great relationships throughout our market, and our customers trust him 100% when it comes to making good beer decisions. Aaron has proved to be a quality asset to our sales team here at F.E.B.”

F. Ryland Bertucci, Director of Sales and Marketing

Billy “Billy Bud” Bridgett

Area Sales Manager

Rex Distributing Co., Inc.

Gulfport, Mississippi
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“From being a master display builder to brand builder to relationship builder, Billy is 100 percent at everything he does. A true beer man.”

Dan Magruder, Owner

Jolene Hudnall

Accounts Receivable

A&B Distributing

Olive Branch, MS
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"Jolene represents the best of the best at A&B Distributing. Although she celebrated her 20th year with A&B in 2020, Jolene was willing to take on additional duties with no complaint. Despite having two active sons, she changed her work hours and adjusted her busy household schedule to help the company. Jolene was one of the first employees named to the A&B Eagle Club. A&B Eagle Club exemplifies the finest our company offers and represents A&B Distributing at various community service projects. We all have employees we pray we will never lose because we probably don’t know everything they do but know we need it done. That is Jolene Hudnall here at A&B Distributing in Olive Branch."

Steve Allen, General Manager, A&B Distributing

Alan Belvin

General Manager

Magnolia Beverage Company

Meridian, MS
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“Throughout his 42-year career with Magnolia Beverage Company, Alan has been a true leader on our staff. He has worked in various roles, from being in driver-sell to his current position of general manager. His spirited passion to get the job done right is just one factor that makes him a force behind the company’s commitment to great service. His vast knowledge of the beer business and retail, as well as his willingness to teach and share that knowledge with others, has been a great asset to the company.”

Michael Davis II, President, Magnolia Beverage Company

Aaron LaFrance

Craft Brand Manager - Certified Cicerone

F.E.B. Distributing Co., Inc.

Gulfport, Mississippi
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“His knowledge of craft beer and his constant eagerness to learn more impressed me from day one. He is currently the only Certified Cicerone in Mississippi employed by a beer distributor. He has great relationships throughout our market, and our customers trust him 100% when it comes to making good beer decisions. Aaron has proved to be a quality asset to our sales team here at F.E.B.”

F. Ryland Bertucci, Director of Sales and Marketing

Billy “Billy Bud” Bridgett

Area Sales Manager

Rex Distributing Co., Inc.

Gulfport, Mississippi
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“From being a master display builder to brand builder to relationship builder, Billy is 100 percent at everything he does. A true beer man.”

Dan Magruder, Owner

Tom Majkozak

Point-of-Sale Manager

J. J. Taylor Distributing Company of MN, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Tom exemplifies J.J. Taylor’s mission to be FIRST CHOICE for our employees, retail partners and supplier partners. He is a great asset to us and I look forward to many more years working together at J.J. Taylor Distributing.”

Chris Morton, President

Tim Streit

Draft Technician

J. J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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"If you’re searching for the definition of superior customer service, follow Tim around for a day. Tim’s positivity, enthusiasm and can’t say no attitude makes him one of the best in the business. Tim is looked upon by our retailer partners as a trusted beer advisor and an expert in our business.”

Mike Bamonti, President and General Manager

Paul Natysin

Warehouse Worker

J. J. Taylor Distributing

Minneapolis, MN
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"Paul exemplifies what the beer distribution business is all about. This is a relationship business and Paul is an expert at building, maintaining and growing relationships with his retail partners, teammates, ownership and management. Paul is always a J. J. Taylor FIRST CHOICE team member."

Mike Bamonti, President and General Manager

Tom Majkozak

Point-of-Sale Manager

J. J. Taylor Distributing Company of MN, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Tom exemplifies J.J. Taylor’s mission to be FIRST CHOICE for our employees, retail partners and supplier partners. He is a great asset to us and I look forward to many more years working together at J.J. Taylor Distributing.”

Chris Morton, President

Tim Streit

Draft Technician

J. J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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"If you’re searching for the definition of superior customer service, follow Tim around for a day. Tim’s positivity, enthusiasm and can’t say no attitude makes him one of the best in the business. Tim is looked upon by our retailer partners as a trusted beer advisor and an expert in our business.”

Mike Bamonti, President and General Manager

Paul Natysin

Warehouse Worker

J. J. Taylor Distributing

Minneapolis, MN
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"Paul exemplifies what the beer distribution business is all about. This is a relationship business and Paul is an expert at building, maintaining and growing relationships with his retail partners, teammates, ownership and management. Paul is always a J. J. Taylor FIRST CHOICE team member."

Mike Bamonti, President and General Manager

Versia Woods

Administrative and Sales Assistant

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, MI
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"For over 32 years, Versia Woods has diligently worked at Eastown Distributors. Ms. Woods has a staggering 42 years in the beer business. Starting her career as a receptionist, her duties progressed to include settling driver routes, performing administrative duties and working with the sales staff and chain store division. We celebrate Ms. Woods' retirement this summer. #BeersToThat."

Eileen Johnson, Office Manager, Eastown Distributors Company

Eileen Johnson

Office Manager & Professional Assistant

Eastown Distributors

Highland Park, MI
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"Eileen does it all. She has been here for three generations of ownership. Eileen is dedicated, passionate and committed. She has high expectations and holds everyone in the company accountable from top to bottom."

Paul Quasarano, President, Eastown Distributors

Greg Rosenberg

Pre-sell Delivery Driver

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, Michigan
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"Greg Rosenberg has been a beer delivery driver for over 22 years, and each holiday season he delivers more than beer. For the past five years, Greg has played Santa Claus and brought joy and presents to over 150 children at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, an after-school program that Eastown Distributors Company sponsors. This year Eastown raised over $10,000 for the center. Santa Greg personally raised money throughout the year by cooking and selling Polish dinners and chili and gave all the proceeds to help buy the presents for the children. This year Greg was moved by a young girl who wanted nothing for Christmas for herself. She just wanted Santa to bring her sick dog a bed so the dog could sleep in her room next to her. Greg was going to buy a dog bed and bring it to her the next day, but the center went out and bought the dog bed and gift wrapped it 'Special Delivery' from Santa. Greg’s kindness and dedication has touched many children as well as the customers to whom he delivers product.”

Paul J. Quasarano, President

Ron Wenzel

Operations Manager

West Side Beer Distributing

Romulus, Michigan
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“Ron is a consummate team player and selfless individual. His expertise expands beyond the scope of his title. His technical knowledge within the delivery, warehouse, facilities and warehouse management system is paramount in driving efficiency and productivity throughout the entire West Side Beer organization. No single employee embodies our core values of leadership, integrity, mutual respect, pride with humility and continuous improvement more so than Ron. We thank Ron for his years of service, daily contributions and commitment to excellence.”

Rob Moore, VP - Human Resources

Lucinda Thomas

Receptionist/Office Administrator Clerk

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, Michigan
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“Lucinda is a hardworking and dedicated employee. She is willing to take on any task or project you throw at her. She has backed up the entire office staff and helps out wherever she is needed. We have received numerous compliments over the past 20 years on her excellent customer service and positive attitude. Lucinda’s kindness and dedication has touched everyone she comes into contact with. She is a true professional and gets the job done.”

Paul J. Quasarano, President

Brad Lucas

Night Shift Leadman

Atlas Sales, Inc.

Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Brad Lucas is a great employee with a great attitude. As a shift lead on the loading crew, he works hard to ensure that orders get loaded correctly and in a timely manner. Brad also is a reigning champion of Atlas Sales Paddle Battle, a company ping pong tournament.”

Brad Gwathney, Operations Manager

Tom Harty

Sales Manager

Atlas Sales, Inc.

Battle Creek, Michigan
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"Tom is a classic example of company loyalty and great leadership. He joined Atlas Sales as a merchandiser when the company carried fewer than 10 brands. He worked his way up while helping to mold a business that now carries hundreds of SKUs. We are lucky to have Tom as our sales manager, a position that fits his talent for relating to people, including our team and our customers. We're also proud of his commitment to youth in our community as he has long been a high school basketball coach. We are very fortunate to have people like Tom at Atlas Sales."

Bud Dunn, Vice President

Versia Woods

Administrative and Sales Assistant

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, MI
Manager Quote

"For over 32 years, Versia Woods has diligently worked at Eastown Distributors. Ms. Woods has a staggering 42 years in the beer business. Starting her career as a receptionist, her duties progressed to include settling driver routes, performing administrative duties and working with the sales staff and chain store division. We celebrate Ms. Woods' retirement this summer. #BeersToThat."

Eileen Johnson, Office Manager, Eastown Distributors Company

Eileen Johnson

Office Manager & Professional Assistant

Eastown Distributors

Highland Park, MI
Manager Quote

"Eileen does it all. She has been here for three generations of ownership. Eileen is dedicated, passionate and committed. She has high expectations and holds everyone in the company accountable from top to bottom."

Paul Quasarano, President, Eastown Distributors

Greg Rosenberg

Pre-sell Delivery Driver

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, Michigan
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"Greg Rosenberg has been a beer delivery driver for over 22 years, and each holiday season he delivers more than beer. For the past five years, Greg has played Santa Claus and brought joy and presents to over 150 children at St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, an after-school program that Eastown Distributors Company sponsors. This year Eastown raised over $10,000 for the center. Santa Greg personally raised money throughout the year by cooking and selling Polish dinners and chili and gave all the proceeds to help buy the presents for the children. This year Greg was moved by a young girl who wanted nothing for Christmas for herself. She just wanted Santa to bring her sick dog a bed so the dog could sleep in her room next to her. Greg was going to buy a dog bed and bring it to her the next day, but the center went out and bought the dog bed and gift wrapped it 'Special Delivery' from Santa. Greg’s kindness and dedication has touched many children as well as the customers to whom he delivers product.”

Paul J. Quasarano, President

Ron Wenzel

Operations Manager

West Side Beer Distributing

Romulus, Michigan
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“Ron is a consummate team player and selfless individual. His expertise expands beyond the scope of his title. His technical knowledge within the delivery, warehouse, facilities and warehouse management system is paramount in driving efficiency and productivity throughout the entire West Side Beer organization. No single employee embodies our core values of leadership, integrity, mutual respect, pride with humility and continuous improvement more so than Ron. We thank Ron for his years of service, daily contributions and commitment to excellence.”

Rob Moore, VP - Human Resources

Lucinda Thomas

Receptionist/Office Administrator Clerk

Eastown Distributors Company

Highland Park, Michigan
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“Lucinda is a hardworking and dedicated employee. She is willing to take on any task or project you throw at her. She has backed up the entire office staff and helps out wherever she is needed. We have received numerous compliments over the past 20 years on her excellent customer service and positive attitude. Lucinda’s kindness and dedication has touched everyone she comes into contact with. She is a true professional and gets the job done.”

Paul J. Quasarano, President

Brad Lucas

Night Shift Leadman

Atlas Sales, Inc.

Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Brad Lucas is a great employee with a great attitude. As a shift lead on the loading crew, he works hard to ensure that orders get loaded correctly and in a timely manner. Brad also is a reigning champion of Atlas Sales Paddle Battle, a company ping pong tournament.”

Brad Gwathney, Operations Manager

Tom Harty

Sales Manager

Atlas Sales, Inc.

Battle Creek, Michigan
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"Tom is a classic example of company loyalty and great leadership. He joined Atlas Sales as a merchandiser when the company carried fewer than 10 brands. He worked his way up while helping to mold a business that now carries hundreds of SKUs. We are lucky to have Tom as our sales manager, a position that fits his talent for relating to people, including our team and our customers. We're also proud of his commitment to youth in our community as he has long been a high school basketball coach. We are very fortunate to have people like Tom at Atlas Sales."

Bud Dunn, Vice President

Ronald Lopez

Night Quality Control

Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Auburn, MA
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"Ronald has been with Atlas for 15 plus years and always answers the call for whatever is asked of him with a smile and positive attitude. We're so happy for Ronald in that he [recently] attained his U.S. citizenship in a ceremony in Worcester, MA, along with 750 plus others."

Jack Lepore, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Sykes

Inventory Purchasing Specialist

Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Auburn, MA
Manager Quote

“Peter recently celebrated his 40th year at Atlas, and he’s been a dedicated beer inventory purchaser for the majority of that time. Every day he comes to work with a passion for the company, his fellow team members, and for Atlas' brands. He's seen a lot of change in the industry during his years, and continues to adapt and modify his game to the needs of the market.”

Jack Lepore, Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Chris Giuliano

Driver

Burke Distributing Corporation

Randolph, Massachusetts
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“Chris has been a member of the Burke Distributing family for almost 40 years. We are lucky to have such an experienced driver on our delivery team, who has been able to evolve and adjust to the changes that come with this ever-changing industry! He’s seen us grow as a business, move offices and add new accounts and brands to our portfolio. His hard work and continued dedication to helping us live our mission is an example to employees in his department and other departments.”

Austin Burke, Operations Manager

Ciaran Ganly

Sales Manager – Successor Manager

Seaboard Products

Danvers, Massachusetts
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“Ciaran immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 from Ireland and a month later was hired to sell Eagle Brand Snacks at Seaboard. Since then, Ciaran has done almost every job in the company. He leads by example and has mentored many at Seaboard using his vast knowledge of the industry, wit, positive attitude and dedication to his heritage, family and job. Everyone (almost) likes to hear Ciaran tell a story over a pint, whether it’s about Teddy Roosevelt, U.S. politics or his children. His stories are always colorful and keep you smiling to the end.”

Ted Landers, General Manager

Robin Sweeney

Credit Manager

Burke Distributing Corporation

Randolph, MA
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"Robin's passion is unrivaled in our company when it comes to her job! She not only controls our accounts receivable like it's her own, she also takes the time to make sure our staff is recognized during all the holidays (e.g. she makes sure everyone gets roses on Valentine's Day). We are so thankful to have her on our team."

President Bill Burke

Ronald Lopez

Night Quality Control

Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Auburn, MA
Manager Quote

"Ronald has been with Atlas for 15 plus years and always answers the call for whatever is asked of him with a smile and positive attitude. We're so happy for Ronald in that he [recently] attained his U.S. citizenship in a ceremony in Worcester, MA, along with 750 plus others."

