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Leadership Team

NYS Certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise MWBE

Tracy Scalen
President, Chief Executive Officer & Owner

Tracy Scalen has worked in the wholesale distributing industry for over 20 years and started Regional Distributors in 1994 with her husband, David, Executive Vice President, after recognizing increased opportunity in the marketplace. Ever since her trucks rolled out for the first time in 1994 she has been overseeing everything from account management, strategic acquisitions, business and warehouse operations, finance, HR, marketing, purchasing, and managing the company's leadership team. As President and CEO, she is a source of inspiration, vision, and encouragement to her entire team and nurtures every aspect of the company for growth and success. Her vision to excel Regional in the marketplace by utilizing progressive, relevant technology and her passion for delivering the highest level of efficiency and service to customers has grown her company into the multi-million dollar business it is today.

Outside of work and caring for her three children, Tracy enjoys supporting the community she grew up in by volunteering at and sponsoring numerous local organizations, such as Warrior Salute Veteran Services, Lollypop Farms and East House to name a few. She proudly donates upwards of $25,000 annually to numerous local organizations and businesses to help advance and support the Rochester community.

Regional Distributors is a proud NYS certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Our certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. As a certified women-owned business enterprise, Regional Distributors is proud to promote equality of economic opportunities, eliminate barriers to minority and women participation in state contracts, and support New York State’s economy with increased access to opportunities for minority and woman-owned businesses.


David Scalen
Executive Vice President & Owner

David Scalen helped start Regional Distributors in 1994 with his wife, Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, after recognizing increased opportunity in the marketplace. David has worked in the wholesale distributing industry for over 20 years and started as a salesperson at Oken Distributors. As Executive Vice President, he assists in expanding Regional’s growth and outstanding service reputation and helps oversee sales, operations, and support. David also acts as the company's sustainability expert and advises numerous local businesses, including Rochester Institute of Technology Dining Services, on sustainable practices and solutions that balance health, quality, and satisfaction with environmental stewardship.

David holds a B.S. in Political Science and Pre-Law from the University of Buffalo. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, music, keeping fit, playing guitar, and enjoying time with his three children.


Forever in our hearts and memories
Charlie LaRocca
Vice President of Sales

1955 - 2021

Charlie LaRocca, Vice President of Sales for the company since 2003 and confidante to some of Rochester’s top restaurant entrepreneurs, passed peacefully but unexpectedly Sunday, October 24, 2021. He was 66 years old.

LaRocca, a life-long resident of Rochester, was a pillar in the wholesale distributing and restaurant communities for over 40 years. He was a much-loved and trusted resource to some of Rochester's top restaurant owners and helped numerous food service establishments start and grow their businesses as part of Rochester’s celebrated restaurant community.

Prior to Regional, LaRocca worked as a sales manager and partner at Oken Distributing. Owner David Scalen recruited LaRocca in 2003 after working with him at Oken and recognized him as an vital asset needed to support and advance Regional’s growth.

LaRocca is survived by his wife, daughter, son and two step-grandchildren. He is sorely missed beyond measure every day and forever loved beyond words.


Mary Deacon
Executive Director of Business Operations

Lance Boyington
Director of Purchasing

Angel Aguayo (USMC, Ret.)
Director of Transportation Operations


Amanda Kelley
Director of Marketing & New Business Acquisition


Brittany Lewis
Director of Order Fulfillment

John Housel
Director of Accounting & Finance



Territory Account Managers

David Scalen
Executive Vice President & Owner

Rino Salemme
Territory Account Manager

Mike Schmitz
Territory Account Manager

Joe Caccamise
Territory Account Manager


Steve Houseknecht
Territory Account Manager

Michele Liddle
Territory Account Manager

Danny Doyle
Territory Account Manager

Pete Tashji
Territory Account Manager


Don Bates
Inside Sales

Andy Calabrese
Senior Sales Consultant

Don Herrman
Senior Sales Consultant