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Connecticut Distributors, Inc.

Connecticut Distributors Inc. (CDI), founded in 1933, is one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the state, handling more than 3,000 on-premise and 1,125 off-premise accounts and employing approximately 300 associates. CDI reaches every corner of the state, utilizes the most innovative technology and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable salesforce to represent its world class brands.

CDI aims to be the distributor of choice for our suppliers, customers, associates, industry and community.


CDI's leadership team supports the company's core operations and strategic vision.

John Slocum

John Slocum

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Paul Puhalla

Vice President Sales

Paul Puhalla, Vice President Marketing at Connecticut Distributors (CDI), oversees all aspects of supplier relationships. In addition to leading a team of Business Manager, Paul oversees sales analytics, pricing, and trade marketing for CDI. Paul joined CDI in 2013 as Division Manager – Anchor Division and was promoted to Director of Business Development in January 2017. Prior to joining CDI, Paul worked as the on-premise state manager for Gallo in CT and as a Field Sales Manager and Sales Representative at CDI’s affiliate in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Maura Tancredi

Vice President, Human Resources
Maura joined Connecticut Distributors Inc. in December 2011. She leads both the Human Resources and the Learning and Development team and specializes in talent management, change management, talent acquisition, organizational development, employee relations, HR policy and compliance, performance management, training, and employee benefits. Prior to joining CDI, Maura worked for Diageo for 18 years, where she gained global experience and knowledge in HR shared services, and was a part of building Diageo’s global HR Service Center. While working at Diageo, Maura was exposed to the evolution of the supplier/distributor transformation over the years, and was thrilled when she had an opportunity to join CDI.
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Bill Steindl

Vice President of Operations and Government Affairs

Bill serves as Connecticut Distributors Director of Business Logistics.  In this role, Bill leads the company's day to day operations managing the company’s Warehouse and Distribution, Information Technology,  Merchandising, Compliance and Government Relations.  Bill has been with the company for 9 years working in various sales roles most recently as the Compliance Manger, where he was responsible for the company’s Compliance and Government Relations platform.  Prior to joining CDI, Bill was an Officer with US Customs and Border Protection based in Oakland, California.  Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Central Connecticut State University.  

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Jason Stevens

Chief Financial Officer

Jason joined Connecticut Distributors Inc. in April 2014 as controller. Before joining Connecticut Distributors Inc., he began his career with The Charmer Sunbelt Group in May 2007 as a senior accountant at our corporate office in Maryland, where he focused on corporate financial consolidation and streamlining processes. He transitioned to SAP ERP specialist, in which he leveraged his financial background to configure and improve Charmer Sunbelt’s SAP FI module. In 2012, Jason joined Reliable Churchill, a Charmer Sunbelt Group affiliate, where he helped drive sales through business and data analytics. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Jon Fredyna

Vice President, Marketing
Jon Fredyna, Vice President Marketing at Connecticut Distributors (CDI), oversees all aspects of supplier relationships. In addition to leading a team of Business Managers, Jon oversees our sales analytics, pricing/profit, and integrated marketing teams for CDI. Jon joined CDI in 2018 as a Business Manager, over-seeing over 30 of CDI’s supplier portfolios, and was promoted to Director of Marketing in February 2021. Prior to joining CDI, Jon worked for another wholesaler in the State, in both sales and business management roles. Jon brings over 18 years of CT sales and marketing expertise to his role.
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Joe Luciana

Director of Operations

Joe has been with the company for 16 years, working at The Charmer Sunbelt Group's Arizona, Maryland and Florida operations. In his current role as director of operations for CDI, he directs and coordinates warehouse and distribution activities in conjunction with warehouse managers. He monitors velocity on all items and ensures the correct placement for maximum benefit to Connecticut Distributors Inc. Joe oversees the purchase and lease of all warehouse and operational equipment.

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Jeff Kasiewicz

Purchasing Manager

Jeff Kasiewicz has been with Connecticut Distributors Inc. for 27 years, 25 of which in the position of purchasing manager. In this role, he manages a team of purchasers who deal with the logistics of bringing over 4,000 wine and spirit SKUs to Connecticut. Working with ocean and motor carriers and railroads, his team buys directly from over 130 suppliers from all over the world. He works very closely with other CDI departments to ensure sufficient and efficient inventory levels. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Bridgeport.

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Walter Myslewski

I.T. Business Partner

Walter has 30 years of experience with Connecticut Distributors Inc. and has had many responsibilities, from credit manager, pricing manager, director of operations, and MIS director, to his current title. In his many roles, Walter oversees and maintains all computer-related software and hardware issues and needs. His priorities are directed towards managerial information systems and functional operations to determine scope and priorities of projects. Walter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Quinnipiac College.

Our Brands


This catalog does not reflect inventory or availability. Please reach out to your BBG sales consultant or local office for more information.


Become a Customer

Once you have acquired an active or pending liquor license, your account is automatically created. To verify your account and receive your assigned Sales Consultant call Sandra Terenzio-Brickley at 203-948-7411.

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Why CDI?

Exciting beverage industry. Positive work environment. Career growth and development. Work-life balance. Strong family culture. We offer all these things and more to our associates at Connecticut Distributors, Inc, as we aspire to be an organization where you can feel empowered, inspired, challenged, and most of all, supported in the growth of your own career.

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