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South Burlington
  • Farrell Distributing Corp.
  • 5 Holmes Road
  • South Burlington, Vt. 05403
  • Tel: 802-864-4422
  • Fax: 802-864-9878
Rutland
  • Farrell Distributing Corp.
  • 200 Farrell Road
  • Rutland, Vt. 05701
  • Tel. 802-775-2391
President/CEO

David J. Farrell

President/CEO

David began his career at FDC over 30 years ago in the company's former Winooski plant. David represents the third generation in the family business along with his two sisters and his niece who brings a fourth generation to FDC . He follows his grandfather and father serving as president of the company as it enters its 80th year. He began his first summer in the breakage room where damaged goods were cleaned and repackaged. David worked through delivery, merchandising, sales and sales management before moving into marketing for the company in the mid 90's and becoming its VP of Sales a decade or so later. David serves as a board member for the National Beer Wholesalers Assn. and the Burlington Business Assn. and is the current president of the Vermont Wholesale Beverage Assn. He lives in South Burlington with his wife Nancy and their two children DJ and Taylor. David enjoys snowboarding, golf, cooking, and live music in his spare time.

Accounting Manager

Kim Campagna

Accounting Manager

Graphic Arts Manager

Cindy Bessery

Graphic Arts Manager

General Manager

Todd Bouton

General Manager

Todd has worked at FDC for 24 years in many different capacities. A Graduate of the University of Vermont and a native to the state, Todd came to FDC immediately after graduation. Todd spent his first 6 years in Sales and the next 18 in Operations Management. Today he is the General Manager and enjoys his role in employing state of the art warehousing and "go to market"strategies. In his spare time, Todd enjoys Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Skiing and generally anything outdoors with his wife Terry and two children Nick & Erica.

Corporate Controller

Cathy Campbell

Corporate Controller

Cathy has worked for FDC since the summer of 2008. She received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and is a native to Burlington, Vermont.   Cathy came to FDC after nine years with the local Pepsi distributor. Prior to the beverage industry she spent several years in banking, healthcare and insurance.  She enjoys employing her financial skills in all areas of the business as the Corporate Controller.  Cathy enjoys camping, gardening and attending family sports events with her husband Rich and two daughters Rachel and Ryann. 

Director of Sales

Chris Vance

Director of Sales

Chris has held various sales positions throughout his career at Farrell. He began as a Sales Representative and then moved into the Assistant Sales Manager position in the Montpelier branch.  Chris was promoted to State NA Manger in 1993 in the South Burlington branch and is currently the Director of Sales for the company.  Chris is a native of Danville, VT and enjoys spending time in that community with his wife Pamela.  Chris and Pam enjoy traveling to NH to spend time with their son Derek, who is  living and working in Portsmouth and their daughter Alysia, who lives in Manchester and attending SNHU

 

Director of Marketing

Ryan Chaffin

Director of Marketing

Ryan joined FDC after 11 years working for the Long Trail Brewing Company in numerous roles in 2013, last being the State Manager for the brand. He comes to this position with  years of experience in business and brand management, content management, digital and social media marketing, major event and field marketing,  partnership alignment, and community outreach experience. He enjoys working directly with the brand partners across all segments and helping tell there stories while being out and about visiting the market across the state engaging retailers and consumers.  Ryan is a Champlain College graduate, has a wife Lindzey and a daughter Harlow Grace, along with two dogs!

State Beer Manager

Mike Shea

State Beer Manager

 

Mike began his career at Farrell Distributing in 1979 as an On-Premise Sales Representative, working from our South Burlington facility.  He has more than 34 years of experience in the beverage industries which are included in his 40 years in Sales.  Mike’s roles have included being a Sales Representative, Area Supervisor, Key Account Manager, Sales Manager, and his current position, Beer Product Manager. Mike works directly with our beer suppliers in the development and execution of brand strategies, sales goals and marketing programs. The business relationships and contacts that Mike has built over the years are instrumental in the continued development of our beer portfolio. Mike lives in Colchester, VT with his wife Sarah.  They have 3 daughters and 4 precious grandchildren. Mike enjoys family time, playing golf and traveling.

 

State Wine Manager

Mike Barford

State Wine Manager

 Mike came to Vermont to attend St Michaels College in 1973. Within a month of graduation in 1977, Mike got his start with Farrell Dist at their Winooski facility.  His first six years were operational with roles ranging from night crew, to delivery to wine room manager.  Sales dept life began briefly as a merchandiser followed by route sales for several years.  Management responsibilities include So Burlington Branch Sales Manager and the current role of State Wine Manager, which he has maintained since 1998.  Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Barbara, who he met at St Michaels and married in 1978.  When not at the lake, Mike and Barb love to spend time running, enjoying a nice glass of wine and travelling to visit their three daughters.

