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Three DeCrescente Employees Promoted



DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) is proud to announce that employees Carmine DeCrescente III, Steve Rychcik, and Greg White have been promoted.  

Carmine DeCrescente III has been promoted to Vice President of DeCrescente Distributing Company and is responsible for establishing and maintaining high-level business partner relationships, both internal and external to the Company.  As a key leader in the organization, he will work to influence new and existing customer partnerships, and to foster ongoing business growth throughout the organization.  Carmine has direct responsibility for leadership of the Service Department while working on overall Company strategy and direction with the President and senior staff.

Carmine has been a valuable employee at DDC for 11 years in roles including brand manager, project manager, and vice president of distributor services. Under Carmine’s direction, DDC started installing fountain soda systems, selling beverage-dispensing gas, draft beer line cleaning, and he aided the NYS Brewers Association in creating their Certified Draft Establishment Program. Previously he lived in San Diego and worked at Unishippers as a shipping consultant.  

Carmine is active in the community, volunteering as co-chair of the United Way Summer Meals Campaign and planning committee member for The Masquerade for Ronald McDonald House.  Additionally, he is serving on the board of directors of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, and the Advisory Board for SCCC School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Previously, Carmine served on the board of directors of the Red Cross of NENY.  He is a graduate of Leadership Saratoga and recipient of the Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Award.  Carmine lives in Malta with his wife and three sons.

Steve Rychcik has been promoted to On Premise Sales Director. In this role, Steve will direct sales to taverns, restaurants and other retail locations, managing a team of sales professionals serving customers in all 11 counties of DDC’s area of distribution.  Steve will work to ensure that his team executes a winning combination of sales and programming throughout the year. 

Having over 26 years of service with DDC, Steve has been an invaluable contributor and through his hard work and determination, he has moved through the ranks. A recent graduate of the Rensselaer County Chamber’s Leadership Institute, Steve’s strategic thinking and attention to detail have left a positive mark on every position that he held and customers, retailers and peers respect him.

Steve graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in management.  Steve is active in the community, coaching Voorheesville Girls CYO Basketball, Boys Travel Baseball, and has been a manager of the Pine Bush Little League for three years.  Steve lives in Voorheesville with his wife and two children.

Greg White has been promoted to Independent Channel Sales Director. In this role, Greg will direct the development and execution of the sales volume and programming plan within independent retail locations. 

Greg has been with DDC for 18 years, and has moved through the ranks of the Company. Throughout his tenure, Greg has proven himself as a thoughtful and well-rounded leader. Greg’s ability to plan a strategy and make sure that it is implemented quickly and accurately have contributed immensely to the success of the independent channel.

Greg graduated from Siena College and before joining DDC, he trained harness horses with his father at Saratoga Raceway at one time having 30 horses in the stable.  He is a coach for AAU basketball and attends as many sporting events for his twin children as possible.

 “We believe in promoting from within whenever the right opportunity for that individual exists,” said C.J. DeCrescente, president of DeCrescente Distributing Company. “We value hard work and loyalty at DeCrescente, and look forward to helping them succeed in their new roles.”

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