Jack Lepore, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Sykes

Inventory Purchasing Specialist

Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Auburn, MA
Manager Quote

“Peter recently celebrated his 40th year at Atlas, and he’s been a dedicated beer inventory purchaser for the majority of that time. Every day he comes to work with a passion for the company, his fellow team members, and for Atlas' brands. He's seen a lot of change in the industry during his years, and continues to adapt and modify his game to the needs of the market.”

Jack Lepore, Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Distributing, Inc.

Chris Giuliano

Driver

Burke Distributing Corporation

Randolph, Massachusetts
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“Chris has been a member of the Burke Distributing family for almost 40 years. We are lucky to have such an experienced driver on our delivery team, who has been able to evolve and adjust to the changes that come with this ever-changing industry! He’s seen us grow as a business, move offices and add new accounts and brands to our portfolio. His hard work and continued dedication to helping us live our mission is an example to employees in his department and other departments.”

Austin Burke, Operations Manager

Ciaran Ganly

Sales Manager – Successor Manager

Seaboard Products

Danvers, Massachusetts
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“Ciaran immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 from Ireland and a month later was hired to sell Eagle Brand Snacks at Seaboard. Since then, Ciaran has done almost every job in the company. He leads by example and has mentored many at Seaboard using his vast knowledge of the industry, wit, positive attitude and dedication to his heritage, family and job. Everyone (almost) likes to hear Ciaran tell a story over a pint, whether it’s about Teddy Roosevelt, U.S. politics or his children. His stories are always colorful and keep you smiling to the end.”

Ted Landers, General Manager

Robin Sweeney

Credit Manager

Burke Distributing Corporation

Randolph, MA
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"Robin's passion is unrivaled in our company when it comes to her job! She not only controls our accounts receivable like it's her own, she also takes the time to make sure our staff is recognized during all the holidays (e.g. she makes sure everyone gets roses on Valentine's Day). We are so thankful to have her on our team."

President Bill Burke

Kevin Pyles

Driver Sales Associate

Bond Distributing Company

Baltimore, Maryland
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“Kevin is the consummate team player. He wakes up daily at 4:30 a.m. to prepare for the day, then enthusiastically runs his route not only to completion but to ultimate retailer satisfaction. He volunteers when needed to ensure Bond's continued reputation for customer service remains unparalleled. Kevin is a stellar representation of what all beverage distributors should aspire to have as their face in the market.”

Tim Sisk, Transportation Manager

Kevin Sloan

Delivery Driver

Chesapeake Beverage

Baltimore, Maryland
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“As a delivery driver for our company, Kevin has set a very high standard out in the trade. His strong outgoing personality allows him to create a great rapport with our customers and his fellow employees. He has a can-do attitude and an immense amount of enthusiasm that is contagious. We are extremely proud and glad to have him as a part of team Chesapeake Beverage.”

Evan Athanas, Owner

Natascha Hampton

Customer Care Specialist

Bob Hall, LLC

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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“Natascha Hampton is a friend to many in our organization, an excellent teammate and a great role model. She is always seeking opportunities to learn new skills and take on additional responsibilities. She exudes friendliness to customers and co-workers and enthusiastically jumps in to help everyone that seeks her help with special projects. In our organization, we frequently challenge our team to be ‘difference makers.’ Natascha personifies that spirit. No need to ask her twice, she always finds away to get things done.”

Eric Best, General Manager/Partner

Kevin Pyles

Driver Sales Associate

Bond Distributing Company

Baltimore, Maryland
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“Kevin is the consummate team player. He wakes up daily at 4:30 a.m. to prepare for the day, then enthusiastically runs his route not only to completion but to ultimate retailer satisfaction. He volunteers when needed to ensure Bond's continued reputation for customer service remains unparalleled. Kevin is a stellar representation of what all beverage distributors should aspire to have as their face in the market.”

Tim Sisk, Transportation Manager

Kevin Sloan

Delivery Driver

Chesapeake Beverage

Baltimore, Maryland
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“As a delivery driver for our company, Kevin has set a very high standard out in the trade. His strong outgoing personality allows him to create a great rapport with our customers and his fellow employees. He has a can-do attitude and an immense amount of enthusiasm that is contagious. We are extremely proud and glad to have him as a part of team Chesapeake Beverage.”

Evan Athanas, Owner

Natascha Hampton

Customer Care Specialist

Bob Hall, LLC

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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“Natascha Hampton is a friend to many in our organization, an excellent teammate and a great role model. She is always seeking opportunities to learn new skills and take on additional responsibilities. She exudes friendliness to customers and co-workers and enthusiastically jumps in to help everyone that seeks her help with special projects. In our organization, we frequently challenge our team to be ‘difference makers.’ Natascha personifies that spirit. No need to ask her twice, she always finds away to get things done.”

Eric Best, General Manager/Partner

Bill Fitch

Operations Manager

Valley Beverage

Lewiston, ME
Manager Quote

"Bill has held various positions over his 40 years at Valley Beverage. He is a dedicated, versatile and integral part of the success of the company. His insight and knowledge of the business is invaluable. Cheers to all your contributions past, present and future, we couldn't have done it without you!"

Michael Runser, President, Valley Beverage

Steve Gagne

POS Administrator

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, ME
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“Steve is a huge asset to our sales force. He works as a conduit between the warehouse and the sales reps to ensure they get all of the samples and POS they need to be successful in the field. Steve is a pleasure to work with and is a master when it comes to organization.” – Lee Morin, Director of Beer Sales “Steve’s 30 years of experience at Pine State has lead him to be a very valuable employee to both operations and sales. He can do a multitude of tasks in the warehouse along with accommodating the requests of sales every day and do it with a smile.”

Steve Mitchell, Director of Operations

Peter “Sully” Sullivan

Beer Ambassador

Nappi Distributors

Gorham, ME
Manager Quote

“Sully recently celebrated a huge milestone – 50 years in the Beer industry! Over the years, Sully has been a major part of the Southern Maine beer and restaurant industry landscape, particularly with the craft brands which Nappi introduced to our market. Known as the ‘Mayor of Portland’, Sully is well known to all with the strong relationships he has established. Sully knows our products extremely well and has great insight into which accounts to place new products to generate the most demand and initial sell through. When our supplier representatives come into town, we send them to ride with Sully because he knows which key accounts to go to. A toast to Sully – thank you for being an essential part of our company’s journey and success over the years. We are grateful for the dedication and passion you have shown to Nappi, our suppliers, customers, and entire industry!”

Frank Nappi, Jr., President

James Gray

Merchandiser

Pine State Beverages

Gardiner, Maine
Manager Quote

"After fifteen years of merchandising James is still a tremendously valuable and dedicated employee who is truly an asset to the company. He attacks each day with a smile on his face and you can count on James to get the job done day after day and year after year!”

Tom Higgins, District Manager

Gene Lozito

Marketing Manager

Pine State Beverage

Gardiner, Maine
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“Gene has been a loyal and dedicated Pine State employee for 20 years. His skills are unmatched when it comes to writing sales incentives, managing POS budgets, and sales marketing preparation and execution. Gene has tremendous passion for the business but even more passion for the people he supports every day. 2017 marked the 20th year Gene has managed our campaign for St. Jude’s (a local non-profit), and with his dedication to the cause, Pine State Beverage raised more than any other year, nearly reaching $11,000! Gene, thank you for your efforts in supporting St. Jude’s and thank you for your leadership within our beer team.”