Beer Management

Mark Moore

Beer Management

Mark Moore started in the Beverage Industry with Farrell Distributing in 1990 as a Sales Rep in the Northeast Kingdom.  In 1994 Mark left to pursue other career opportunities outside of the industry.  It wasn't long before Mark realized his desire to get back into the industry.  In 1997 Mark joined another wholesaler in Vermont. During the next 18 years he enjoyed positions ranging from Sales Representative, Area Manager, NA Portfolio Manager, Red Bull Brand Manager and Sales Manager.  In 2015 Mark rejoined Farrell as the State Non Alcoholic Manager helping to develop and grow the beverage and snack categories.  During his free time Mark likes to relax with his wife and dog as well as hitting the roads on his bicycle.  

Red Bull Brand Manager

Doug Brassard

Red Bull Brand Manager

Doug Brassard has been in the beverage industry for nearly 26 years.  Though new to FDC, his career has included roles from Merchandising, Sales Representative, Area Manager, Key Account Manager.   He now is the Red Bull Brand Manager and has other responsibilities as well.   He has worked his career in Vermont where he was born and raised.   He enjoys golf, and running.

So. Burlington Plant Manager

Rod Cyr

So. Burlington Plant Manager

 Rod came to work at FDC in August of 1979 doing route delivery for 16 years in the Montpelier branch before becoming the assistant warehouse manager. Later, Rod became the Warehouse Manager. In 2000 FDC closed the Montpelier warehouse and operated  both territories out of the South Burlington facility where Rod became the Assistant Warehouse Manager  and later becoming the Warehouse Manager again. Rod currently is  the Plant Manager and has been for the past three years. Rod lives with his wife Carol in Barre and has raised two sons Ryan and Chris. 

State Craft Beer Manager

Jason Strempek

State Craft Beer Manager

Jason works with breweries on a statewide and national basis driving execution on plans and programs. He enjoys a hands-on approach managing the brands directly at retail and within our sales team.  He enjoys hockey, boating, live music, and most of all - watching his boys play lacrosse and baseball.  Jason lives in South Burlington with his wife, Kara, and their two sons, Nico and Damon. 

Northern Wine Manager

Jason LeDuc

Northern Wine Manager

 Jason has worked at Farrell for 11 years.  Jason graduated from Champlain College then went on to work in the restaurant industry for 8 years until he entered into the wholesale industry, selling to fine wine retail and restaurants.  He is currently the State Fine Wine Manager helping build the wine portfolio with small family wineries.  Jason has earned the Certified Specialist of Wine, from the Society of Wine Educators and Level 3 certification from The Wine and Spirit Education Trust.   In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and running.

Safety Officer / Whse Mgr.

Luke Roberge

Safety Officer / Whse Mgr.

Luke has performed many roles at FDC in his 16 years with the company, and is currently the Warehouse Manager in South Burlington.  With background in Route Delivery and Warehouse, his main focus today is in HR, safety, and everyday warehouse operations.  Outside of work, he spends time with his wife and 2 daughters, Jenn, Emma, and Annabelle, he’s an avid basketball player and golfer, and enjoys working around their home in Jericho.  

Southern Wine Manager, Wine Educator,

Donald Macdonald

Southern Wine Manager, Wine Educator,

I am a Graduate of New England Culinary Institute with both an AOS in culinary arts and a degree in Food & Beverage Management. I have worked at a number of restaurants/resorts over my 14 year career in F&B from being a line cook at The Hilton at Short Hills, to a Sous Chef at The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and also with Sugarbush Ski Resort as the Food and Beverage Manager. I have been with Farrell Distributing for over eleven years and am currently a Area Sales Manager, Brand Manager, & Wine Educator for the company. I oversee 3 Fine Wine and Craft Beer salespeople and 1 Route Jumper with a territory from Middlebury to Burlington as well as into Richmond and Stowe. I have also had the opportunity to do many TV spots as a wine personality for Farrell's teaching about wine regions, styles, & pairings for both channel 3 news as well as New England Cooks. I have completed level 3 WSET and will be completing the level 4 Diploma program this fall. I have also completed the certified specialist of wine program with the society of wine educators and am Cicerone Certified. I have also been directly involved in several charity events such as the Travis Roy Foundation Wine Event which is in its 8th year and I have also been on the Board for Stowe Wine & Food Festival for the past 3 years. 

I.T. / Customer Service Mgr.

Chris Ray

I.T. / Customer Service Mgr.

