Mike Kugler

Senior Director of Sales
 
How long have you been with Origlio Beverage? It’s hard to believe, but my 29th anniversary is in April.
 
What positions have you held within the company? How much space do you have? I’ve held many positions. I started as a Merchandiser and since then, I’ve been a POS Manager, Sales Representative, District Sales Manager, Marketing Brand Manager, Sales Operations Director, Director of Sales On-Premise and Director of Sales – Grocery & Chain Convenience. I was recently promoted to Senior Director of Sales for both Reading and Philadelphia. 
 
Congratulations on your new position! What does the job entail? Thank you. I will now oversee all aspects of sales throughout our nine-county footprint. I will be working with and leading the various channels of sales in both markets to make sure we continue to be the best sales team in the industry. 
 
What are you looking forward to most in your new role? I look forward to working with all departments at Origlio, while continuing to build on the sales team’s great, positive culture. It’s a team effort and if we’re all aligned on expectations, we can achieve so much. I hope to train and lead the team with an eye on the future. 
 
What do you think it takes to be a top-notch Senior Director of Sales at Origlio Beverage? I think it’s vital to lead the team with integrity, respect, consistency and positive reinforcement. It’s also important to be a good listener and take differing points of view into account. I believe it’s my responsibility to mentor those seeking advice. I’ve learned a lot working with so many great people over the years.
 
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I enjoy spending time with family & friends, watching sports or sitting on my beach chair reading a good book (with a red Solo cup in hand).
 
What emoji(s) do you use most often? I really only use three – smiley face, thumbs up and American flag. My kids want me to create a Bitmoji, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. 
 
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be, past or present? Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood and Captain Dick Winters from Band of Brothers. 
 
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beer, where would you be and what beer would be in your hand? In the winter, I’m drinking Guinness in an Irish pub (Ireland would be nice, but one in Philly will do). In the spring, I prefer a session craft beer while watching playoff hockey. I’d go with a Corona or hard seltzer on late summer afternoons, with an extra cheese pizza delivered right to me on the beach. And in the fall, I love a good Oktoberfest or Heineken while hanging out with friends around a fire pit.
 
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