USA: National Distributing Company Announces New Regional Office and Three New Appointments
Florida Regional Office
The newly formed Regional Office serves to align NDC's efforts in Florida with the market initiatives of NDC's suppliers and retailers. Florida is NDC's largest market and the regional office will allow the company to develop a shared vision throughout the marketplace.
"The establishment of a new Regional Office reinforces our commitment to the business," said Michael C. Carlos, chairman and co-chief executive officer for NDC. "We have increased our resources and continue to add experienced leadership to better serve and grow the Florida market."
"We are always improving the ways to offer our suppliers and retailers added value," said Jay Davis, president and co-chief executive officer for NDC. "Having one central office to align all five Florida houses now offers our partners a uniform, state-wide approach to the marketplace."
The appointment of Jim Smith as President and Regional Director of Florida is a new role within the company. He will oversee all aspects of the NDC Florida operations, working closely with the managing directors of the five distribution centers. An industry veteran, Smith brings 26 years of experience, all with NDC. He began his career in 1973 in the Tampa market as a sales trainee, with subsequent moves to Sarasota, South Florida and, in 1990, Colorado.
"As NDC continues its growth and expansion into new markets, it is critical that we focus on our core business for today and tomorrow," said Smith. "This new initiative in Florida is a natural progression of our goal to better align ourselves with the retail trade as well as our supplier partners."
Replacing Smith in Colorado as president and managing director will be Pat Vogel. He brings close to 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry to the position, with almost 10 of those years as the vice president and managing director for NDC in New Mexico. Prior to his work with NDC, Vogel served as president of Phillips Beverage Company of New Mexico Inc., which was purchased in 1991 by NDC.
"Colorado has a very successful, well-run organization and I plan to continue to build on the foundation that Jim Smith laid," said Vogel. "I'm looking forward to working with the wonderful people and brands of the Colorado house."
Replacing Vogel as the new executive vice president and managing director for New Mexico will be Bob Daws. He offers 24 years of industry expertise, including five years with NDC. Previously he served as vice president and general sales manager for NDC's Deerfield Beach, Fla. distribution center where he oversaw all aspects of NDC's sales and marketing efforts among bars, restaurants, package stores and other beverage alcohol licensees.
"NDC's New Mexico operation has a history of terrific management and successful operations," said Daws. "I'm really looking forward to coming back to such a well-run outfit and continuing the tradition of achievement Pat Vogel established before me."
About National Distributing Company, Inc.
National Distributing Co. is the nation's third-largest wine and spirits distributor, with distribution centers in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Colorado, New Mexico, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. National also operates brokerage businesses in Ohio and Montgomery County, Maryland.
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