Republic National Distributing Company’s integration with Young’s Market Company (Young’s) continues as RNDC announces expanded roles and leaders for the new RNDC/Young’s National Accounts Team.
Greg Bowdish, Corporate EVP, National Accounts and Category Services, will lead the newly integrated National Accounts Team. Bowdish has more than 30 years of industry experience, entering the industry as a Gallo Distributor through the E. & J. Gallo Distributor program. During the 2007 merger that created RNDC, he designed a distributor-led approach for national and strategic customers.
Leading the National Accounts – Retail Team is Dave Lane, Senior VP, National Accounts. Lane started with RNDC in June 2019. Prior to RNDC, he spent 13 years with Terlato Wines in a variety of progressive leadership roles, including President and COO. Before joining Terlato, he spent 14 years with E. & J. Gallo Winery in senior management roles.
Lane will be responsible for leading a team that provides sales support and expertise to retail customers across the country.
Leading the National Accounts – On Premise Team is Jennifer Engel, Senior VP, National Accounts. Joining RNDC in January 2020, she brings knowledge and years of industry experience from her leadership roles with Anheuser-Busch, Jackson Family Wines, Banfi and Santa Margherita USA.
Engel will be responsible for building and leading innovative teams while implementing customer-centric and sales-driven programs.
Leading the Category Services Team is Dirk van Renesse, Senior VP, Category Services. Prior to joining RNDC in 1996, he worked for the E. & J. Gallo Winery in a variety of management roles. He is recognized by the Category Management Association (CMA) as a Certified Professional Strategic Advisor. Van Renesse leads an team that provides tools that bundle market-level data with consumer insights intelligence to provide customer assortment solutions.
The National Accounts team continues to report to RNDC COO Bob Hendrickson.
“We are excited to have the best talent in the industry leading our integrated corporate and commercial sales teams,” says Hendrickson. “Our bench strength continues to grow – it’s unmatched in the industry.”