BGDC LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Leadership Team.

CORE VALUES

Our leadership has helped to define us shaping our future.

At BGDC Distribution, our leadership team embodies a spirit of curiosity, innovation, and unwavering focus on execution. As passionate advocates for delivering best-in-class service to our customers and their clients, we are committed to a proactive and involved approach, ensuring the fulfillment of our customers’ logistics needs and objectives.
Our culture fosters associate engagement, providing an environment where every team member can thrive in a fulfilling career at BGDC. Our leadership team sets the standard for integrity, accountability, innovation, collaboration, and service excellence. With a relentless pursuit of improvement and a commitment to servant leadership, we eliminate barriers to excellence, positioning BGDC as a leader in the industry.
Bill Foster, Greg Vick, Doug Studley and Chad Bowen formed BGDC to service the retail and grocery industries. From a strategic standpoint, the growing industry makes sense, and through M&A, our owners look to expand our footprint in logistics. Philosophically, BGDC looks to take on the industry with truly committed associates, intelligent technological deployment, and a level of service that exceeds the competition.
Bill Foster, Greg Vick, Doug Studley and Chad Bowen formed BGDC to service the retail and grocery industries. From a strategic standpoint, the growing industry makes sense, and through M&A, our owners look to expand our footprint in logistics. Philosophically, BGDC looks to take on the industry with truly committed associates, intelligent technological deployment, and a level of service that exceeds the competition.

John Hummel

CEO

John is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in sales and distribution known for strategic planning, team building, and project management skills. He’s got a knack for driving growth and saving costs, which has earned him a solid reputation.

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John focuses on team alignment with our vision and goals. He's big on collaborative leadership, pushing for growth, safety, and sustainability, all while maintaining high ethical standards.


John's background includes leadership roles at United Natural Foods, Inc.,Reinhart Food Service, LLC, and Burris Logistics. John both has an operational pedigree and experience handling mergers and acquisitions and is always looking ahead to industry trends and technological advancements.


In summary, John Hummel is a forward-thinking leader who excels at navigating the complexities of sales and distribution, all while nurturing talent and fostering a positive company culture.

Jeff Jones

Vice President of Operations

Brian Reilly

Director of Finance

Christoph F. Erdel

Director of Operational Support

Lindsay Myers

Director of Human Resources

Jeff Alexander

Director of Sales

Jack Garland

General Manager of Roanoke Warehouse

Jerry Kropman

General Manager of Atlanta Warehouse

Phelicia Alert

General Manager of Atlanta Transportation