Management

Andrews Team 2016

Andrews Distributing Management Team

  • Barry Thumbnail 2015 2 Chairman/CEO

    Barry Andrews

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    As founder of Andrews Distributing, Barry Andrews has been instrumental in his company’s advancement and growth in the Texas beer business. With over 32 years of experience in this exciting industry, Barry has grown Andrews to a company of 1,000 employees…

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    Barry Andrews

    Chairman/CEO

    As founder of Andrews Distributing, Barry Andrews has been instrumental in his company’s advancement and growth in the Texas beer business. With over 32 years of experience in this exciting industry, Barry has grown Andrews to a company of 1,000 employees and 12 warehouses in North and South Texas. 

    Barry is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University and after college he returned to his hometown, Corpus Christi, where he founded Andrews Distributing in 1976. Barry is an active civic leader in both Corpus Christi and Dallas, and has served in numerous capacities through various industry organizations. Barry also enjoys being politically active to help support the advancement of the beer industry in Texas and nationwide. He and his wife have two children and two granddaughters.

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    Mike McGuire

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    As president of Andrews Distributing, Mike serves the team by communicating its purpose, vision and values and is responsible for working with the organization on delivering service excellence for their customers. Andrews’ purpose is brand building...

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    Mike McGuire

    President

    As president of Andrews Distributing, Mike serves the team by communicating its purpose, vision and values and is responsible for working with the organization on delivering service excellence for their customers. Andrews’ purpose is brand building, in the greater service of thriving team members and stakeholders. The team lives by the core values set out in the company’s value wheel. Andrews is one of the nation’s leading beer distributors serving over 10,000 retail customers with a portfolio of more than 700 brands from 42 brewing partners. The Andrews team is comprised of 1,600 team members that are passionate about brand building.

    Mike has served as president of Andrews since 2010 and has served on MillerCoors and Heineken’s national distributor councils. Prior to joining Andrews, Mike spent 16 years in high-tech sales and marketing leadership roles. Mike is an active board member of the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas as well as the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Mike serves on the Highland Park United Methodist Church Pastor Parish Relations Committee and on the advisory board of the S.M. Wright Foundation. Mike also serves on the Baylor Scott and White Hospital Advisory Board. Mike earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU and a Management Degree from Boston College. He and his wife Natalie are the loving parents of two daughters.

  • 03 Mike Barnes112x112 Executive Vice President/GM North Texas

    Mike Barnes

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    With over 25 years of experience in the beer industry, Mike currently serves as the General Manager for North Texas. Mike started his career with Miller Brands in Denver and has held several positions at Andrews since relocating to Dallas...

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    Mike Barnes

    Executive Vice President/GM North Texas

    With over 25 years of experience in the beer industry, Mike currently serves as the General Manager for North Texas.  Mike started his career with Miller Brands in Denver and has held several positions at Andrews since relocating to Dallas in 1994. 

    Mike holds an engineering degree from Central Missouri State University, where he was the team captain of the football team and also played rugby. Mike is involved with the National Charity League and serves on two National Distribution Advisory Councils. He and his wife Darla have two children.

  • Roy Foster 1.5x1 Chief Financial Officer - Business Operations

    Roy Foster

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    In leading Andrews financial business operations Roy is responsible for the internal Andrews strategic and tactical financial plans including reporting, budgeting, business planning, business and service unit support...

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    Roy Foster

    Chief Financial Officer - Business Operations

    In leading Andrews financial business operations Roy is responsible for the internal Andrews strategic and tactical financial plans including financial reporting, budgeting and business planning, business unit and service unit support and improving the operational profits of Andrews. Roy is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration-with Honors from SMU’s Cox School of Business.

  • David Garza2 Vice President of Human Resources

    David Garza

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    David is a senior HR executive with over 24 years of HR and leadership experience. His capabilities in talent management and development align with our goal of developing our team into the nation’s leading beer and Red Bull brand builders.

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    David Garza

    Vice President of Human Resources

    David is a senior HR executive with over 24 years of HR and leadership experience. Before coming to Andrews, David led his own Human Resources consulting company, Compass Human Capital Advisors. During that time, he assumed the VP of Human Resources executive responsibilities at companies including Insight Equity and Reddy Ice. David previously held the VP of Human Resources position for Mission Foods, where he provided HR support for the company’s two divisions and 6,000 employees. He has also worked at Telvista Incorporated, the Regus Group, and in several other industries. His capabilities in talent management and development align with our goal of developing our team into the nations leading brand builders.

