Our Management Team
Steven Dick, Executive Vice President, General Manager, is a 33-year veteran of Southern Wine and Spirits and previously worked in the Company’s Florida operation as General Sales Manager, Wine Division and the Pennsylvania operation for 13 years as the Executive Vice President/General Manager. Steven was also with the former Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Company (now Diageo Chateau & Estate Wine Co., part of Diageo Plc.) as Vice President, Southern Division Manager.
Steven has led the Delaware operation as Executive Vice President/General Manager since 2008, and in 2010 added Maryland and Washington DC to his responsibilities.
Steven has had diverse experience throughout his career and has managed an extensive portfolio of different wine and spirits brands, gained expertise in operations as well as in a wide variety of product categories, and developed proven skills in successfully motivating a diverse and aggressive sales force.
Andrew J. Gergel, General Sales Manager On-Premise for Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland and Washington, DC. Andy began his career in the service industry over 20 years ago as a buyer, operator and manager working throughout New York and Maryland.
In 1999, After studying Business Management at University of Tennessee and Towson State University, Andy joined National Distribution Company as an On-Premise Sales Representative in MD.
In 2005, Andy joined Southern Wine & Spirits of New York as a District Manager On-Premise in Metro NY, where he received numerous awards such as; Manager of the Year, Top Performer Platinum Achievement, and Perfection Winner.
In 2010 Andy joined Southern Wine & Spirits of MD as a District Manager and was promoted in 2012 to Division Director, On-Premise. Andy now holds the position of General Sales Manager On-Premise, Maryland and Washington, DC.
William Barry Cregan, Jr., General Sales Manager Off-Premise for Southern Wine & Spirits of Maryland and Washington DC, has been an industry veteran for almost 30 years. After attending Frostburg State College, he began his career with Simpson Distributors as the original beer pre-salesman for the state of Maryland, handling both sales and deliveries.
In 1985, Barry joined Central Distributing and helped introduce Coors to Maryland and the East Coast, he was promoted to General Sales Manager in 1987. In 1992, he decided to expand his career opportunities into wine and spirits sales and accepted a position with Reliable Liquors where he managed the Schieflin and Somerset portfolio.
In 2002 Barry joined National Distributing as Director of Sales for the company’s largest division; he was instrumental in hiring, tutelage and placement of many of the sales and management teams, while also designing a successful succession plan.
Barry joined SWS in August of 2010.