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
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.
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.
Northern Craft Beer Brand Manager
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.
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.
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.
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.