Who We Are

Stagnaro Distributing is a locally, family owned and operated full service beverage distributor servicing 28 counties in Southeast Indiana, Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and has a second location in Erlanger, Kentucky.

How We Got Here

Stagnaro Distributing was originally Hamilton Distributing located in Hamilton, Ohio. In the late 70’s Arthur Stagnaro purchased Hamilton Distributing which was a 1 million case distributorship that serviced two Ohio counties, Butler and Preble. Two of Arthurs son’s Michael and Chris began working full time in the company in 1995 and 1997 and began to learn all aspects of the business with aspirations to grow.

That opportunity to grow came in 2003 through the sale of Hamilton Distributing and the simultaneous purchase of Dennert Distributing of Northern Kentucky which tripled the companies size. For the next 6 years, the company made a series of acquisitions culminating with the purchase of Dennert Distributing of Cincinnati in February of 2009. The companies were then renamed Stagnaro Distributing and today we sell, market and deliver more than 7 million cases on an annual basis to more than 3500 retailers within a 28 county footprint throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Our History

Our Culture

We will always believe that our PEOPLE are our strongest, most valuable asset. It is our hope and expectation that our people work hard, compete, have fun, learn something new every day, and most importantly treat others as they would like to be treated.

We will strive every day to improve upon and evolve our PROCESS. We will always be our own worst critics and we will constantly challenge ourselves to explore new, innovative and exciting ways to go to market.

Win, lose or draw, each and every day we will approach every endeavor and situation with a true sense of PURPOSE.

Our Culture

We will always believe that our PEOPLE are our strongest, most valuable asset. It is our hope and expectation that our people work hard, compete, have fun, learn something new every day, and most importantly treat others as they would like to be treated.

We will strive every day to improve upon and evolve our PROCESS. We will always be our own worst critics and we will constantly challenge ourselves to explore new, innovative and exciting ways to go to market.

Win, lose or draw, each and every day we will approach every endeavor and situation with a true sense of PURPOSE.

Our Team

 

Michael Stagnaro

President & CEO
513.871.7272 ext. 641
 

Chris Stagnaro

Vice President
513.871.7272 ext. 644
 

Don (Jake) Jakubowski

General Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 624
 

Chad Kamstra

Chief Financial Officer
513.871.7272 ext. 670
 

Chris Cianciolo

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 612
 

Chris Wellinger

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 831
 

Ryan McDaniel

Human Resources Manager
513.871.7272 ext. 652
 

John Lammers

Vice President of Operations - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 663
 

Tim Akers

Vice President of Operations - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 830
 

Damien Spangler

Special Events Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 669
 

Pat James

Non Alcoholic Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 661
 

Stephen Muck

Category Team Manager - Kentucky
859-371-5501 ext. 863
 

Derrick Smith

Category Team Manager - Kentucky
859-371-5501 ext. 828
 

Brian Minardi

Category Team Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 646
 

Chris Roll

Chain Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 662
 

Mike Kugler

Chain Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 861
 

Pete Roberts

Off Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 821
 

Nick Goubeaux

Off Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 819
 

Rob Taylor

On Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 818
 

Nick Morgan

Off Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 626
 

Adam Borgman

Off Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 761
 

David Cagigas

On Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 625
 

Larry Bailey

Inventory Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 643
 

Skip Randall

Inventory Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 838
 

Tori Messerschmitt

AR Manager/Office Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 653
 

John Lammers

Vice President of Operations - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 663
 

Tim Akers

Vice President of Operations - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 830
 

Damien Spangler

Special Events Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 669
 

Larry Bailey

Inventory Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 643
 

Skip Randall

Inventory Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 838
 

Tori Messerschmitt

AR Manager/Office Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 653
 

Chris Cianciolo

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 612
 

Chris Wellinger

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 831
 

Pat James

Non Alcoholic Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 661
 

Stephen Muck

Category Team Manager - Kentucky
859-371-5501 ext. 863
 

Derrick Smith

Category Team Manager - Kentucky
859-371-5501 ext. 828
 

Brian Minardi

Category Team Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 646
 

Chris Roll

Chain Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 662
 

Mike Kugler

Chain Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 861
 

Pete Roberts

Off Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 821
 

Nick Goubeaux

Off Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 819
 

Rob Taylor

On Premise Sales Manager - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 818
 

Nick Morgan

Off Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 626
 

Adam Borgman

Off Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 761
 

David Cagigas

On Premise Sales Manager - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 625
 

Michael Stagnaro

President & CEO
513.871.7272 ext. 641
 

Chris Stagnaro

Vice President
513.871.7272 ext. 644
 

Don (Jake) Jakubowski

General Manager - OH & KY
513.871.7272 ext. 624
 

Chad Kamstra

Chief Financial Officer
513.871.7272 ext. 670
 

Chris Cianciolo

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 612
 

Chris Wellinger

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 831
 

John Lammers

Vice President of Operations - Ohio
513.871.7272 ext. 663
 

Tim Akers

Vice President of Operations - Kentucky
859.371.5501 ext. 830

Our History

1975

1975

Hamilton Distributing, Inc. of Hamilton, Ohio was purchased by Arthur J. Stagnaro in 1975 and originally was a 900,000 case Miller, Pabst, Heineken, Molson distributor servicing Butler and Preble counties in Southwest Ohio.

