Bob has 35 years of distribution experience to include the consumer goods, wholesale and retail industries in addition to consulting in same. Bob founded Mr. Checkout Distributors, Inc. in 1989 and continues to steer its growth today proudly servicing in excess of 20,000 retail locations in 33 states. Bob holds a BS from Belknap College in NH and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for a decade.
Dirk owned and operated a successful industrial catering business in Berkeley, CA, from 1982 to 1994 empowering 50 people to operate there own industrial catering business. In 1994 Dirk joined Mr. Checkout Distributors, Inc. as a distributor and trainer. He has personally trained over 100 distributors on-the-job coast to coast. In 2006 he became VP of Marketing for Mr. Checkout and consults with leading industry wholesalers. Dirk has a BS from Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI.
Billy Lardizabal, VP Marketing
Billy has 15 years of experience in operations, logistics, and database management. He is a project leader and has successfully managed major campaigns for marketing agencies over the last 8 years. Billy joined Mr. Checkout in 2010 and manages distribution execution for the Blitz Program.
Joel is the “go-to” person when trying to place a new product into an independent convenience store. Focused on the retail sector, Joel is able to advise manufacturers on where they will be best received by the industry as a whole. With over 10 years of sales experience, Joel helps manufacturers of convenience store items to sell and distribute their products nationwide, sometimes as quickly as 1-2 weeks.
Joe Barnum, National Blitz Marketing Consultant
For over 20 years, Joe has been involved in Sales, Marketing and/or Distribution to the retail market. By bringing a high level of Integrity, hard work and “A Customer First” Attitude Joe has been able to not only create new customer relationships, but a vast amount of industry colleagues that he considers to be friends. With experience ranging from warehouse, route sales, management and business owner, Joe understands what it takes to help bring your product to the masses and will always do his best to guide you in that direction. Joe resides in Southern California with his wife and has three teenage children.
Scott Glasgow, Marketing Consultant
Scott was raised in California where he was surrounded by a working family. Scott comes from a strong and honest home, built on the business and morals of his step father Dirk. Scott lives in Boise Idaho. He attended Boise State University where he studied business. Scott is now attending College of Western Idaho while he is working on building his career with Mr. Checkout. Scott also attended Idaho School of Reality where he obtained his real estate license in early 2012. Being a young and learning business man, Scott has welcomed the learning experience of his mentors Bob and Dirk, as well as his growing experience with Mr. Checkout.
Jack Rohe, National Sales Consultant
Jack started at a very young age learning about the retail business world. Growing up as a forth generation business owner in the midwest was the foundation for a very successful career in product distribution. Sales and Marketing is Jack’s expertise! He has vast experience in new product development. He owned his own manufactures rep. business for many years. ”Taking an idea to market”, is what I do best, he say’s. If you want to get your product “ON THE SHELF FOR SALE” give Jack a call.