Who We Are
South Shore Massachusetts' Premier Beverage Distributor
Since 1898, We’ve Done Business In A Way That Builds Lasting Relationships.
What We Believe In
We hold ourselves to professionalism, common sense, and adaptability. We’re driven to be the best beverage distribution company in the world by continuously improving employee and customer satisfaction- and we won’t ever stop.
Honesty, giving back, and taking care of our people are the cornerstones of our company. These values have developed lasting relationships with our communities, customers, suppliers and employees.
We have a thirst for exceptional beverages, whether that’s a cold beer, a smooth whiskey, a crisp cider, a refreshing hard seltzer, or a fine wine, We represent great brands.
What We Do
We Create Distribution To Bring Exceptional Brands To Our Customers.
Our portfolio of beer, wine, spirits & more offers retailers one-stop shopping.
As part of the three-tier system, we partner with breweries, wineries, distilleries and other talented suppliers to grow our collective business through consultative sales, strategic marketing, and timely delivery.
We’re also a proud division of The Sheehan Family Companies, a distribution network spanning five generations since 1898. L. Knife & Son brings The Sheehan Family Companies’ strengths and years of experiences to our local markets, while staying true to our Upstate New York roots.
We partner with premium breweries, distilleries, wineries, and quality beverage makers to distribute an incredible array of products.
From storing, to delivery, and all the marketing, sales, and service in between, we ensure the beverages consumers love find their way to them.
Distributors safely deliver products to retailers ensuring consumers can find brands they love at their favorite stores, restaurants, and bars.
Our Team Leaders
JC PanioGeneral Manager
Chris LandersDirector of ABI Sales and Marketing
Alex AzumaDirector of Sales Operations
Don GreenSales Manager - Off Premise
Joe WrightSales Manager - On Premsie
Michelle BobrowieckiAccounting Manager
Dave ReynoldsOperations Manager
Phil TassinariDelivery Manager
Brian StacyFleet Manager
General ManagerSince 2006
A Colby College graduate, J.C. began his career at L. Knife & Son, Inc. in October of 2006, and has remained the General Manager to this day.
"Good better best, never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best" - Gerald Sheehan
Director of ABI Sales and MarketingSince 2005
Chris started with Sheehan Family Companies in 2005, moving up the sales ladder from Merchandiser for Seaboard Products and Craft Massachusetts, and then Sales Relief for Craft Massachusetts. Along the way, he received his Bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College in 2011, followed by his MBA in 2016. Before he landed his current role as Director of ABI Sales and Marketing at L. Knife & Son, Inc., Chris was a Corporate Inventory Manager for our former California offices.
Director of Sales OperationsSince 2009
Shortly after receiving his finance degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2009, Alex began working for L. Knife & Son, Inc. as a sales analyst. Over the years, he was promoted to Sales Execution Coordinator. In late 2022, Alex was again promoted to Director of Sales Operations, which involves managing sales budgets, data, and brand management.
Sales Manager - Off PremiseSince 1988
Don began his career at L. Knife & Son In 1988 shortly after graduating from Worcester State College. Don began with the Eagle Snacks Division until 1995 when he was asked to join the beer sales division of L. Knife. He became a senior sales rep in 1998, remained in that position until he was promoted to a Sales Supervisor role in 2002. Don’s territory career wide has been the majority of Cape Cod and Wareham off premise accounts. He has recently added on Bridgewater as well as parts of Brockton to his territory as well.
Sales Manager - On PremsieSince 2007
Joe began working for the Sheehan Family Companies at L. Knife & Son in January of 2007. After working in the bar business while attending the University of Massachusetts Boston, Joe joined as a Sales Trainee. Joe quickly became an Off- Premise salesman on the South Shore and Cape Cod. After a few years he transferred to an On-Premise sales route in the same area. Finding enjoyment in both roles, he took a hybrid position on Nantucket. In 2012 Joe became an On-Premise Supervisor, covering parts of the South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Today Joe is the On-Premise Sales Manager at L. Knife & Son. He is responsible for all aspects of the On-Premise trade throughout all of L. Knife & Son’s territory. Joe holds a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts Boston and an MBA from Norwich University in Vermont. When not working, Joe enjoys spending time with his two sons, coaching baseball and soccer, or spending time outside.
Accounting ManagerSince 2022
Michelle began working at L. Knife & Son Inc. in February 2022. Although she is new to the beverage industry, she is not new to the world of accounting. Michelle has been an accountant for the last 18 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an MBA from Curry College. In her position with L. Knife, Michelle manages the Accounting Department and oversees the daily activities of her amazing team. This includes accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll functions. When Michelle is not working, she can be found spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Operations ManagerSince 1999
Dave has recently been promoted from Delivery Manager to Operations Manager.
Delivery ManagerSince 2006
Fleet ManagerSince 1993
Brian Stacy began working for L. Knife & Son, Inc. in February 1993, first as a delivery helper, then moving his way to different positions including being a Merchandiser, and a Draft Cleaner. Currently, Brian is our Fleet Manager, which includes budgeting and servicing the needs of the L. Knife fleet.
Values in Action
– Gerald Sheehan, Chairman of the Board