South Burlington Contacts
Farrell Distributing Corp.
- 5 Holmes Road
- South Burlington, Vt. 05403
- Tel: 802-864-4422
- Fax: 802-864-9878
David J. Farrell
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.
Graphic Arts 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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.