Connecticut Distributors, Inc., an affiliate of Breakthru Beverage Group, has announced the appointment of John Slocum to the role of President, effective February 1, 2022.
In this role, Slocum will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, operations, finance and human resources.
“John’s vast market knowledge, long-standing relationships with our supplier and customer partners and his commitment to their performance while maintaining CDI’s thriving culture made him the logical choice to fill this essential role and help drive our business forward,” says Joe Davolio, CDI Board Chair on behalf of the CDI Board. “John’s broad expertise across both commercial and corporate business functions along with his proven track record of leading teams and organizations to great success are exactly the qualities we sought for this position.”
Slocum brings an array of industry experience to the role, beginning 25 years ago as a part-time warehouse associate and as a back-up driver. He grew into future sales leadership positions, which included Regional Sales Manager and President at Slocum & Sons of Rhode Island, and Executive Vice President & General Manager at Slocum & Sons of Connecticut.
Slocum succeeds John Parke, who will be re-joining E&J Gallo Winery in February and will relocate back to California.