Chris has work at Farrell's since 2000. Chris is a native Vermonter and graduated from Vermont Technical College. Chris worked as a Computer Systems Engineer for 9 years before coming to Farrell's. Chris has also managed Farrell's customer service department since 2008. Chris enjoys golfing, biking and swimming with his kids Tyler and Jocelyn.

Craft Brand Manager / ASM

Randy Fortin

Craft Brand Manager / ASM

Randy started at Farrell's in 1987 as a Customer Service Rep and has worked in just about every department in sales before acquiring his current position, Craft Beer Manager. He seeks out fine craft beers from Vermont and all over the world.  Randy also handles marketing events enhancing product image and promoting sales.  His favorite part of the job is meeting brew masters, visiting their brewery, and learning what makes their beer different and unique.   He lives in Essex and enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as boating, BBQ’s, and of course – good beer! 

Craft Brand Manager / ASM

Scott Pearce

Craft Brand Manager / ASM

Scott joined the Farrell Team in October 2015, previously he was the Southern VT and Western MA Rep for Harpoon Brewery for 4 years. Since joining Farrell he has held the position of Area Sales Manager and now Craft Brand Manager. Scott is taking his love and passion of craft beer and using it to build the Farrell brands in accounts all across Southern VT. Scott lives in the Woodstock area and is a 2008 graduate of Norwich University. In his free time he enjoys being outside fishing, playing sports, hitting the slopes, and of course, enjoying a beer! 

Josh Trombley

Craft Brand Manager / ASM

Josh has been in sales for the last 16 years and lucky enough to have spent 11 of those years at FDC. Rrecently being promoted to craft beer manager,  always have had a true passion for craft beer and am looking forward to growing the brands represented within the FDC portfolio. 

Sales Support Manager

Graig Cummings

Sales Support Manager

Graig is from Barre, Vermont and is a graduate of Norwich University.  After spending time in the Military Graig joined Farrell Distributing in 1984 and has held many different Sales capacity jobs. Graig enjoys golf, when the weather permits and trips to Bentley University to see his son Cameron play Football. 

 

 

Field Marketing Manager

Nichole Nason

Field Marketing Manager

Nichole has been with Farrell Distributing for over 6 years with numerous responsibilities, currently as our On Premise Marketing Manager. Nichole is responsible for grass roots and field marketing of our key Beer, Wine and Red Bull brands. Among many responsibrilities, Nichole manages our state wide promotional teams, the coordination and execution of our consumer media programs, promotional events, and special events. Nichole is from Essex Jct. Vermont and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.  Nichole in her spare time enjoys being outside with family and friends and enjoying time with her dogs.

 

So. Burlington Sales Manager

Bob Blake

So. Burlington Sales Manager

Bob has been in the beverage business 40 years, the last 23 years with Farrell Distributing. He has held the position of Salesman, Area Sales Manager, Key Account Manager, and Sales Manager. He and his wife Wendy, enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

Rutland Warehouse Manager

Fred Reutling

Rutland Warehouse Manager

Fred  joined Farrell Distributing Corp. in March of 1998.  Before coming to Farrell Distributing he spent 7 years working in warehousing with a mail order business.  During his 17 years with Farrell Distributing Fred has worked in a number of different roles.  He began his journey with Farrell Distributing as a Delivery Driver and enjoyed that position for 8 years.  Following his time as a driver Fred worked in the position of Route Delivery Supervisor .   In March of 2014 he was promoted to the role of Warehouse Manager of the Rutland facility.   Fred enjoys spending his free time with his wife Jackie, his daughter Shay and son Alec.

Rutland Delivery Manager

Wes Flanders

Rutland Delivery Manager

Wes has worked for FDC since the summer of 1995.  He has held various positions throughout his tenure with the company, and is currently the Delivery Manager in Rutland. Wes likes hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and 4 amazing daughters.

 

 Education & Training Manager

Jeff Baker

Education & Training Manager " Curator Of The Curriculum"

 I’ve traveled far and wide, scouring the country for the best craft beers and the finest wines. I’ve worked my way up the East Coast from my home state of Florida, through a stint in Boston, to making Vermont my home. This new role will provide me the opportunity to engage more in the act of teaching. My path into, and through, fine wine and craft beer has always been driven by my love of knowledge.In vino veritas. I enjoy learning and I revel in the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others.

Dawn Rowlee

Fine Wine & Craft Sales/Brand Manager

Dawn is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Degree in Science.  She started in the Vermont wholesale wine and craft business in 2002. Prior to that she worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years where she developed her passion for Oregon, French and Italian wines. Growing up in a Vermont Agricultural family she takes pleasure in working with our Vermont producers to help promote their products. With FDC she will continue her role managing Wine Portfolios and working as part of the sales team to  support both Restaurant and Retail accounts.

