Bill Adams Chairman

Bill Adams joined his father Joe Adams in business at Adams Beverages in 1972 after graduating from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.  In 1973, Bill moved into the sales department as a route salesman, and then he became Sales Manager.  In 1980, Bill was elected President of Adams Beverages, and he was approved as Equity Agreement Manager by Anheuser-Busch.  Also, Bill served on the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler Advisory Panel.  Currently, he is Chairman of Adams Beverages.

 

Bill and his wife Carmen enjoy boating, traveling, and spending time with their grandchildren and animals.

 

Philip Mullin President/Equity Agreement Manager

Philip Mullin began his career with Adams Beverages in Dothan in April 2000.  Prior to becoming Equity Agreement Manager in August 2013, he worked in many positions in both the warehouse and sales departments. From 2013-2015, Philip served as the President of the Alabama Beer Wholesalers Association. In 2016, upon Adams’ acquisition of Greene Beverage in Tuscaloosa, Philip was named President for all of Adams Beverages Alabama locations (Dothan/Opelika/Tuscaloosa). Currently, Philip is honored to be serving as the Chairman for the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler Advisory Panel. Elected by over 400 of his distributor peers, the Panel Chairman is the main liaison between Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler network.

 

Philip earned his Business Degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In June 2016 Philip moved his family back to his college town of Tuscaloosa. An active member in the community, Philip participates in many organizations including the Red Elephant Club, University of Alabama Alumni Association Board, Nick’s Kids, Dothan Rotary Club, Dothan Country Club Board of Directors, the Dothan CVB Board, and the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Board of Directors.

 

Philip and his wife, Amy, have three children: Mary Peyton, Millie, and William. They are members of the First United Methodist Church. Outside of work and philanthropy, Philip enjoys playing golf, working out, and coaching youth baseball and basketball.

Mike Vacek Vice-President of Sales and Operations (Tuscaloosa)

Mike Vacek’s career in the beer industry began with a part time job during his senior year in college. After graduating, he accepted a full-time offer to work for the Anheuser-Busch distributor in Nashville, TN. In the spring of 2005, Anheuser-Busch expanded their On-Premise marketing efforts, and Mike accepted a corporate position. Over the next 11 years, Mike honed his skills in the industry while holding various positions of increased responsibility. Upon Adams’ acquisition of Greene Beverage in January 2016, Mike had the opportunity to move to Tuscaloosa and return to his “wholesaler roots.” He serves as the Vice-President of Sales and Operations for 10 counties in West Alabama.

 

Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from The University of Notre Dame. In his spare time, Mike’s hobbies include auto racing, college football, and water skiing.

 

Rob Passi Vice President (Opelika)

Rob joined Adams Beverages in August 2016. Rob is a 25 year veteran of the beer business who began his career with Anheuser-Busch in Metro-New York. Through the years, he has held various sales and marketing positions with Anheuser-Busch in the Northeast, as well as in St. Louis, MO.  Most recently, prior to joining Adams Beverages, Rob served as the General Manager at Clare Rose, a Long Island, NY based AB Wholesaler.

 

Rob received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from St. John's University, NY. Rob relocated to Auburn, AL with his wife Maggie to serve as Vice President of the Opelika market. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Kristina and Marissa, both of whom graduated from Auburn University! In his spare time, Rob enjoys playing golf, volunteering in the community, and attends Cornerstone Church.

Steve Wamick Director of Fleet, Facilities & Safety

Steve Wamick, an Auburn, AL native, is the Director of Fleet, Facilities & Safety for Adams Beverages. Notable is his 32 years of service beginning in 1984. He began as a route salesman and was promoted in 1991 to Team Leader. He remained in that position until 2000 when he was promoted to Sales Manager. In 2002 he moved to the position as Successor Manager.

 

Steve received his Business Degree from Auburn University in 1982, Majoring in Transportation and Physical Distribution. He is currently involved with various civic and charitable organizations and enjoys family, friends, sports, and the great outdoors. He and his wife Stephanie have two sons: David and Colton.

Fred Davis Sales Execution Coordinator

Fred began his career with Adams Beverages in April 1995 when he joined the company as a merchandiser. Since that time, he has excelled in many positions within the company working his way up the ranks from Delivery, Sales, to his current position as the Sales Execution Coordinator for both the Dothan and Opelika locations. He is also heavily involved in the logistics of creating a 4 day delivery work week. Fred is married to Lanelle Davis and has two children, Steven and Seth.