1980's

1980's

In the mid 80's Arthur J. Stagnaro became the first Coors distributor in Cincinnati with his partner, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher, Johnny Bench. Together they owned Johnny Bench Distributing. In the late 80's they sold Johnny Bench Distributing and Arthur retained his Miller, Pabst, Heineken, Molson distributor named Hamilton Distributing, located in Hamilton, Ohio.

1995-1997

1995-1997

In 1995 & 1997 respectively, after several years of part-time employment, two of Arthur's son's Michael and Chris started full time at Hamilton Distributing and began to learn the business from the ground up. Over the course of the next 8 years, Michael and Chris learned and worked in all aspects of the business including operations, sales, administration and finance.

1995-1997

1995-1997

After being promoted into various leadership positions throughout the company, the two began to focus on not just organic growth but growth through strategic acquisition. At the time, Hamilton Distributing was a 900,000 case Miller, Pabst, Heineken, & Molson distributor servicing Butler and Preble counties in Southwest Ohio employing 25 team members.

2003

2003

In February 2003, after years of hard work and due diligence, in a simultaneous transaction, the Stagnaro family sold Hamilton Distributing to Bonbright Distributing of Dayton, Ohio and then purchased Miller Brands of Northern Kentucky (DBA Dennert Distributing of Northern Kentucky) on the same day.

2003

2003

Miller Brands was a 2.3 million case Miller, Coors, Heineken, Boston, Mike’s distributor consisting of more than 20 suppliers and servicing 8 counties throughout Northern Kentucky employing 75 team members.

In December 2003, the Stagnaro family purchased another Miller, Pabst distributor in the state of Ohio named Hi-Port Distributing located in Batavia, Ohio. Hi-Port, was a distributor that sold approximately 500,000 cases and covered Clermont, Brown, Adams & Highland counties east of Cincinnati, Ohio.

2004

2004

In November 2004, the Stagnaro family purchased a 50% equity position in Dennert of Ohio, LLC. The Dennert of Ohio, LLC owned distribution rights to the Coors, Warsteiner, Spaten & Christian Moerlein brands within Hamilton County, Ohio (metro Cincinnati). The Dennert of Ohio, LLC sold approximately 700,000 cases annually.

2006

2006

In June 2006, Miller Brands of Northern Kentucky (DBA Dennert Distributing of Northern Kentucky) was renamed Stagnaro Distributing, Inc.

2008

2008

In February 2008, the Stagnaro family purchased another Coors, Heineken distributor in the state of Ohio named Hoberg Distributing located in Batavia, Ohio. Hoberg was a distributor that sold approximately 300,000 cases and covered Clermont, Brown, Adams, Clinton & Highland counties east of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Stagnaro family ownership group had grown to just under 4 million cases covering 6 counties in Southwest Ohio and 10 counties in Northern Kentucky representing over 20 suppliers.

2009

2009

In February 2009, the Stagnaro family purchased the remaining 50% interest in the Dennert of Ohio, LLC that it didn’t own as well as 100% of the H. Dennert Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. H. Dennert was a 3 million case Miller Brewing Company distributor servicing Hamilton county (metro Cincinnati, Ohio).

2009

2009

After the acquisition, the four Ohio companies, H. Dennert Corporation, Dennert of Ohio, LLC, Hoberg Distributing and Hi-Port Distributing, were all consolidated and renamed Stagnaro Distributing, LLC which was located at 351 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. At this point, Stagnaro Distributing had grown to servicing 16 counties, selling more than 6 million cases and employing more than 175 team members.

2012

2012

In April 2012, Stagnaro Distributing created a non-alcoholic division made up of waters, teas, juices and energy drinks which over the past 6 years has grown to approximately 1mm cases and makes up more than 10% of the total company revenues.

2018

2018

Over the past 6 years, we at Stagnaro Distributing have been very fortunate and blessed to have started some incredible new partnerships with some amazing breweries…including Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Sweetwater, West Sixth, Southern Tier, Braxton and most recently Lagunitas, 50 West, Yuengling, Cigar City, and Founders.

Today

Today

Today, Stagnaro Distributing, Inc. of Erlanger, Kentucky and Stagnaro Distributing, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio together sell more than 7 million cases annually representing more than 30 breweries and beverage manufacturers from around the world. The two companies service more than 3,500 retailers in 28 counties throughout Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. The companies operate out of two separate facilities located in Erlanger, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Both companies utilize the same trade name of Stagnaro Distributing and employ more than 200 team members.

KY

Ohio Kentucky