Lee Morin, sales director

Bob Morin

C-Store Key Account Manager

Pine State Beverage

Gardiner, Maine
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“One of Bob’s greatest strengths is his ability to develop deep and meaningful relationships with everyone he meets. Buyers, managers, and co-workers alike all respect Bob to the highest degree because of the sincere emphasis he puts on the relationships he has established. Many things have changed in the beer business in the last 35 years but one thing remains constant: Bob’s tireless work and commitment to his company and his retailers."

Lee Morin, Sales Director

Michael Albert

Draught Quality Manager

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Michael started as a drivers helper during summers. He quickly earned his own route but also showed a technical ability that would be the start to what has turned into an excellent career and made him the true ‘expert in the field’ as it pertains to quality draught beer. Michael oversees Pine State’s five-person Draught Quality Team and takes great pride in the work and service his team provides to both our retailers and our suppliers. ‘Ensuring the beer tastes the way the brewer intended is something I take very seriously’ are words you will hear Michael say on a regular basis. He leads by example and is the backbone not only of his Draught Quality Team but also of our On-Premise Sales Team.”

Joey Waraskevich, Craft Beer Manager

Josh Porter

Beer Convenience Store Sales Representative, Level 2 Certified Cicerone

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Josh Porter has shown the passion and desire to be successful in the beer industry. He complements his vast product knowledge with a competitive drive that is a benefit to both Pine State and, more importantly, a benefit to his customers. Josh recently became a Certified Cicerone, which gave him the opportunity to showcase his talents. Entering the business as a merchandiser and growing to his current route has allowed Josh to grow and learn all aspects of the beer business.”

Joey Waraskevich, Craft Beer Director

Josh Nickerson

Creative Marketing Specialist

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Josh works with the latest graphic design software to create posters, banners, brochures and walk-in cooler wraps. On any given day, he spends his day not only designing, but producing, printing and putting out last-minute fires. Josh is a machine. The speed he gets the work done is amazing. The beer sales guys love him and he does whatever it takes to get the job done. He is someone you can rely on and don’t need to micromanage.”

Jay Sylvanowicz, Creative Marketing Manager

Ralph Richards

Day Warehouse Associate

National Distributors

South Portland, Maine
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“Ralph is a dedicated and valued employee who consistently goes above and beyond what is required of his position. He provides the highest level of customer service each and every day. He has a great sense of humor and the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. We appreciate his positive outlook and his commitment to National Distributors.”

Lisa Erskine, Human Resources Manager

Steven Proctor Jr.

Beverage Stocker

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Steve has been with Pine State Beverage for eight years and can perform almost any task within the warehouse. He began his career as a selector on night shift, picking and filling orders, building pallets and loading trucks. After a successful tour on the night shift, Steve moved to day shift and continued to learn all aspects of our operations. He is a team player with a terrific attitude, willing to help wherever needed, and his extensive knowledge makes him a great asset to our team.”

Director of Beverage Operations Steve Alberti

Scott Dorr

Facilities Coordinator

National Distributors

South Portland, Maine
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“Scott plays a big role in keeping the facility clean and safe. He is the go-to guy for any small or big construction project. He is a master at decaling trucks and vans and does window decals for our customers. In the summer, Scott can be seen taking care of the grounds by mowing the lawn and cleaning out the flower beds. In the winter, he is the guy who plows our entire yard whenever it snows. Scott has a get-it-done attitude and is willing to help out anyone at any time. No job is too big or small. Scott is the glue that holds the operation together.”

Sr. Operations Manager Eric Jondro

Louis Bilodeau

Warehouse Manager

Central Distibutors

Lewiston, Maine
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"Tough-as-nails is the best way to describe Louis. He is also one of the most loyal people in the history of Central, always looking out for the best interests of the company and its people. My first 'real work' experience as a teenager was actually working for Louis in the warehouse labeling wine bottles with 15-cent deposits. I've learned so much from Louis - he will be a hard guy to live without."

President & GM Michael Barriault

Gary Thibodeau

Sales Supervisor

Maine Distributors

Bangor, Maine
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"It isn't often that a company can honor someone for over 40 years of dedication. We are proud of Gary's continued commitment to our company and customers. Gary has worked his way up the ladder from delivery driver, to sales, to sales supervisor."

President Scott Solman

Bill Fitch

Operations Manager

Valley Beverage

Lewiston, ME
Manager Quote

"Bill has held various positions over his 40 years at Valley Beverage. He is a dedicated, versatile and integral part of the success of the company. His insight and knowledge of the business is invaluable. Cheers to all your contributions past, present and future, we couldn't have done it without you!"

Michael Runser, President, Valley Beverage

Steve Gagne

POS Administrator

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, ME
Manager Quote

“Steve is a huge asset to our sales force. He works as a conduit between the warehouse and the sales reps to ensure they get all of the samples and POS they need to be successful in the field. Steve is a pleasure to work with and is a master when it comes to organization.” – Lee Morin, Director of Beer Sales “Steve’s 30 years of experience at Pine State has lead him to be a very valuable employee to both operations and sales. He can do a multitude of tasks in the warehouse along with accommodating the requests of sales every day and do it with a smile.”

Steve Mitchell, Director of Operations

Peter “Sully” Sullivan

Beer Ambassador

Nappi Distributors

Gorham, ME
Manager Quote

“Sully recently celebrated a huge milestone – 50 years in the Beer industry! Over the years, Sully has been a major part of the Southern Maine beer and restaurant industry landscape, particularly with the craft brands which Nappi introduced to our market. Known as the ‘Mayor of Portland’, Sully is well known to all with the strong relationships he has established. Sully knows our products extremely well and has great insight into which accounts to place new products to generate the most demand and initial sell through. When our supplier representatives come into town, we send them to ride with Sully because he knows which key accounts to go to. A toast to Sully – thank you for being an essential part of our company’s journey and success over the years. We are grateful for the dedication and passion you have shown to Nappi, our suppliers, customers, and entire industry!”

Frank Nappi, Jr., President

James Gray

Merchandiser

Pine State Beverages

Gardiner, Maine
Manager Quote

"After fifteen years of merchandising James is still a tremendously valuable and dedicated employee who is truly an asset to the company. He attacks each day with a smile on his face and you can count on James to get the job done day after day and year after year!”

Tom Higgins, District Manager

Gene Lozito

Marketing Manager

Pine State Beverage

Gardiner, Maine
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“Gene has been a loyal and dedicated Pine State employee for 20 years. His skills are unmatched when it comes to writing sales incentives, managing POS budgets, and sales marketing preparation and execution. Gene has tremendous passion for the business but even more passion for the people he supports every day. 2017 marked the 20th year Gene has managed our campaign for St. Jude’s (a local non-profit), and with his dedication to the cause, Pine State Beverage raised more than any other year, nearly reaching $11,000! Gene, thank you for your efforts in supporting St. Jude’s and thank you for your leadership within our beer team.”

Lee Morin, sales director

Bob Morin

C-Store Key Account Manager

Pine State Beverage

Gardiner, Maine
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“One of Bob’s greatest strengths is his ability to develop deep and meaningful relationships with everyone he meets. Buyers, managers, and co-workers alike all respect Bob to the highest degree because of the sincere emphasis he puts on the relationships he has established. Many things have changed in the beer business in the last 35 years but one thing remains constant: Bob’s tireless work and commitment to his company and his retailers."

