Koerner Distributor Expands Board of Directors


Published on February 4 2014 6:14 pm
Last Updated on February 4 2014 6:14 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Koerner Distributor Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Koerner has announced the company has expanded its Board of Directors and has elected two associates who serve on the management team to fill the positions.
Chief Financial Officer Dean Kremer and Chief Operations Officer Bernie Blanchette recently were elected to seats on the board, which also includes members Paul Koerner, Phil Koerner and Larry O’Dell.
“We decided to expand our board to help support our ongoing business growth,” said Paul Koerner. “Both Bernie and Dean are high integrity individuals and serve on our management team. Each of these men bring specific areas of expertise to the board, which will add tremendous value to our company.”
Kremer, an Effingham-area native, has more than 24 years of financial experience and draws from years working in public accounting, private business and banking. Kremer lives in Teutopolis, IL, with his wife Cindy and their two children. He also serves as Treasurer for the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.
Blanchette, who joined the company in 2002, has more than 15 years of technical experience in systems administration and is responsible for the daily operations of the company. Blanchette lives in Effingham, IL with his wife, Amy, and their three children.  He is a member of St. Anthony Church in Effingham, IL and the Effingham Noon Rotary Club.
Since 1982, Koerner Distributor, Inc. has been family-owned and operated, and it has grown to become one of the largest beverage distributors of beer, wine, liquor and nonalcoholic beverages in Illinois. Headquartered in Effingham, IL, Koerner Distributor, Inc. has offices located in Carterville, IL, New Baden, IL and Champaign, IL.
To learn more about Koerner Distributor, visit www.koernerdistributor.com.