 Dawn enjoys hiking the hills of New England with her German Shepard Zora. 

Fine Wine & Craft Sales/Brand Manager

Taylor Cameron

Fine Wine & Craft Sales/Brand Manager

Taylor was first introduced to the world of fine wine by family members who had just returned from a sabbatical in Australia. After graduating from UVM he made the snowboarder's pilgrimage to Lake Tahoe. With Tahoe as a home base, Taylor started exploring the west coast wine regions from Santa Barbara to Napa and even into the Willamette Valley and eastern Washington. During this time Taylor jumped into the deep end of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust which he stuck with all the way through the Diploma program. Next stop was Seattle where Taylor received a crash course in distribution and small production old world wines at a boutique importer. After five years on the west coast it was time to head back east. Taylor took a job with the esteemed Michael Skurnik Wines where the next four years he "pounded the pavement" in Manhattan and worked with some of the city's most exciting restaurants.  Taylor is now back in Vermont and is applying his studies, experiences and vision to the fine wine portfolio at FDC.

Mike Gordon

KAM

 Started in the fall of 1987. Started out as a merchandiser,  had the wine route in the Island, Swanton St Albans for about 2 years. Then took over the beer route in  north Georgia to Swanton, I ran that route for 15 years . Moved on to be the Area Manager in that market for 10 years. Currently on Key Account Management team . Key account Responsibility includes a mix between C Chains and Drug Stores.  

Joe Bizzarro

KAM

Joe has been at Farrell Distributing for over 25 years working out of the Rutland branch. He started as a route delivery person, moving to a sales position and then to an ASM. He was promoted to sales manger where he held the position for 7 + years. When Farrell started a Key Account team he became a key account manager which is the position he currently has for over 10 years. He also had a 4 year period where he was a beverage buyer for a local c-store and grocery store chain.

In his current position he manages and develops relationships with Grocery and C Chain stores.

He lives in Rutland with his wife Cherie and two daughters Julia and Abigail. In his spare time he enjoys cooking,golfing and spending time with friends.

Dave Shea

KAM

Married with three daughters and three grandsons. Lives in Winooski. Started selling beer and wine I 1978. Worked for Farrell’s from 1985 thru 1988. Returned to Farrell’s in 1995 and have been here since. Currently a wine, beer and NA key account manager handling wine for Grocery, C Chain Large Format and Drug stores. In earlier years worked as a Salesman, Superviser, On-premise and Draft Manager and Fine Wine manager. 

Debbie McGinnis

Wine Portfolio Manager

I started in the wholesale industry in 1985 after graduating from Mount Saint Joseph Academy.  In my 32 years, I've held various positions from office admin/management to sales/marketing to wine purchasing and inventory management.  I joined Farrell Distributing in late 2015 and currently hold a position as Wine Portfolio Manager.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, taking walks with our dogs, and a number of outdoor activities including four wheeling and kayaking.

Nichole Shangraw

Area Sales Manager / NA

I've been in the business for just over five years. I started with ghousen as a Red Bull brand manager, transistioning to Farrell in 2015 and look forward to growing our Red Bull and NA portfolio. I love being outside hiking, climbing and mountain biking. I also have a strong passion for animals having 2 rescue kitties and 1 rescue dog.

So. Burlington Delivery Manager

John Alger

So. Burlington Delivery Manager

John Alger started working for FDC out of the Montpelier branch in 1988 as a route driver. John was transferred to the South Burlington branch in the fall of 1999 after the Montpelier Branch was consolidated into our South Burlington operation. Through the years John has held various supervisory positions within the delivery / logistics department. Currently, John holds the position of Delivery Manager for our South Burlington operation. Within this capacity, John ensures our deliveries run smoothly throughout the northern half of Vermont. He is married with two children and has done two tours of service with the US Army in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Rutland Sales Manager

Peter Blandy

Rutland Sales Manager

 Pete started his career in the beverage industry in 1979 working for a wholesaler in No. Virginia. He held a number of positions including sales rep, District Manager, Key Account Manager and Sales Manager. In 1999, Pete moved his family to Vermont and went to work for the Gallo Winery as the Market Manager for Vermont and Western Mass. He moved to his current position as Sales Manager for the Rutland branch of Farrell Distributing in 2003. He and his wife Lynn have a son, two daughters and five grandchildren.

 

Rutland Office Manager

Lynn Celentano

Rutland Office Manager

Lynn began working in the office at Farrell in September 2000. She was promoted to Office Manager in December of 2004. Lynn worked in the banking field for 15 years before coming to Farrell's. Sje enjoys spending time at the beach and watching her kids play soccer & downhill race for Pico. She lives in Rutland Town with her husband Julia and Maci.

 

 

 

 

 

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