I have been in the Beer Industry my entire life. My father owned the Authorized Miller Beer Wholesaler on Long Island in Suffolk County for 40 years. Quintree Distributors Inc. is where I got my start in the Beer Business. I have learned our industry from the ground up, starting in the warehouse as a forklift operator thru foreman followed by driving a route truck. I then moved into Sales.
Here, I spent 10 years as a Route Sales Account Manager with Boening Brothers Beer and Ale, Inc. calling on General Market accounts, encompassing both On and Off premise trades. This was the Company that my father sold his business to in 1981. Due to my excellent performance as a Salesman, I was promoted to District Sales Manager, General Market Division, where I was the supervisor for one quarter of Long Island , NY.
When I moved from New York to North Carolina, I had signed on with I.H. Caffey Distributing Company as an Area Sales Manager in the Supermarket Division. My territory consisted of 5 sales routes in South Charlotte supervising 6 full time employees and 5 part timers.
With the changing economy I find myself in search of a new position with a Distributor or Supplier in a Sales or Supervisory capacity and I am eager to return to our industry.