October 2020 | Meet Our Leaders
Meet Our Leaders
“Every month we highlight news or information from Heidelberg leaders so we can learn more about their teams and projects they are currently working on to help make the Heidelberg “wheel” roll smoothly!”
Operations Manager Youngstown
What is your background and career path at Heidelberg?
I started on August 2, 2018 as a sales professional. In 2019, I was Youngstown’s Sales Pro of the Year. In 2020, I became Youngstown’s operations manager.
What are your job responsibilities and priorities?
I manage multiple teams including delivery drivers, day and night warehouse Associates, all of the inventory coming in and out of the facility, as well as all equipment. Operations works together with the general manager, the general sales manager, and the administration teams.
Any recent accomplishments or notable projects from you/your team?
The operations team has really worked hard and pulled together, doing great things during this pandemic. With the record growth we experienced and being short-handed at times, Team Youngstown made it happen with whatever it took to get the job done. Longer days or nights, no team member was left behind. Everyone pitched in to get the job done! We also just finished construction on our new building to store additional product.
Who do you interact with on a regular basis – suppliers, retailers, management, HDC “wheel” teams?
I interact with all the departments in Youngstown on a daily basis making sure we are building and maintaining positive teamwork and relationships.
What alcohol beverage trends are you seeing?
This seems to be the standard answer, but the seltzer category has just spiked like no other. The same can be said about Mark Anthony brands.
How has the business and/or company changed since you joined Heidelberg?
I’ve only been with the company a little over two years, so I haven’t seen much change. I will say what has really been impressive is how this company came together and did whatever it took to make sure everyone was safe and taken care of during this pandemic. There is no other company doing what Heidelberg is doing for their employees. It’s truly an honor to work here and be part of the Heidelberg family.
How do you like to spend time when you’re away from work (family/hobbies)?
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife, family and friends. Hanging out in the pool/bar in my backyard. Buying/selling shoes. Going to comic cons.
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