Lee Morin, Sales Director

Michael Albert

Draught Quality Manager

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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Manager Quote

“Michael started as a drivers helper during summers. He quickly earned his own route but also showed a technical ability that would be the start to what has turned into an excellent career and made him the true ‘expert in the field’ as it pertains to quality draught beer. Michael oversees Pine State’s five-person Draught Quality Team and takes great pride in the work and service his team provides to both our retailers and our suppliers. ‘Ensuring the beer tastes the way the brewer intended is something I take very seriously’ are words you will hear Michael say on a regular basis. He leads by example and is the backbone not only of his Draught Quality Team but also of our On-Premise Sales Team.”

Joey Waraskevich, Craft Beer Manager

Josh Porter

Beer Convenience Store Sales Representative, Level 2 Certified Cicerone

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Josh Porter has shown the passion and desire to be successful in the beer industry. He complements his vast product knowledge with a competitive drive that is a benefit to both Pine State and, more importantly, a benefit to his customers. Josh recently became a Certified Cicerone, which gave him the opportunity to showcase his talents. Entering the business as a merchandiser and growing to his current route has allowed Josh to grow and learn all aspects of the beer business.”

Joey Waraskevich, Craft Beer Director

Josh Nickerson

Creative Marketing Specialist

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Josh works with the latest graphic design software to create posters, banners, brochures and walk-in cooler wraps. On any given day, he spends his day not only designing, but producing, printing and putting out last-minute fires. Josh is a machine. The speed he gets the work done is amazing. The beer sales guys love him and he does whatever it takes to get the job done. He is someone you can rely on and don’t need to micromanage.”

Jay Sylvanowicz, Creative Marketing Manager

Ralph Richards

Day Warehouse Associate

National Distributors

South Portland, Maine
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“Ralph is a dedicated and valued employee who consistently goes above and beyond what is required of his position. He provides the highest level of customer service each and every day. He has a great sense of humor and the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. We appreciate his positive outlook and his commitment to National Distributors.”

Lisa Erskine, Human Resources Manager

Steven Proctor Jr.

Beverage Stocker

Pine State Beverage Co.

Gardiner, Maine
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“Steve has been with Pine State Beverage for eight years and can perform almost any task within the warehouse. He began his career as a selector on night shift, picking and filling orders, building pallets and loading trucks. After a successful tour on the night shift, Steve moved to day shift and continued to learn all aspects of our operations. He is a team player with a terrific attitude, willing to help wherever needed, and his extensive knowledge makes him a great asset to our team.”

Director of Beverage Operations Steve Alberti

Scott Dorr

Facilities Coordinator

National Distributors

South Portland, Maine
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“Scott plays a big role in keeping the facility clean and safe. He is the go-to guy for any small or big construction project. He is a master at decaling trucks and vans and does window decals for our customers. In the summer, Scott can be seen taking care of the grounds by mowing the lawn and cleaning out the flower beds. In the winter, he is the guy who plows our entire yard whenever it snows. Scott has a get-it-done attitude and is willing to help out anyone at any time. No job is too big or small. Scott is the glue that holds the operation together.”

Sr. Operations Manager Eric Jondro

Louis Bilodeau

Warehouse Manager

Central Distibutors

Lewiston, Maine
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"Tough-as-nails is the best way to describe Louis. He is also one of the most loyal people in the history of Central, always looking out for the best interests of the company and its people. My first 'real work' experience as a teenager was actually working for Louis in the warehouse labeling wine bottles with 15-cent deposits. I've learned so much from Louis - he will be a hard guy to live without."

President & GM Michael Barriault

Gary Thibodeau

Sales Supervisor

Maine Distributors

Bangor, Maine
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"It isn't often that a company can honor someone for over 40 years of dedication. We are proud of Gary's continued commitment to our company and customers. Gary has worked his way up the ladder from delivery driver, to sales, to sales supervisor."

President Scott Solman

Tony Holts

Warehouse Manager

Choice Brands - Venture Marketing

Alexandria, LA
Manager Quote

"Tony is a huge asset to the Venture Marketing Team. He is one of the most dedicated, hard-working employees we have. He has 29 years of Warehouse experience and has played a critical role in not only the growth of our company but the growth of our employees as well. We are very fortunate to have Tony on our team."

Dean Casola, VP Sales and Distribution, Venture Marketing

David Kukal

Territory Sales Manager

Choice Brands, Inc.

Monroe, LA
Manager Quote

“David Kukal has been a dedicated, essential part of the Choice Brands sales team for almost 30 years. As a Territory Sales Manager, he leads his team by example in the off-premise, independent and chain markets; consistently driving them to success with impactful market execution. We are very fortunate to have David as a part of our team. His hard work and exemplary leadership play a crucial role in our success.”

Dean Casola, VP of Sales and Distribution

Chris Cory

Sales Execution Coordinator

Eagle Distributing of Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
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“Chris is appreciated by the Eagle Distributing events staff as he readily volunteers to help out after hours at our many community events. He is a family guy but a fun loving guy, too. He is always willing to set up his sound system and act as a DJ at various events. In his ‘spare’ time, he is active with the local Elks Lodge. Chris also donates his time and resources to the two local charities that Eagle Distributing supports. We are proud to have Chris on our team.”

Brad Nichols, President

Tony Holts

Warehouse Manager

Choice Brands - Venture Marketing

Alexandria, LA
Manager Quote

"Tony is a huge asset to the Venture Marketing Team. He is one of the most dedicated, hard-working employees we have. He has 29 years of Warehouse experience and has played a critical role in not only the growth of our company but the growth of our employees as well. We are very fortunate to have Tony on our team."

Dean Casola, VP Sales and Distribution, Venture Marketing

David Kukal

Territory Sales Manager

Choice Brands, Inc.

Monroe, LA
Manager Quote

“David Kukal has been a dedicated, essential part of the Choice Brands sales team for almost 30 years. As a Territory Sales Manager, he leads his team by example in the off-premise, independent and chain markets; consistently driving them to success with impactful market execution. We are very fortunate to have David as a part of our team. His hard work and exemplary leadership play a crucial role in our success.”

Dean Casola, VP of Sales and Distribution

Chris Cory

Sales Execution Coordinator

Eagle Distributing of Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
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“Chris is appreciated by the Eagle Distributing events staff as he readily volunteers to help out after hours at our many community events. He is a family guy but a fun loving guy, too. He is always willing to set up his sound system and act as a DJ at various events. In his ‘spare’ time, he is active with the local Elks Lodge. Chris also donates his time and resources to the two local charities that Eagle Distributing supports. We are proud to have Chris on our team.”

Brad Nichols, President

JJ Everly

Utility Driver

Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

JJ is starting his 42nd year with Kentucky Eagle. JJ has seen a lot of changes in the beer business during his four decades of dedicated service. JJ services some of Kentucky Eagle’s high-profile accounts which includes Keeneland Race Track, Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and many of the downtown hotels. JJ has always represented Kentucky Eagle in a professional and friendly manner and he is well known at each of the accounts he services! Besides cheering for his UK Wildcats, JJ loves the Cincinnati Reds and Dallas Cowboys.

