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Your Business Is Our Business

As a proud local, family-owned, veteran-hiring, and NYS certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we understand that the way a business treats its customers is critically important to successful partnerships; that's why our company culture is centered around the fundamental values of trust, respect, reliability, and attentiveness. At Regional Distributors, Inc. your success is our success and we value the strong and transparent partnerships we create with our customers. We are in partnership with you to ensure that you have the quality products you need and superior customer care you deserve.
 

Our Account Managers pride themselves on being product and solutions specialists and have earned the reputation of being exceptionally service-orientated and dedicated to our customers' ongoing success. Our team will conduct ongoing in-depth assessments of your facility and recommend the products that will be most efficient and cost effective. Trained to be responsive and knowledgeable, our account managers will set your mind at ease when making decisions about the products and solutions that will work best for your specific product, solution, and budget needs.

Our Customer & Sales Support Team takes pride in providing professional, friendly, and responsive support to ensure that every customer experience is exceptional. Whether inquiring about a product, placing an order, determining delivery requirements, or relaying feedback, rest assured that our Customer Service team is attentively listening to your needs to deliver quality service and complete satisfaction.

Our Warehouse Operations Team and Drivers understand that without accurate and timely shipments, little else matters. That’s why our distribution professionals refine processes and procedures to continuously perfect our reliability and responsiveness.

As a company, we pride ourselves on recruiting top talent in the industry and working with the latest advanced distribution technologies for one common goal – to deliver our customers a “Total Package” of the best solutions and quality products from trusted brands with superior customer care. 

Learn more about our staff members below and visit our Careers page to join our team dedicated to excellence.

 

Leadership Team



NYS Certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise MWBE

Tracy Scalen
President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
 

Tracy Scalen has worked in the wholesale distributing industry for over 20 years and started Regional Distributors, Inc. in 1994 with her husband, David, Executive Vice President and General Manager, 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, East House, and CDS Monarch 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, Inc. 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, Inc. 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 & Founder
 

David Scalen helped start Regional Distributors, Inc. 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.


 

Charlie LaRocca
Vice President of Sales
1955 - 2021
Forever in our hearts and memories

 

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

 

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

Amanda Kelley
Director of Marketing & New Business Acquisition

Lance Boyington
Director of Purchasing

 

Brittany Lewis
Director of Order Fulfillment

 

John Housel
Director of Accounting & Finance

 


Territory Account Managers
 



David Scalen
Executive Vice President & Founder


Rino Salemme
Territory Account Manager


Mike Schmitz
Territory Account Manager


Sarah DeVogelaere
Territory Account Manager

 


Joe Caccamise
Territory Account Manager


Steve Houseknecht
Territory Account Manager


Stephen Schoemaker

Territory Account Manager



Michele Liddle
Territory Account Manager