Team

We are Gartland Distributors.

Bob and Kate Gartland - Owners

 

Bob founded the company in 1999, after 20+ years with Pepsi in sales and management. Bob and Kate met in 2003, and Kate has been Bob’s support, encouragement and consultant ever since. Bob is always searching for new

                                  and exciting products for their customers

                                  while maintaining competitive pricing.

                                  He enjoys the challengeof providing

                                  unmatched customer service in the industry,

                                  and holds his employees to the same

                                  standard.



Ron Soucy -  Account supervisor
 

Ron partnered with Bob by joining Gartland in October 2006, after 23 years in sales at Pepsi. He helped develop much of Gartland Distributors’ business in central and southern Maine, and is now responsible for selling and servicing the Greater Portland area.

Gary Wheeler - Account Manager

 

Gary retired from Pepsi in 2014 with over 30 years experience in sales, management and customer service. Gary joined Gartland Distributors in January 2015 and is responsible for sales and service of our northern territory.

 

Christopher Kennedy- Account Manager

Chris joined our team in the fall of 2015. He brings over ten years expereince in customer service and management after being manager of an Amato's chain store. 

Chris will be responsible for sales and service in the Southern part of the state. 

 

Robin Solorzano - office assistant

 

Bob’s step-daughter Robin has been working for Gartland Distributors since July, 2009. Robin works with Bob in the office conducting day to day operations and pursuing additional business opportunities.

Phil Cassette - Chief Financial Officer

 

Bob’s best friend from childhood, Phil has been instrumental in helping the company develop the solid business plan they have today. In addition to years of experience as a CPA and Chief Financial Officer at a major car dealership in New England, Phil holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

 

Jeff Petit - Seasonal sales associate

 

Bob's Son-in-law Jeff teaches 8th grade Math. He helps to meet customers’ needs during the summer months and vacations. He has worked for Gartland since the summer of 2006.

Ashley Gartland - Technical and Computer support.

 

 Bob’s daughter Ashley is an honors graduate of Northeastern University where she majored in Mathematics. She is employed at UNUM as an actuary and lives in South Portland. She continues to lend her expertise when requested, particularly with computer business management.