Tate Russell, President of Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Mindy Davis

Purchasing Manager

Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

"Mindy is a 1-person department. She handles forecasting for all our beer, wine, liquor and NA products. She communicates and consults with over 120 suppliers. Mindy’s organization skills are unbelievable. Mindy also leads weekly inventory meetings with our sales and operation teams. She ensures all new SKUs (280 since July 2020) are correctly entered into our data base. She ranks as one of the best forecasters in the nation within Anheuser-Busch’s supplier system. We are very fortunate to have Mindy as an employee for Kentucky Eagle!"

Rusty Dyer, Vice President of Operations, Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Alan Ritchie

Information Technology Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

“Alan has been with Kentucky Eagle, Inc. just over six years. Two years ago, because of Alan’s performance, he was honored as a member of the Executive Management Team. Alan is consistently willing to adjust his schedule to make changes and upgrades to our systems at night and on weekends when it is the least disruptive to the company. Alan's passion for the security of our data and our technology systems is unmatched, and we are appreciative of his efforts!"

David Stubblefield, Vice President and General Manager of Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Tricia Atcher

On-Premise Sales Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, Ky.
Manager Quote

“Trisha has a true passion for her job. It is her dedication, personality and customer relationships that make her so successful. She takes great pride in ensuring her team delivers on their goals for Kentucky Eagle, our retailers and supplier partners.”

Jim Gann, vice president of sales and marketing for Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Michael Robinson

Pre-Sell Delivery Representative

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington
Manager Quote

“Michael is a professional in every aspect of his job. Whether driving his delivery truck or delivering products to our customers, Michael’s performance is second to none. He is respectful, easygoing, and has great success with the customers he services. Kentucky Eagle Inc. is fortunate to have an employee like Michael Robinson.”

Rusty Dyer, Vice President of Operations

Randy Pratt

General Sales Manager

Perry Distributors, Inc.

Hazard, Kentucky
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"Randy got his feet wet in the beer business as a young man, starting as a (peddle) driver-salesman for our former Miller distributor, Manis Distributors, back in 1988. He hired on with Perry Distributors in 1991 as a driver-salesman and quickly showed his selling and personal communications skills to our retail partners and fellow employees. Through the years, he has held a number of positions – including team leader, key account manager and now general sales manager – excelling at each and setting a company standard for all that follow in his steps. His commitment to our retail partners, our company and our internal employees’ needs is evident in all aspects of his character. As in all smaller volume distributorships, everyone steps up to unexpected challenges sometimes unrelated to their current position. When these occasions occur, Randy can always be found at the front of the pack, without complaint. Our retailers know they can depend on him to be fair across the board on recommendations for brand resets and category selling advice so to grow the category and their store. He's a true friend to me and a valued asset to our company.”

Co-owner and Operations Manager Bill Fields

Mark Burgmaier

Fleet Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, KY
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"Mark and his team are in charge of Kentucky Eagle's total fleet which consists of 140 trucks, trailers, vans, pick-ups and cars. He is very conscientious about keeping our fleet in top shape. In addition to his strong work ethic, the best thing about Mark is his positive attitude. He gets problems thrown at him constantly and he handles everything with a smile on his face and a wonderful attitude. It is a true comfort knowing that Mark is in charge of such an important part of our business. I know our people are riding in safe vehicles and that our products are being delivered on time and in good shape to all of our accounts. Kentucky Eagle is very blessed to have Mark on our team."

President Ann Bakhaus

JJ Everly

Utility Driver

Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

JJ is starting his 42nd year with Kentucky Eagle. JJ has seen a lot of changes in the beer business during his four decades of dedicated service. JJ services some of Kentucky Eagle’s high-profile accounts which includes Keeneland Race Track, Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and many of the downtown hotels. JJ has always represented Kentucky Eagle in a professional and friendly manner and he is well known at each of the accounts he services! Besides cheering for his UK Wildcats, JJ loves the Cincinnati Reds and Dallas Cowboys.

Tate Russell, President of Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Mindy Davis

Purchasing Manager

Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

"Mindy is a 1-person department. She handles forecasting for all our beer, wine, liquor and NA products. She communicates and consults with over 120 suppliers. Mindy’s organization skills are unbelievable. Mindy also leads weekly inventory meetings with our sales and operation teams. She ensures all new SKUs (280 since July 2020) are correctly entered into our data base. She ranks as one of the best forecasters in the nation within Anheuser-Busch’s supplier system. We are very fortunate to have Mindy as an employee for Kentucky Eagle!"

Rusty Dyer, Vice President of Operations, Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Alan Ritchie

Information Technology Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, KY
Manager Quote

“Alan has been with Kentucky Eagle, Inc. just over six years. Two years ago, because of Alan’s performance, he was honored as a member of the Executive Management Team. Alan is consistently willing to adjust his schedule to make changes and upgrades to our systems at night and on weekends when it is the least disruptive to the company. Alan's passion for the security of our data and our technology systems is unmatched, and we are appreciative of his efforts!"

David Stubblefield, Vice President and General Manager of Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Tricia Atcher

On-Premise Sales Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, Ky.
Manager Quote

“Trisha has a true passion for her job. It is her dedication, personality and customer relationships that make her so successful. She takes great pride in ensuring her team delivers on their goals for Kentucky Eagle, our retailers and supplier partners.”

Jim Gann, vice president of sales and marketing for Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Michael Robinson

Pre-Sell Delivery Representative

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington
Manager Quote

“Michael is a professional in every aspect of his job. Whether driving his delivery truck or delivering products to our customers, Michael’s performance is second to none. He is respectful, easygoing, and has great success with the customers he services. Kentucky Eagle Inc. is fortunate to have an employee like Michael Robinson.”

Rusty Dyer, Vice President of Operations

Randy Pratt

General Sales Manager

Perry Distributors, Inc.

Hazard, Kentucky
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"Randy got his feet wet in the beer business as a young man, starting as a (peddle) driver-salesman for our former Miller distributor, Manis Distributors, back in 1988. He hired on with Perry Distributors in 1991 as a driver-salesman and quickly showed his selling and personal communications skills to our retail partners and fellow employees. Through the years, he has held a number of positions – including team leader, key account manager and now general sales manager – excelling at each and setting a company standard for all that follow in his steps. His commitment to our retail partners, our company and our internal employees’ needs is evident in all aspects of his character. As in all smaller volume distributorships, everyone steps up to unexpected challenges sometimes unrelated to their current position. When these occasions occur, Randy can always be found at the front of the pack, without complaint. Our retailers know they can depend on him to be fair across the board on recommendations for brand resets and category selling advice so to grow the category and their store. He's a true friend to me and a valued asset to our company.”

Co-owner and Operations Manager Bill Fields

Mark Burgmaier

Fleet Manager

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

Lexington, KY
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"Mark and his team are in charge of Kentucky Eagle's total fleet which consists of 140 trucks, trailers, vans, pick-ups and cars. He is very conscientious about keeping our fleet in top shape. In addition to his strong work ethic, the best thing about Mark is his positive attitude. He gets problems thrown at him constantly and he handles everything with a smile on his face and a wonderful attitude. It is a true comfort knowing that Mark is in charge of such an important part of our business. I know our people are riding in safe vehicles and that our products are being delivered on time and in good shape to all of our accounts. Kentucky Eagle is very blessed to have Mark on our team."

