February 19, 2024 – Republic National Distributing Company(RNDC), announces the expansion of current structure with the addition of Matt Fraas as Executive Vice President of Sales in the RNDC NY/Opici organization.

“As we continue to evolve and expand our footprint in New York, we recognize the need to assess our structure to ensure we have the strongest management team in place to support our growth,” said Melissa Linehan, RNDC East Region President. “These changes will continue to position RNDC as a leading sales organization, gaining market share as we grow.”

With more than 16 years of experience in the market, Matt Fraas will be responsible for overseeing the sales operations for the state of New York. Most recently, Matt held the role of Vice President of Commercial Strategy at Proximo and prior to that, he worked with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York in various capacities culminating in his role as VP of Sales, Tito’s Handmade Vodka.   Directors of Sales, Shea Hannon and Josh Muska and Steven Hutchinson, Senior Vice President Supplier Business Development, will report to Matt Fraas.

John Gregory will transition into the role of Finance Planning & Analytics Director, reporting to Steven Hutchinson

“We’re excited to continue to support the needs of the business, our suppliers and our customers,” said Dina Opici, President of Opici Family Distributing. This new structure will further strengthen our partnership with RNDC, and we look forward to building upon this momentum with short- and long-range growth strategies for a successful 2024.” 


About Republic National Distributing Company    

As a top beverage alcohol distributor in the nation, RNDC’s national reach helps suppliers by building strategic relationships with on- and off-premise customers to elevate their brands and reach their target consumers. RNDC currently operates in the District of Columbia and 39 states across the United States. To learn more, visitwww.rndc-usa.comor contact Kanchan Kinkade, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Kanchan.Kinkade@rndc-usa.com.