Meet John Guhring, our Beer Portfolio Market Manager in NY, NJ & CT! As a native New Yorker, John knows a lot about his territories and enjoys working with our beer brands and his fellow colleagues. Find out more about John in our Q&A below.
How long have you been working for TBS?
3/17/15 almost 4 years!
What is your title?
Beer Portfolio Market Manager in NY, NJ & CT
And what do you do in that role?
I try to be a “Jack of all trades.” Build a plan for each state that our distributors partners can buy into. Educate retailers and distributors on our great portfolio of beer brands. Help our distributor partners hit our yearly plans by working in retail and making key account & local chain calls.
What is a day at TBS like in your shoes?
Every day is different, but the week typically evolves analyzing my business, visiting our key accounts, working with our distributors or Territory Manager targeting new distribution as well as executing an event or sampling from time to time.
Tell us a little about yourself:
Originally from Long Island, NY and have been working in the beer business for 16 years now in or around the NY area. Currently reside in Middletown, NJ with my wife and 2 boys – 5 and 2.
Any available Weihenstephaner style, but Pilsner is my go to when available.
What do you like best about working at TBS?
Two things really stand out. First, the opportunity working with great legacy brands. Second, the people, both internally at TBS as well as the folks at our distributors. I am fortunate to deal with some really passionate people with great work ethics.
What is one thing at work you can’t do without?
My fellow colleagues in the Eastern Region. They’re always there to lend some advice or a laugh whenever I need it.
Favorite place to travel?
Key West, Florida
Describe your perfect meal:
I am pretty simple: Baked Clams and Chicken Parm at Trattoria L’ Incontro in Astoria NY.
Any charity near and dear to your heart?
What do you do in your free time?
I love water sports and boating.