President Ann Bakhaus

Jeff Weiland

Sales Manager West

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Jeff uses his 16 years of industry experience to make his team better every day. His investment in his team and market yield great returns on team culture and market execution. Jeff's positive attitude in all he does and willingness to do whatever is needed to get the job done make him a great ambassador for Crown Distributors."

Andy Frank | General Sales Manager | Crown Distributors, LLC

Joe Cleveland

Off-Premise Sales Representative

Crown Distributors

Topeka, KS
Manager Quote

"Joe has separated himself as one of the best salesmen in our company, and beyond that is one of the better people you will meet. His high level of execution at his accounts is due in large part to always pushing himself for bigger and better displays. Joe is a great teammate and valuable asset to Crown; he is always there to help those around him. His hard work and determination have helped him earn his way from a route driver to a sales route in the company. Joe makes our sales team & company a better place and we are lucky to have him."

Andy Frank | General Sales Manager | Crown Distributors, LLC

Kevin Timm

Operations Manager

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Kevin's vast knowledge of operations has enabled his success and growth as Operations Manager. He comes to work every day with a positive attitude and is ready to get after it. His drive to do the job the right way is reflected in the warehouse and within our delivery team. In Kevin’s time away from work, he enjoys hunting and hanging out with his sons. Thank you, Kevin, for being a Crown leader."

Kyle Koster, Operations Manager, Crown Distributors

Jason Bridges

Off-Premise Sales Representative

Crown Distributing

Topeka, KS
Manager Quote

"Jason started as a delivery driver and quickly moved into a sales position. For over 20 years, he has gone above and beyond for the company and his customers. He has a vast knowledge of our portfolio and works hard to keep his customers informed. He has seen a lot of changes over the years and continues to adapt to the needs of the market."

Jesse Chapman, Sales Manager

Charlie Haines

Administrative Assistant

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Charlie always has a terrific attitude and willingness to help anyone, with anything. He is one of those people that never need to be asked to do something and is always receptive to taking on new tasks and challenges, always eager to learn. Charlie is a trusted resource that customers, employees, and our suppliers can always rely on for help."

Andy Frank, General Manager, Crown Distributors

Jenny Snow

Office Manager

Eagle Beverage

Frontenac, Kansas
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“Jenny is a wonderful employee and an even better person. She has been the cornerstone of our business, always the consummate professional. She is truly an exceptional team member who is prompt, courteous, self-motivated, highly talented, and makes our entire team better. We are blessed to have her on our team!”

Steve Beykirch, President

Gail (Ed) Totman

Operations Manager

Flint Hills Beverage

Osage City, Kansas
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"Ed has been a 41-year dedicated employee and will retire this year as operations manager for the last 30 years. As operations manager, he oversees all building, vehicle and equipment maintenance, property / health / disability insurance administration, and inventory management. His excellent sales forecasts of Anheuser-Busch InBev products has kept us and our customers in stock with fewer out of stocks. In fact, he has been the #1 sales forecaster in Kansas for over 28 years!”

Casey Mussatto, Owner/General Manager

Erin Hollenback

Sales Representative

Central States Beverage Company

Kansas City, Kansas
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“Erin demonstrates professionalism and passion in all that she does when servicing the needs of our retail partners in her territory. She consistently strives to provide retail customers with the information they need to make responsible purchasing decisions on the beers within our portfolio. Her commitment to our customers’ business has been evident since day one, and she continues to demonstrate a passion for the beer business by expanding her knowledge and understanding of the brewers we have the privilege to represent. Erin completed the level 2 certification of the Cicerone program to become a Certified Cicerone. We could not be happier to have such a committed team member.”

John Kane, VP/General Manager

Jeff Weiland

Sales Manager West

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Jeff uses his 16 years of industry experience to make his team better every day. His investment in his team and market yield great returns on team culture and market execution. Jeff's positive attitude in all he does and willingness to do whatever is needed to get the job done make him a great ambassador for Crown Distributors."

Andy Frank | General Sales Manager | Crown Distributors, LLC

Joe Cleveland

Off-Premise Sales Representative

Crown Distributors

Topeka, KS
Manager Quote

"Joe has separated himself as one of the best salesmen in our company, and beyond that is one of the better people you will meet. His high level of execution at his accounts is due in large part to always pushing himself for bigger and better displays. Joe is a great teammate and valuable asset to Crown; he is always there to help those around him. His hard work and determination have helped him earn his way from a route driver to a sales route in the company. Joe makes our sales team & company a better place and we are lucky to have him."

Andy Frank | General Sales Manager | Crown Distributors, LLC

Kevin Timm

Operations Manager

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Kevin's vast knowledge of operations has enabled his success and growth as Operations Manager. He comes to work every day with a positive attitude and is ready to get after it. His drive to do the job the right way is reflected in the warehouse and within our delivery team. In Kevin’s time away from work, he enjoys hunting and hanging out with his sons. Thank you, Kevin, for being a Crown leader."

Kyle Koster, Operations Manager, Crown Distributors

Jason Bridges

Off-Premise Sales Representative

Crown Distributing

Topeka, KS
Manager Quote

"Jason started as a delivery driver and quickly moved into a sales position. For over 20 years, he has gone above and beyond for the company and his customers. He has a vast knowledge of our portfolio and works hard to keep his customers informed. He has seen a lot of changes over the years and continues to adapt to the needs of the market."

Jesse Chapman, Sales Manager

Charlie Haines

Administrative Assistant

Crown Distributors

Salina, KS
Manager Quote

"Charlie always has a terrific attitude and willingness to help anyone, with anything. He is one of those people that never need to be asked to do something and is always receptive to taking on new tasks and challenges, always eager to learn. Charlie is a trusted resource that customers, employees, and our suppliers can always rely on for help."

Andy Frank, General Manager, Crown Distributors

Jenny Snow

Office Manager

Eagle Beverage

Frontenac, Kansas
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“Jenny is a wonderful employee and an even better person. She has been the cornerstone of our business, always the consummate professional. She is truly an exceptional team member who is prompt, courteous, self-motivated, highly talented, and makes our entire team better. We are blessed to have her on our team!”

Steve Beykirch, President

Gail (Ed) Totman

Operations Manager

Flint Hills Beverage

Osage City, Kansas
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"Ed has been a 41-year dedicated employee and will retire this year as operations manager for the last 30 years. As operations manager, he oversees all building, vehicle and equipment maintenance, property / health / disability insurance administration, and inventory management. His excellent sales forecasts of Anheuser-Busch InBev products has kept us and our customers in stock with fewer out of stocks. In fact, he has been the #1 sales forecaster in Kansas for over 28 years!”

Casey Mussatto, Owner/General Manager

Erin Hollenback

Sales Representative

Central States Beverage Company

Kansas City, Kansas
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Manager Quote

“Erin demonstrates professionalism and passion in all that she does when servicing the needs of our retail partners in her territory. She consistently strives to provide retail customers with the information they need to make responsible purchasing decisions on the beers within our portfolio. Her commitment to our customers’ business has been evident since day one, and she continues to demonstrate a passion for the beer business by expanding her knowledge and understanding of the brewers we have the privilege to represent. Erin completed the level 2 certification of the Cicerone program to become a Certified Cicerone. We could not be happier to have such a committed team member.”