 

Terry Andrews National Chain Account Manager

Terry joined Adams Beverages in October 1991. He was originally hired in Dothan AL as a merchandiser. Through the years he held the positions of Peddle Salesman, Pre- Salesman, National Chain Accounts Manager Dothan, and is currently National Chain Accounts Manager Dothan and Opelika.

 

Terry attended Wallace Community College in Dothan AL graduating in 1990 with a Associates in Applied Science degree in Aviation Training and Technology. He also attended Alabama Aviation and Technical College in Ozark AL graduating in 1990 with a degree in Flight Technology. Following graduation he was employed as a Flight Instructor at Alabama Aviation and Technical College, Corporate Pilot with Corporate Aviation Services Inc. in Dothan AL, and Flight Instructor at Ozark Air Service Inc. prior to employment with Adams Beverages.

 

Terry and his wife Starla reside near Ozark AL on the property where they own and operate Tudru Horse Farms, est. 1992.

 

Irene Chen Director of Revenue

Irene joined Adams Beverages, Inc. in September 2006. She is in charge of the Finance and Accounting Department and oversees the Dothan & Opelika facilities. She was actively involved in the acquisition of the North Carolina location and set up the Accounting Program and System.

 

Irene immigrated from Taiwan to the U.S. in 1992. She attended Troy University in Dothan and obtained her MBA in Accounting in 2001. Prior to Adams, she was a senior Accountant at Movie Gallery where she was promoted after two years of service and accomplished a lot of large purchasing projects.

 

She is married to Ryan Lee and has two children: Eric and Angela. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan.

 

Amy Adams Mullin Director of Public Relations

Amy grew up learning a lot about the family business, and she began working there during the summers of her teenage years. Amy graduated from The University of Alabama in 1997, and she is currently the Director of Public Relations at Adams Beverages, Inc.

 

In her time away from the office, Amy enjoys volunteering at the school where her children attend and serving on the Chrysalis Board, A Home for Girls. Amy served as the PTO President of Houston Academy for two years, and she continues to stay actively involved at the school.

 

Amy and her husband Philip have three children: Mary Peyton, Millie, and William. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Dothan

 

Elizabeth Santora Route Accountant/Sign Shop (Dothan)

Elizabeth joined Adams Beverages in June 2011. She graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Business Administration. She is responsible for the Route Accounting & Sign Shop department; also handling any IT related tasks. Elizabeth is also an active member at her church, New Hinson Baptist in Fadette, AL. She is married with two beautiful girls, Aylana and Aliesa. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being outdoors, and Gator football.

Billy Norwalk Area Sales Manager (Dothan)

Billy joined Adams Beverages on February 9, 1998 as a Delivery Driver. Billy worked his way up the sales ladder to his current position now of Area Sales Manager.

Steven Nowlin Route Delivery Manager (Dothan)

Steven joined Adams Beverages in March 2007, working in the warehouse as a puller/loader. After working in the warehouse for 6 months, Steven was given the opportunity to advance to a position on the delivery side of the company. After working as a delivery driver for 18 months, Steven was promoted to the position of Route Delivery Manager in 2009.

 

Before working at Adams Beverages, Steven accomplished getting his basics at Phoenix University online classes. In the near future Steven plans to return to school to complete his degree in Business Management. Steven is married to Deanna Nowlin and they have twin girls: Brooke and Baleigh.

 

Larry Yeomans Warehouse Manager (Dothan)

Larry started with Adams Beverages in March 1985 as a driver/salesman. After 4 years he left to pursue other interest. He returned in 1989 and held the Route Supervisor position until he assumed the position of warehouse manager.

Mike Oneil Area Sales Manager (Opelika)

Mike started with Adams Beverages in 2001 when the Adams family purchased Eagle Budweiser, where he had been employed since November 1997. Mike was the company’s first Pre-Sale Delivery Driver when the company began to change from driver/sales delivery system. He was then promoted to sales and is now an Area Supervisor. Mike has two children: Ashlin & Cayden

Chris Buck Area Sales Manager (Opelika)

Chris began his career at Adams Beverages in April of 1999. He has served in almost every position from Merchandiser to Driver, to Sales Rep, and was promoted to Area Supervisor in February 2011. Since Chris has been employed with Adams Beverages, he has worked in every territory that the Opelika location covers. Chris is married to Rachelle and has two children: Sydney & Tyler

Stephanie Moulton Office Manager (Opelika)

Stephanie joined Adams Beverages in October of 2005. As the Office Manager of the Opelika location, her responsibilities include a range of administrative and IT related tasks, as well as overseeing daily office operations, bookkeeping, route accounting & the sign shop. Stephanie is married to Jeff and they have two sons: Conner & Zachary.

