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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.

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John Parke


John Parke, president of Connecticut Distributors Inc. (CDI), oversees every aspect of management for the company, from developing and implementing its annual business plan to developing its long-term corporate strategies. John transferred to CDI in April 2016 from the Breakthru Beverage Group (BBG), based in New York, where he held the position of vice president, business development, since 2013, focusing on building sales of all Gallo brands across all markets. Prior to joining BBG, John worked for E&J Gallo for 33 years, where he held multiple sales leadership positions.

John Slocum

John Slocum
Vice President of Sales

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Maura Tancredi

Human Resources Director

Maura joined Connecticut Distributors Inc. in December 2011 as Human Resources Director. She leads both HR and the Learning and Development teams and specializes in talent management, organizational development, employee relations, HR policy and compliance, performance management, and training. Prior to joining CDI, Maura worked for Diageo for 18 years, where she gained global experience and knowledge in HR shared services. 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

Director of Logistics

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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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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Steve Slota

Off-Premise Manager – Considine Division

Steve’s leadership journey began with owning his own package store, where he supervised and managed all operations of the business, including performance management of employees. In 2000, he then joined Gallo Wine Merchants as a sales representative, where he built strong rapport with customers while managing approximately 70 accounts. Steve was then promoted in 2001 to a district/spirit sales manager, where he again led a team, and trained and developed his sales force while growing the Gallo portfolio. Following the Gallo acquisition in 2006, Steve joined CDI as a field sales manager. He has operated in this capacity for both divisions and has demonstrated consistency in terms of building, developing and growing a strong team and delivering strong sales results. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Long Island University/Southampton College. He brings to the position a wealth of sales, industry and leadership experience.

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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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Wayne Murray

Operations Manager

Wayne has 43 years of experience with Connecticut Distributors Inc., beginning his career with the company as a driver and warehouse associate. He was promoted through the ranks, including holding the position of warehouse manager, until becoming CDI’s operations manager. As an operations manager, Wayne directs and coordinates the activities of all workers engaged in distributing, moving, and storing wines and spirits. He also is responsible for the maintenance of CDI’s office and warehouse space.

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Walter Myslewski

Regional Business Relationship Manager, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

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.

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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.

Our Brands

Whether looking for wine or spirits, we've got what you need. Peruse our portfolio of the most eclectic, sought-after and best-tasting beverages around.

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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 Paul Mazurek at 203-232-2957.

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