John Kane, VP/General Manager

Brandon Etscheidt

Fleet Mechanic

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manager Quote

"Brandon is a great asset to our team. Along with his day to day duties, the marketing team can always count on him to help with driving for a tailgate or a last minute special event. He is never too shy for a photo op featuring a new truck wrap or product launch."

Liz Stith | 7G Distributing Marketing Manager

Barb Savage

Office Administrator

Doll Distributing

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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“Barb is truly a one-of-a-kind employee, who is always willing to help anyone. Over her 30 years with Doll Distributing, she has worn many hats, including HR, payroll, inventory, pricing, and promos. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, and we are proud to have her on our team!”

Tami Doll, Owner

Joe Jurgens

Full-Time Merchandiser

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manager Quote

“Joe was a part-time merchandiser for 8 years before coming on full time. He did everything that was asked of him and more, including long days during busy home Iowa football games. When Joe was in need of a full-time job, we offered him the full-time position and his excellent performance and attitude continued. We receive rave reviews from the accounts Joe services. He takes a lot of pride in his work and spends the time in each of his accounts to make sure that our products are out and ready to be sold. Joe is truly an asset to 7G Distributing!”

Mike Tisinger, Sales Support Manager

Clint Garbers

Delivery Manager

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Clint had been attempting to take a week of vacation for several weeks, but he kept having to push back his vacation due to a shortage among drivers. When he finally had the opportunity to take a week off, someone called in sick. When I had to call Clint to see if he could cover a route, his response was, ‘Yep, I'll do it. It needs to be done and I'll do whatever it takes.’ Clint always does ‘whatever it takes’ to get the job done, even when he is on vacation and it’s his 20th wedding anniversary. All I can say is that Clint has definitely earned it!”

Paul Schultz, Delivery Manager

Paul Hammerschmidt

Operations Manager - Davenport

7G Distributing

Davenport, IA
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"Paul is a true beer man and one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals in our company. As our operations manager in Davenport, we rely on Paul each day to ensure that the beer continues to flow smoothly to our customers!"

Mason Lee, Vice President of Operations

Brandon Etscheidt

Fleet Mechanic

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manager Quote

"Brandon is a great asset to our team. Along with his day to day duties, the marketing team can always count on him to help with driving for a tailgate or a last minute special event. He is never too shy for a photo op featuring a new truck wrap or product launch."

Liz Stith | 7G Distributing Marketing Manager

Barb Savage

Office Administrator

Doll Distributing

Council Bluffs, Iowa
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“Barb is truly a one-of-a-kind employee, who is always willing to help anyone. Over her 30 years with Doll Distributing, she has worn many hats, including HR, payroll, inventory, pricing, and promos. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, and we are proud to have her on our team!”

Tami Doll, Owner

Joe Jurgens

Full-Time Merchandiser

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manager Quote

“Joe was a part-time merchandiser for 8 years before coming on full time. He did everything that was asked of him and more, including long days during busy home Iowa football games. When Joe was in need of a full-time job, we offered him the full-time position and his excellent performance and attitude continued. We receive rave reviews from the accounts Joe services. He takes a lot of pride in his work and spends the time in each of his accounts to make sure that our products are out and ready to be sold. Joe is truly an asset to 7G Distributing!”

Mike Tisinger, Sales Support Manager

Clint Garbers

Delivery Manager

7G Distributing

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Clint had been attempting to take a week of vacation for several weeks, but he kept having to push back his vacation due to a shortage among drivers. When he finally had the opportunity to take a week off, someone called in sick. When I had to call Clint to see if he could cover a route, his response was, ‘Yep, I'll do it. It needs to be done and I'll do whatever it takes.’ Clint always does ‘whatever it takes’ to get the job done, even when he is on vacation and it’s his 20th wedding anniversary. All I can say is that Clint has definitely earned it!”

Paul Schultz, Delivery Manager

Paul Hammerschmidt

Operations Manager - Davenport

7G Distributing

Davenport, IA
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"Paul is a true beer man and one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals in our company. As our operations manager in Davenport, we rely on Paul each day to ensure that the beer continues to flow smoothly to our customers!"

Mason Lee, Vice President of Operations

Greg Williams

Warehouse Operations Manager

United Beverage

South Bend, IN
Manager Quote

"Greg has been an incredible asset at United Beverage for the past 30 years! He is one of the hardest working, most dedicated employees we have, and any company would be lucky to have him—his work is top-notch. Greg is well respected among his peers and a true leader at the company."

Matt Nelson, Director of Government Affairs

Shawn Schmitt

Warehouse Manage

Hedinger Beverage Distributing

Jasper, Indiana
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“Shawn is the kind of employee who will do anything for anybody. He’ll unload trucks on the weekend without being asked to do so, and he takes great pride in his work. He is an invaluable member of our team.”

Keith G. Hedinger, President

Sara Becker

Print Shop Manager

Hedinger Beverage Distributing Co., Inc.

Jasper, Indiana
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“As our company’s print shop manager, Sara Becker works hard behind-the-scenes to create signs, banners, posters, and more. A native of Jasper, Indiana, she cares about our business and helps lead our company’s community involvement. We’re so thankful to have her on our team.”

Terra Bair, Office Manager

Greg Williams

Warehouse Operations Manager

United Beverage

South Bend, IN
Manager Quote

"Greg has been an incredible asset at United Beverage for the past 30 years! He is one of the hardest working, most dedicated employees we have, and any company would be lucky to have him—his work is top-notch. Greg is well respected among his peers and a true leader at the company."

Matt Nelson, Director of Government Affairs

Shawn Schmitt

Warehouse Manage

Hedinger Beverage Distributing

Jasper, Indiana
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“Shawn is the kind of employee who will do anything for anybody. He’ll unload trucks on the weekend without being asked to do so, and he takes great pride in his work. He is an invaluable member of our team.”

Keith G. Hedinger, President

Sara Becker

Print Shop Manager

Hedinger Beverage Distributing Co., Inc.

Jasper, Indiana
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“As our company’s print shop manager, Sara Becker works hard behind-the-scenes to create signs, banners, posters, and more. A native of Jasper, Indiana, she cares about our business and helps lead our company’s community involvement. We’re so thankful to have her on our team.”

Terra Bair, Office Manager

Mark Shearer

Graphic Artist

Euclid Beverage, LLC

North Aurora, IL
Manager Quote

“With more than 30 years of experience, Mark has seen nearly every trend that has come and gone in the industry. Even after all that time, he still comes to work with the joy and excitement of a new recruit. His comedic and fun loving personality is contagious to his co-workers and customers alike. He is a leader and innovator the sign shop. At the end of the day, you can always count on Mark to get the job done.”

Jayson Walker, Merchandising Manager

Eric E. Jackson

Inventory Ordering & Planning Manager

Euclid Beverage, LLC

Aurora, IL
Manager Quote

"Eric has been with the company just under 10 years. During that time he has worked his way through a number of positions in operations. He continuously proves himself to be a valuable asset to the company."

John Bump, Warehouse Manager

Darren Smith

Operations Manager

LaMonica Beverages, Inc.

Loves Park, Ill.
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