Leadership

Gary Lederer

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Originally from Long Beach, California, Gary joined Alliance Beverage (Arizona Beverage) in 1992.  Gary has over 30 years of beverage industry experience. Previous to working for Arizona Beverage, Gary started with the Gallo Wine Company of Los Angeles before moving to the Winterbrook Beverage Group of Seattle, Washington.

Joe Malina

Executive Vice President, Finance

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Joe joined Alliance Beverage in 2001 to lead Finance and Procurement.  Joe has 15 years of beverage industry experience (all with Alliance Beverage) and has extensive high technology financial leadership experience, having worked for AG Communication Systems, Lucent Technologies, and GTE prior to joining Alliance Beverage.

Jon Willis

Executive Vice President, Operations

A rare Arizona native, Jon Willis started with Alliance Beverage (Arizona Beverage) in 1996.  Jon worked closely with the Alliance Beverage Warehouse Management System upon installation and played a leading role with our new Laser Guided Vehicle (robotic forklifts) initiative.  In total, Jon has over 38 years of beverage industry experience, including experience with QV Distributors (Phoenix), Premier Beverage (Florida), and Alliance Beverage.

Bill Barrett

Executive Vice President, Universal Sales Division

Originally from Pompano Beach, Florida, Bill joined Alliance Beverage in February of 2010 after serving as President of QV Distributors in Phoenix.  Bill is an industry veteran with over 32 years of beverage experience.  Previous to Alliance Beverage and QV Distributors, Bill worked for Gallo Wine Company, G. Raden & Sons, E&J Gallo Winery, and Glazer’s.

Chris Todd

Executive Vice President, Heritage Sales Division

Originally from Braintree, Massachusetts, Chris is a 31 year veteran of the beverage industry.  Chris joined Alliance Beverage in 1995 (Cactus Beverage).  Previous to his tenure at Alliance Beverage, Chris began his career with a ten year stint with Brown-Forman.

Steve Zawisa

Executive Vice President, United Sales Division

Originally from New York, Steve Zawisa joined Alliance Beverage in September of 2013.  Steve has over 27 years of Consumer Product Goods experience, with 14 years spent in the beverage industry.  Previous to Alliance Beverage, Steve worked for Nabisco, Coca-Cola, and most recently, Diageo, North America.

John Ellington

Executive Vice President, QV Sales Division

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, John is a 14 year veteran of the beverage industry.  John initially joined Alliance Beverage in 2010 when QV Distributors was acquired by Alliance Beverage.  Subsequent to his initial tenure with Alliance Beverage, John went to work for the E&J Gallo Winery before rejoining Alliance Beverage in August of 2013 as the Vice President of Sales for the QV Sales Division.

Janet Porter

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Originally from Somerville, Massachusetts, Janet has lived in the Phoenix area since 1999. Janet joins Alliance Beverage with 21 years of Human Resources experience across multiple industries, including the travel and media industries. Most recently, Janet was the Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Dex Media, following positions of escalating responsibility at Thomas Cook Travel, American Express Travel Related Services, and Best Companies AZ.