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 automotive manufacturers, computer components, food products, paper products, medical devices, retail consumer goods, construction, lighting, solar panels, raw materials, and a wide assortment of other commodities.
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.
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 compliance, 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, 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.
After eleven years of an extremely successful expansion of San Jose Distribution Services customer base, Mike Minardi decided to change his career path and join his sister at Harbor Creative Group. We sincerely appreciate Mike’s hard work and determination during his tenure at San Jose Distribution Services. We wish Mike the very best of luck and success in helping Harbor Creative Group expand their customer base.