    David grew up in Carrollton and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a BS in Engineering with a focus of study in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. He served in the US Army for 6 and 1/2 years, including the Desert Storm Operation. His bravery in this operation was awarded with a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for valor and heroism under enemy fire. After serving our country, David graduated from the University of Texas Austin’s McCombs School of Business with an MBA in Management.

  • 06 David Holt112x112 Vice President of Brand Building

    David Holt

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    David has been in the beer business since 1992. His past positions have spanned virtually every segment of Andrews’ business, including delivery, merchandising, special events, account management, district sales management...

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    David Holt

    Vice President of Brand Building

    David has been in the beer business since 1992. His past positions have spanned virtually every segment of Andrews’ business, including delivery, merchandising, special events, account management, district sales management, chain management and brand management.

    David leads the Andrews brand management team, a group dedicated to the responsibility of building the Andrews portfolio of brands today and into the future. David is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has three children with his wife, Kristin.

  • K Wittig Thumbnail Vice President of Marketing Services

    Katy Wittig

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    As Vice President of Marketing Services, Katy is responsible for supporting the sales team through business planning that drives brand building activities from our suppliers, brand management team and sales force. This team also oversees...

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    Katy Wittig

    Vice President of Marketing Services

    As Vice President of Marketing Services, Katy is responsible for supporting the sales team through business planning that drives brand building activities from our suppliers, brand management team and sales force. This team also oversees the activation of supplier and internal programs through point of sale management and production. Katy leads the efforts of our creative team for both external program creation for our retailers and internal employee initiatives. Additionally, Katy supports Andrews’ overall communications strategy, focusing on employee engagement and effective external communication tactics.

    Katy oversees our Distributing Cheer platform, the Andrews community involvement program which supports one of four Andrews strategic pillars, across all four areas of operation – Corpus Christi, Allen, Fort Worth and Dallas. She also helps support the activation of supplier involvement in local brand building events.

    Katy is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelors in marketing, and holds a graduate marketing and management certificate from Southern Methodist University. Katy is married and has three children.

  • 011844175223346 Chief Financial Officer

    Joe Jernigan

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    As a 30 year veteran of the beer business, Joe is responsible for financial and strategic planning for Andrews Distributing. His career has been painted with 15 successful acquisitions in 15 years and he is excited for future Andrews growth opportunities. Joe holds...

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    Joe Jernigan

    Chief Financial Officer

    As a 30 year veteran of the beer business, Joe is responsible for financial and strategic planning for Andrews Distributing. His career has been painted with 15 successful acquisitions in 15 years and he is excited for future Andrews growth opportunities. 

    Joe holds a business degree from El Centro College and is a former board member for the Stemmons Corridor Business Assocition. He and his lovely wife have two children and two granddaughters.

  • 08 Sean Murphy112x112 Vice President/GM South Texas

    Sean Murphy

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    Sean has worked in the beer business for over 25 years and is responsible for the Andrews' South Texas business operations. During his career he has successfully acquired and integrated two distributorships into the Andrews family. Sean also takes pride...

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    Sean Murphy

    Vice President/GM South Texas

    Sean has worked in the beer business for over 25 years and is responsible for the Andrews' South Texas business operations. During his career he has successfully acquired and integrated two distributorships into the Andrews family. Sean also takes pride in mentoring young managers and developing team members. 

    Sean holds a Marketing Degree from The University of North Texas and sits on the board for the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Carol have three children.

  • 09 John Ross112x112 Vice President of Information Technology

    John Ross

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    In overseeing Andrews’ IT department, John is responsible for directing the information and data integrity of the entire Andrews enterprise, which includes all data centers, technical service centers, production and scheduling functions, help desks, communication networks...

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    John Ross

    Vice President of Information Technology

    In overseeing Andrews’ IT department, John is responsible for directing the information and data integrity of the entire Andrews enterprise, which includes all data centers, technical service centers, production and scheduling functions, help desks, communication networks, computer program developments and computer systems operations. 

    John is a graduate of Texas State University and holds a MBA from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife Courtney have two children.

