Summit Distributing is Missouri’s largest beer distributor and soon to be the ShowMe State’s largest provider. For over 20 years, we have committed our business to growth and exceeding customer expectations with a workplace culture focused on elevating our employees’ potential for success.
With over 2,000 SKUs ranging from economy to premium, our passion is exclusively focused on providing the best beer products to our customers, foregoing spirits altogether. With the broadest spectrum of quality beer brands in the state and industry leading productivity technology supported by a workforce dedicated to customer service and teamwork, we at Summit Distributing are proud and confident to consider ourselves beer specialists.
Tom Stillman is the Chairman and CEO of Summit Distributing. He entered the beer business in 1994 with the acquisition of a local wholesaler. Tom, a lifelong hockey fan, is also Chairman and Governor of the St. Louis Blues.
A former lawyer, from 1988 to 1993 he was with the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Washington, D.C., where he was Chief Counsel for Export Administration, responsible for legal aspects of national security-based controls on sensitive exports. Before that, from 1978 to 1988, he was with the New York law firm Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, working from the firm’s New York and Washington offices.
Stillman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. He attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he played hockey and soccer before graduating in 1974.
He serves on the boards of the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund; Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; the St. Louis Sports Commission; Logos School and the Nature Conservancy in Missouri.
Kim Barrow joined Summit Distributing in March, 2001 as General Manager after working a combined 16 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Frito-Lay, Inc. in a multitude of sales and management positions.
Currently, as President and Chief Operating Officer, Kim’s primary responsibilities include general management of sales & marketing, administration, operations & distribution, financial management, supplier & employee relations and strategic planning.
Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas A&M University – Commerce in Commerce, Texas and an executive master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Kim serves on the MillerCoors Central Region Distributor Council and has served as Chairman of the Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association.
John Hummel joined Summit Distributing in January, 1999 as Sales Manager after working a combined 12 years with Miller Brewing Company and the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery in a multitude of sales and marketing positions.
Currently, as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John’s primary responsibilities include chain account management, portfolio management, supplier relations and strategic planning.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.
John serves on the MillerCoors Walmart National Distributor Council, Pabst Brewing Company National Distributor Council, and both The Boston Beer Company and Heineken USA Regional Distributor Councils.
Brian Robinson joined Summit Distributing in October, 2007 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer after spending five years in consulting and 18 years in the beverage industry (Pepsi), plastics manufacturing, and printing, in a multitude of finance and management positions.
As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brian’s primary responsibilities include administrative team management, financial management, human resource management, information technology management and strategic planning.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University / CPA.
Bill Bredenkoetter joined Summit Distributing in February of 2007 as a delivery driver. He has held multiple positions with the company including Merchandising Manager, Warehouse Manager and Delivery Supervisor.
As Distribution Manager, Bill’s primary responsibilities include distribution management, logistics planning and management, fleet management and budgetary management.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications of Science from Truman State University.
Craig Harper joined Summit Distributing July, 2017 as Operations Manager. Craig has 24 years of experience within the beer industry, including eight years with Anheuser-Busch, 16 years working with Anheuser-Busch Distributors in leadership positions of operations and sales & marketing.
As Operations Manager, Craig’s primary responsibilities include building and facilities management, distribution center operations & inventory, personnel management and development, financial planning, budgeting and strategic and tactical planning.
Craig attended University of Missouri-Springfield and Greenville College and graduated with a double major in Marketing and Computer Science with an emphasis in Business Management.
John Hoerchler joined Summit in May 2005 as a Marketing Analyst. He has then held many positions with the company including Marketing Analyst Manager, then Accounting Manager and also Senior Finance Analyst before his current title.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University.
Mike Meier joined Summit Distributing in March of 2015 as a Large Format Channel Manager, and was promoted to Large Format Sales Manager in September of 2016. Prior to Summit Distributing, Mike worked a combined 19 years as District Sales Manager for both Coca-Cola Enterprises and Bimbo Bakeries.
Currently, as Large Format Sales Manager, Mike’s primary responsibilities include Off-Premise sales execution, personnel management and development, budgetary management, supplier and employee relations, sales and sales operational planning.
Mike graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
Corey Perkins joined Summit Distributing in March of 2007 as a Pull-up Merchandiser. He has worked as an Off-Premise Account Manager, a Category Management Analyst, a Large Format Channel Manager, a Large Format Sales Manager, and a Small Format Sales Manager.
Currently, as Small Format Sales Manager, Corey’s primary responsibilities include Off-Premise sales execution, personnel management and development, budgetary management, supplier and employee relations, sales and sales operational planning.
Corey graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, and is JDA Space-Planning Plus certified.
John Griesedieck joined Summit Distributing in August, 1999 as an On-Premise Sales Manager after working a combined 10 years for Griesedieck Imports, a specialty beer and wine wholesaler, where he held a variety of roles including Beer Driver, Draft Technician, and Director of Beer Sales. John’s Great Grandfather, “Papa Joe” Griesedieck founded the Falstaff Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Currently, as Business Development Manager, John’s primary responsibilities include primary contact for On-Premise chains and sport/entertainment venues, conducting monthly business reviews with key account management, manages distribution and sales goals, development and execution sales objectives, and coordinating key supplier/retailer promotions.
John attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and St. Louis University in Missouri. He is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
Marty Bub joined Summit Distributing in July, 1998 as Key Account Manager after working a combined 20 years in a multitude of sales and management positions with Durkee Foods and Sunshine Biscuit in the St. Louis and Midwest markets.
Currently, as Senior Key Account Manager, Marty’s primary responsibilities include managing distribution, pricing and ads in the three St. Louis area supermarkets, managing Quik Trip pricing, distribution and Plan-O-Grams, coordinating key supplier/retailer promotions, strategic planning in pricing management and supplier promotions.
Marty is also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
Ray Bockskopf joined Summit Distributing in April, 2010 as Category Manager after working a combined 18 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises and MillerCoors LLC in a multitude of sales and management positions.
Currently, as Category Manager, Ray’s primary responsibilities include category management, personnel management and development, supplier relations and strategic planning.
Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational behavior at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He is also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
Matt joined Summit in November of 2015 as a Craft Account Manager and was promoted to Craft Brands Manager in January of 2017.
Currently, as Craft Brands Manager, Matt’s primary responsibilities include primary support resource for craft suppliers, manages distribution and sales goals of craft brand, strategic planning in craft beer segment (pricing, placement, promotions, and programing), development and execution against craft brand sales objectives and coordination of key supplier promotions.
Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Columbia College.