Sixteen years ago, Joe Falsone was hired by All Star Distributing (now Origlio Beverage-Reading) as a Sales Representative. It wasn’t long before he was promoted to Sales Manager, and quickly thereafter Brand Manager, where his analytical and organizational strengths became apparent. These skills and his experience in the beverage alcohol business prepared Falsone for his current responsibilities as Inventory Director for Reading and Philadelphia. He and his teams verify received & sold inventory accuracy and follow the twisted trail of broken goods. Falsone explains, “My job touches all aspects of our business and supports the work done by finance, sales, marketing, purchasing and the loading/service teams. Interacting with so many people is great, and I get to manage dedicated teams at both locations.”
What do you find most challenging about your job? I love a challenge that requires constant learning. And I can admit that I don’t know what I don’t know, so I dedicate a lot of time to learning and growing.
To be a top-notch Inventory Director you must… empower your team to learn, grow and make decisions. You need to be able to guide, support and instruct.
What advice would you give to a new Inventory Director? Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Self-awareness is imperative. You can’t fake it when you don’t know the answer.
What favorite activities will you be enjoying this spring? I like to play softball in the warm weather and watching my kids participate in their activities is always fun.
The last TV show you binged was… Severance.
Your all-time favorite movie is… John Wick.
What’s on your bucket list? Just one thing – When I retire, I want to drive crosscountry and visit every Major League ballpark along the way.
And if you could be anywhere, drinking any adult beverage… I’d be on an outdoor patio with good friends & family enjoying one of our great products. How do you choose just one?