In December 1995, Dan Hughes acquired Qualified Marketing in Albany, New York. The name was changed to Celtic Marketing and a new food brokerage company was born. From this humble beginning, the business continues to re-invest and employ the best professionals available to serve our manufacturers and retail partners.
Celtic Marketing offers cooperative arrangements with other brokers in their network. This will give a manufacturer national coverage if desired.
Dan Hughes, President
Overall Management of the Company
Primary Contact for:
Christmas Tree Shops
Henry Naviasky, Senior Vice President
Henry joined Celtic Marketing in June 2000 and in January 2003 Henry became a minority partner in the business.
TheCeltic Brand Managers are trained professionals and share Dan’s passion and devotion for the company and the marketing business.
Dwayne Rockenstyre - Director of Sales
Management of Retail Store Personnel and Coverage Primary Contact for Big Y Direct, Bozzuto's Direct, Davidson, Price Chopper, and Imperial
David Colomb - Director of Natural and Ethnic
Primary contact for Cavallaro, C&S Wholesalers, Kinney Drugs, Wegmans, Tops, First Source/Tzetzo and Olean Wholesale
Edward Ounjian – Director of Brand Management
Management of Brand and promotion of positive trade relations Primary contact for Giant Eagle, Acme, Redner's, Weis, Karns, AWI
George Bair - Director of Specialty
Management of Natural Sales and HQ Coverage Primary Contact for Bozzuto's Specialty, Shaw's and Big Y Specialty
Joe Ippolito - Director of Grocery
Primary Contact for Wakefern/ShopRite HQ, Kings, and Gristede's
Kathy Haught- Southern Brand Manager
Primary Contact for Food City, Ingles, Earth Fare, Food Lion, MDI/Lowes.
John Peace - Metro Brand Manager
Primary Contact for Nassau Candy, Stew Leonard’s, Abraham, Lantev, General Trading, L&R Distributers, Decicio's, Royal Distributers, Thayer, Lot Less, Morton Williams, Citratella, Brooklyn Fare, Zabars and New York Independents
William Cavanaugh - Mid-Atlantic Brand Manager
Primary Contact for DPI,Hana Distributers, Kroger, DC Cash and Carry, Rite Aid, Giant (PA) Natural, Giant (MD/PA) Specialty, EMD Distributers, First Source Virginia and Natural Mid Atlantic
Tara DiMicco-Metro Brand Manager
Primary contact (with Joe Ippolito) for Gristede’s and ShopRite and Shop Rite Groups
Jimmy Jefferson- South East Business Manager
Primary Contact for Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market, Military, Total Wine
Fred Hebert-New England Brand Manager
Primary Contact for Associated Buyers, Associated Grocers, BJ's Wholesale Club, Donelans, New England Independents
Andrew Lau-Midwest Brand Manager
Brian Taylor-Director of Midwest Operations
Seth Shelton-Account Specialist Harris Teeter, Independents-North and South Carolina
Dan McGrath – Account Specialist Retail Merchandiser - Whole Foods Stores, Upstate New York and New England Area
Jim Kinsey- Account Specialist Retail Merchandiser- Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Markets
Chris Deitrich- Account Specialist Retail Merchanider for Glass Shop Rite Group, Wakefern, Stop & Shop Metro and Whole Foods Metro
Chris Mirabelli - Sales Specialist Retail Merchandiser -Wakefern/ShopRite and support for Whole Foods covering NY, NJ and PA
Nate Bell - Sales Specialist Retail Merchandiser - Benny's, Reny's and Natural New England
Bob Danquer- Sales Executive Retail Merchandiser-Upstate New York
Rose Davis-Account Executive Calling on Foodtown/D'Agstinos, WF Natioanl Reviews, Whole Foods Retail Metro, Whole Foods NE, NA & MA, Natural Metro, Stauffer's of Kissel Hill, Health & Harmony, Kimberton Whole Foods, Big Bear Natural, Khim's Millennial, The Green Life Market, NCG COOP. Distributers- Avenue Gourmet
Michael Naviasky - Account Executive
Calling on King Kullen, Wild By Nature, Fairway All, Mrs Green's, Natural Ind LI/Brooklyn, Key Foods Groups, Best Yet, Western Beef, Uncle Giusseppi, Fresh Direct, Jet.com. Distributers- NY Fancy Specialty Food, Nassau Provisions, Island Park Food.