John Metzger, Director of Supply Chain
As Director of Supply Chain, John Metzger is responsible for ensuring that the right product gets to the right place at the right time. John oversees the procurement function, which is buying approximately 3,000 regular wine and spirits products from domestic and foreign suppliers. In addition to the buying responsibilities, he manages the importation, processing of all excise taxes and customs duties, warehousing and transportation functions and supporting movement of our entire products from source to our retail stores.
John was previously employed at A&P, most notably working as Executive Vice President of Administration, where he managed IT, Supply and Logistics, Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate/Development. John left A&P in 2007 and developed his own consulting practice, Supply Chain & Technology Transformation. John also serves as a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, supporting the Center for Supply Chain Research. His 36 years of industry experience provides unique perspectives to Supply Chain and Information Technology groups regarding business transformation, technology integration, strategies and process/business improvements.
A 1976 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Logistics. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, first in his class.
John is active outside of work, having served on the Alumni Board of Directors of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Advisory Board of Ohio State University’s Business Logistics program; Executive Committee of the Efficient Foodservice Response industry initiative, and is active in numerous industry organizations including CSCMP, WERC, GMA, FMI and WFLO.
In 2004, John was awarded the Robert Pashek Award from Penn State University’s Smeal Business School, in recognition of Outstanding Supply Chain Contributions to Industry.
He resides with his wife, Peggy and daughter, Stephanie Hannah in Doylestown, PA.