  • D Betz Thumbnail Vice President of Supply Chain

    Dan Betz

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    As Vice President of Supply Chain, Dan oversees the distribution center team, logistics team (focusing on intercompany logistics), and supply chain team. Dan is a leader with more than 25 years of broad, senior-level experience in distribution...

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    Dan Betz

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    As Vice President of Supply Chain, Dan oversees the distribution center team, logistics team (focusing on intercompany logistics), and supply chain team. Dan is a leader with more than 25 years of broad, senior-level experience in distribution, warehouse and supply chain management in various industries including multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies in the beverage, automotive, and flooring industries.

    Dan graduated with a BBA in Operations Management from Temple University in Philadelphia. He and his wife Suzanne have two daughters.

  • N Lake Thumbnail2016 Vice President of Commericial Strategy

    Nick Lake

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    As Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Nick is responsible for supporting the sales, brand and leadership teams with insights, leading indicators and dashboards through the business planning and analytics team.

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    Nick Lake

    Vice President of Commericial Strategy

    As Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Nick is responsible for supporting the sales, brand and leadership teams with insights, leading indicators and dashboards through the business planning and analytics team. This team supports the Andrews brand building mission and the drive to be our customers' most-trusted advisor with shopper and consumer insights to enable decisions that create more value for our retailers.

    Nick is a leader with more than 20 years of beer and alcohol industry experience, analyzing industry trends and assisting suppliers, distributors and retail partners with their beer category growth strategies.

    Prior to joining Andrews Distributing, Nick was at Procter and Gamble in a variety of sales and sales management positions, Nielsen, where he co-led the beverage alcohol vertical, and Heineken USA, where he led the category development. Nick is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors in Business Administration and an MBA. He and his wife Martha have three children.

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Welcome Brewers

Whether you represent a beer brand that is currently in the Andrews portfolio, or one that you wish to introduce to the Texas market, we appreciate your interest in learning what makes Andrews Distributing unique.

In this section of our website, dedicated exclusively to suppliers and brewers, we’ll give you a deeper look at the five core areas of our business that we consider to be the benchmarks of success. Regardless of size or geography, our supplier and brewer partnerships are extremely important to us.

We exist to help you build your brand, and here you’ll learn how we do it.

Winning Culture

Winning is a huge part of the Andrews culture. Our process is to find out what measures of performance matter to you and then execute until we meet or exceed your objectives. Our dedication to winning has resulted in numerous awards for outstanding performance, and more importantly it has helped our suppliers and brewers establish lasting relationships with loyal beer lovers in our markets.

Maybe it’s just our Texas pride, but we simply won’t settle for anything less than victory.

Acquisition and Integration Excellence

We use the term “acquisition” to describe both our long-term growth strategy of acquiring other distributorships and our pursuit of adding the world’s finest beer brands to our portfolio. In both instances, we have a strong history of successful acquisitions.

In all of our distributor acquisitions, we have successfully maintained and strengthened retail relationships while avoiding any disruption in service. Since our growing portfolio contains some of the best selling beers in the world, we bring enormous value to acquired areas of distribution.

Here you’ll learn more about how we acquire and integrate brands into markets in a seamless manner that leads to efficiency and success.

Portfolio Growth

Our mission statement says it all – brand building is what we do.

We’ve made heavy investments in research tools and marketing resources that help us create measurable brand growth for our suppliers and brewers. It starts with understanding your target customer in our market and creating marketing plans that help them connect with your brand.

In this video, you will learn more about our world-class marketing and brand building capabilities. You will also see how we put your brand into the accounts where it will sell.

Service and Execution Excellence

In the beer business, service and execution can make or break a sales and profit plan. Retailers depend on their distributor for knowledge about top selling brands and expect their orders to arrive on time and in good condition.

With more than 12,000 on and off premise accounts in our territories, successful execution requires intense logistical planning, high-quality customer service, and virtually no mistakes. Andrews accounts and their customers will always receive exactly what they expect in the beer buying experience.

Collaborative Partnerships

We strive to be your valued partner in the Texas beer business.

This means we understand our commitment to you, and we consider your success our highest priority. Regardless of the size of your brewery or how many brands are in your line up, our approach does not change – we value our partners and go the extra mile for every single brand in our portfolio.

This video explores the five-step process that we employ to ensure that your brand performance exceeds your expectations. As you will see, Andrews is your committed and dedicated partner at every step of the sales process.