About US

San Jose Distribution Services was established in 1956 during a long period in San Jose history when agricultural commerce was the predominant economy in Santa Clara Valley. Handling primarily canned fruits, beer, and fruit juices as an overflow support facility for the “Valley of Hearts Delight” canneries-breweries, San Jose Distribution Services has evolved as an integral warehousing logistics partner to many Silicon Valley manufacturers, and clients throughout the United States, Canada, and the Far East. Unlike our early years, today San Jose Distribution Services provides third party warehousing logistics for solar panels, computer components, food, paper products, medical devices, retail consumer goods, lighting , raw materials, and a wide assortment of other commodities.

SJDS Executives

SJDS Executives

Business is personal.

There is a reason prospective clients choose San Jose Distribution Services over other third party warehousing solutions: we insist on keeping business personal. We believe in developing and maintaining personal relationships with our clients. At San Jose Distribution Services we understand that warehousing is a dynamic part of the supply chain and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to accommodate each client’s unique needs.

 

 


Executive Bios

 


Gary Minardi — President

As President of San Jose Distribution Services , Gary is well known in the third party warehousing logistics and trucking industries for his forty plus years of experience in all facets of Supply Chain Management. Gary is a past President of the California Warehouse Association, served on the Board of Directors of the International Warehouse Logistics Association for four years, is current Co-Chairman of the IWLA Transportation Advisory Council and has been a past rail expert witness at the Surface Transportation Board. In March of 2015  at the International Warehouse Logistics Association’s Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia, IWLA awarded Gary Minardi and Paul Delp, President- CEO of Lansdale Warehouse Company, the Jock Menzies Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the industry. Gary is best known for providing customers with cost creative transportation solutions,  problem solving, constant company improvement, ensuring regulatory compliances, and personalized service. 


Richard Vega — Vice President of Operations

Richard has thirty three years of experience in third party warehousing logistics and he is known by our customers for his creative solutions and personalized service. In Richard’s mind, there are no challenges that can’t be overcome and he utilizes his creative thinking to analyze and execute. Whether it is specialized packaging, critical retail product roll outs, kitting, labeling, handling, special storage or unique projects, customers know that Richard and his warehouse team will get the job done accurately, on time and with a pride of workmanship.


Lynne Sartwell — Vice President of Administration

Day to day account management is mission critical because all of our customers have unique and specific needs. Lynne’s twenty-five years of experience in warehouse system technology and account management has met and exceeded our customer’s expectations. The SJDS customer service team ensures that day to day order processing, EDI, receiving, shipping, reporting, problem solving, resolution, inventory accuracy and billing are met with an enthusiasm that results in total customer satisfaction.


Tom Guerra — Controller

Tom brings fourteen years of experience as our former SJDS Foreign Trade Zone #18 Manager, Customer Service Representative, and Payroll Administrator. In 2006, Tom was appointed to his current position of company Controller. Tom’s current responsibilities include: all company accounting functions, analysis, budgeting, insurance, governmental reporting compliance and human resources administration. Tom’s creativity led to the implementation of a new biometric payroll system at SJDS. The new system has automated, streamlined and facilitated accurate employee payroll data capture.


Grigori Feresin — Manager of Information Technology

Gri, originally from Brazil, manages San Jose Distribution Service’s Information Technology since 2008. The IT department at SJDS is a critical business component that includes: EDI, customized reporting and development, radio frequency (RF), wireless functionality, specialized labeling, customer platform & database integration. Gri is eager to meet all of our customer’s IT expectations. This eagerness resulted in a unique barcode packing list for a customer whose products barcodes were incapable of scanning, saving customer from having to alter two production packaging lines and associated expenses.


Mike Minardi — Manager of Marketing and Business Development

Mike Minardi joined our team in 2010 and brings to SJDS an enthusiasm for developing new marketing strategies and strategic partnerships. Mike has ten years of experience in sales and customer service and also helped launch a start-up software company in the Silicon Valley. Mike’s responsibilities include new business development, strategic partnerships, quotations,  marketing, customer retention and nationwide branding of San Jose Distribution Services.  Mike also assists customers with drayage and transportation solutions.  Contact Mike for inquiries and/or information about our facility.


Richard Vega Jr. — Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance

Richard joined San Jose Distribution Services in 2004, shortly after serving two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marines. One of Richard’s main responsibilities at SJDS is to ensure that our client’s product is stored in a clean, well organized and safe environment. Richard conducts facility inspections regularly and is passionate about creating new policies to incorporate into SJDS’s safety and sanitation program. Richard has done an excellent job training warehouse employee’s for food safety, food grade sanitation, Good Manufacturing Practices, and fork lift certifications.


Rey Apilado — Warehouse Supervisor

Rey joined San Jose Distribution Services as a truck driver in 2006. Working the floor operations in the afternoons after deliveries, it was apparent that Rey’s hard work ethic and “can do” attitude would be better deployed as a Warehouse Supervisor. Customers constantly give accolades for Rey’s ability to get special projects done on time with organization and a pleasant attitude. Rey is truly a San Jose Distribution Services asset for making a diversified SJDS operation personalized and efficient.

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