Shelley Black Route Accountant/Sign Shop (Opelika)

Shelley joined Adams Beverages in June of 2013. She is responsible for the Route Accounting & Sign Shop departments, handling daily reconciliations and printing/designing signage for the market. She also handles other administrative and IT related tasks. Shelley graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management. Shelley has one fur baby: Roxy

Lauren carmack Director of Marketing/Special Events (OPELIKA)

Lauren joined the Adams team in February 2015 as our Brand Activation Manager. She quickly took the role as our Director of Marketing/Special Events when her predecessor, Allison, took a position with our Charlotte market. Lauren is a Birmingham native. Growing up a big Alabama fan, she had her mind set on attending the University of Alabama to start her studies in 2009. She came to realization that Tuscaloosa was not the town for her so she made the move to the great city of Auburn her Junior year to finish her studies at Auburn University.

 

Lauren plans and oversees advertising and promotion activities with the help from our Brand Activation Manager and establishes and maintains a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials and events. Lauren also handles all donations for the company while keeping a strategic budget plan in mind.

Adams Phillips Route Delivery Manager (Opelika)

Adams started his career at Adams Beverages as a Merchandiser in 2004. He later became a Delivery Driver excelling in almost every delivery route based out of the Opelika location. In 2009, he was promoted to Route Delivery Manager, where he was responsible for ten drivers amongst four counties. Adam has two sons: Landon & Dillon

Lee Pitchford Warehouse Manager (Opelika)

Lee started as a merchandiser in October of 1999 at Eagle Budweiser. As his experience grew, he transitioned into peddle sales. When Eagle Budweiser was purchased by Adams in 2001, Lee became a pre-sell driver then onto pre-salesman. In 2008, he became a draught technician along with filling in for salesman, drivers, and warehouse manager. Being seen as a valuable asset to the company, Lee was promoted to warehouse manager in September 2016 where he is currently.

 

Lee has a wife, Kimberly, and two children, Bailee (11) and Karoline (7). He enjoys anything outdoors and Alabama football. Roll Tide!

Glen Cleveland Sales Director (Tuscaloosa)

Glen Cleveland has been in the beer business for over 30 years.  He worked with Crown Beverage in South Carolina for 16 years.  When he moved back home to Tuscaloosa, he began working for Greene Beverage Company.  During his 19 years with Greene Beverage Company, he held many different positions including relief driver and chain account manager.  Currently, he is the Sales Director for Adams Beverages, Inc.  Glen is married, and they have one son.

 

CHUCK TUCKER Director of Operations (Tuscaloosa)

Chuck Tucker served 22 years in the United States Navy.  Upon his retirement in 2004, Chuck joined Greene Beverage in Tuscaloosa as the On-premise Sales Manager.  During his time there, he also served as SEC and was the company liaison to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the University of Alabama. He is currently the Director of Operations for Adams Beverages Tuscaloosa.

 

Chuck has three daughters.  He and his wife Kerri enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren and are huge Alabama sports fans.  They are members of Safe Haven Church.

 

Alicia Bobo Office Manager (Tuscaloosa)

Alicia joined Adams Beverages in February 2016 as the Route Accountant/HR/Donations/Accounts Receivable. In August 2016 Alicia was given the opportunity to advance in the company when she was promoted as Office Manager. She attended The University of Alabama where she majored in American Studies with a Pre-Law degree. Then she went on to attend Birmingham School of Law where she graduated with her law degree.

 

Alicia is a native of Memphis Tennessee. She met her husband while attending college at UA and they have two children: Caleb and Mary Madison. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on Alabama football!

Demetrius Turner Area Sales Manager (Tuscaloosa)

Demetrius began his career with Greene Beverage Company in May 2000.  He worked in many different positions with the company, including delivery and sales. In January 2016, he continued his career at Adams Beverages, Inc.  Currently, Demetrius is an Area Sales Manager for Adams Beverages, Inc.

 

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