On-Premise District Manager
How long have you been with the company? 12 years. What other positions have you held in the company? I started working part-time picking beer while I was in college. After that, I held positions in delivery, merchandising and on-premise sales, and now I am the district manager for the on-premise team in Lancaster County.
What has been the best thing about your job? The best thing has been to see my teammates grow and develop in the company. I am a father of 3 kids at home. Nothing makes me prouder than when my kids accomplish a goal they’ve set out to achieve. With that said, a close second is seeing a mentee reach their own career goals.
What does your current job entail? To grow and facilitate a sales team that will consistently exceed the expectations of our customers and suppliers.
What does it take to make sure your department runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis? My department consists of 3 excellent folks, so they make overseeing our team a pleasure. Cohesion, communication and clarity are all primary tenets of our team philosophy. When we achieve these goals, the rest falls into place.
What does it take to be a top-notch sales manager? Quick thinking, problem solving and a true enjoyment of sales are important. Hiring an excellent, teachable and resilient team are paramount. The degree in psychology sure doesn’t hurt either – it helps to know how to motivate people!
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Fitness and sports have always been important to me, at this point in my life this translates into spending time in the gym. In the evening, I get a kick out of the Daddy role – I help the kids with homework, coach sports and get outdoors as much as I can. When there’s an open weekend, I like to travel with my family. We get our toes in the sand whenever possible.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beer, where would you be and what beer would you have in your hand? In Belgium, with a Palm (or two) in my hand with my wife… and no kids. I love them, but they can sit this trip out. When you’re thirsty, you can grab a Palm on tap at DipCo in Lancaster.