Meet Our Leaders

Eric Flatt

Operations Manager Cleveland

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What is your background and career path at Heidelberg? (Year started at HDC, major milestones)
I started with Heidelberg Distributing in 1998. My first job was on third shift where I worked for three years. I moved to second shift for four years and drove before spending five years working on first shift. I became warehouse manager in 2010 and was named operations manager in 2012.

What are your job responsibilities and priorities?
My main job is to ensure all of our deliveries are made to the best of our abilities. I also oversee all aspects of operations, so they are running as efficiently as possible.

Any recent accomplishments or notable projects from you/your team?
Our most notable accomplishment as of late is our transition from the conveyor system to pick-to-pallet. The switch was a lot of hard work but with the support of the whole team it was a smooth transition.

Who do you interact with on a regular basis – suppliers, retailers, management, HDC “wheel” teams?
I have daily interaction with our general manager to keep lines of communication open to any problems that may arise. I also am in daily communication with our supply chain team to make sure we are able to receive as many goods as possible.

What alcohol beverage trends are you seeing?
The biggest tend I see is the explosion of the seltzer brands.

How has the business and/or company changed since you joined Heidelberg?
When I first started at Heidelberg it was just another job. As the years have gone by it has become more of a family and a way of life. So much so, those closest to me say “I bleed the red!”

How do you like to spend time when you’re away from work (family/hobbies)?
I enjoy spending my free time with my girlfriend and her boys, they keep me young at heart.