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ABOUT US

Mission Statement

Capitol Wright Distributing will provide exceptional service and quality products to every customer in a timely manner with integrity, respect and accountability. Capitol Wright Distributing will be the leader in the beverage industry through planning, integrity, and development of our people while providing a safe, secure and desirable workplace.

Vision

To acquire and distribute a portfolio of brands that meets the needs of all customer types. To make adjustments as the market and consumer needs change to remain a competitive force in the market. To maintain the highest quality and freshest products available.

Values

To “do the right thing” by our customers, employees and suppliers. To provide a safe and supportive work environment. To support local community programs and charities.

HISTORY

In October 2014, Capitol Beverage (established in Austin in 1976 by Roy Butler) and Wright Distributing Co. (established in Bastrop in 1948 by Louis & Virginia Wright) formed a new company called Capitol Wright Distributing, LLC. Immediately, this new company purchased Saunders Distributing in La Grange, which was the first entity to go under the new umbrella.

In January 2015, Capitol Beverage and Wright Distributing also merged under this new Capitol Wright Distributing (CWD) umbrella. To complete the merger and acquisition, CWD then purchased Keg 1 Austin. These four companies and cultures brought together their various and similar portfolios of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and continued to service retail accounts in fourteen counties out of nine warehouses.

Under the leadership of Ed Butler, President of CWD, the Butler Family purchased land and built the new home for CWD on the Southeast corner of Highway 290 and Toll Road 130 in Manor. This 435,000 square foot warehouse now houses all of the North and South Austin locations and the Taylor operation; and eventually incorporated the New Braunfels and Bastrop operations as well. 

Capitol Wright Distributing services 2,061 off-premise accounts (convenience stores and grocery stores) and 2,476 on-premise accounts (bars and restaurants) in fourteen counties and employs approximately 600 people as an equal employment opportunity wholesale beverage distributor of Texas. 

 
 

MANAGEMENT

Board of Directors

  • Edward S. Butler, President

  • Dell Boothe, Vice President and General Manager

  • Jane Wright, Vice President and Director of Operations

  • Matt Harriss, CFO

  • Tom Clayton, Director of Marketing

  • Clay Kibby, Director of Fleet and Delivery

  • Sandy Kibby, Board Member

  • Grant Butler, Board Member

  • Beth Granger, Board Member

Sales Management

  • Jason Soll, General Sales Manager

  • Rick Riccitelli, Division Sales Manager, Small Format Off Premise Chain  and C- Stores

  • Donald McDaniel, Division Manager Grocery & Large Format Accounts

  • Willie Schmidt, Division Manager On-Premise Accounts

Impact Accounts

  • James Kleinfelder, Division Manager Impact Accounts

  • Steve Cantu, Impact Accounts Specialist

  • Ken Cardenas, Impact Accounts Specialist

  • Brett Curry, Impact Accounts Specialist

  • Terry Wilkins, Department Manager Retail Assortment

Marketing and Brand Management

  • Tom Clayton, Director of Marketing

  • Mario Chapa, Brand Manager & Special Projects, Molson Coors Brewing Co., Revolver, St. Archer, Pabst

  • Russell Patterson, Brand Manager Heineken USA, Diageo USA, ABITA, Stella Artois, Seagram’s, Free Tail Brewing, EG Wine

  • David Spencer, Brand Manager Constellation Brands, Ballast Point, Four Corners, Mike’s, Press, Sazerac

  • Derek Haverkamp, Brand Manager Gambrinas, Boston Beer, Thirsty Planet, Hops & Grain, St. Arnold, Friends & Allies, multiple crafts and wines

  • Richard Gamboa, Non-Alcohol Brand Manager

Operations

  • Todd Rovelstad, Senior VP of Operations

  • Jane Wright, VP Director of Operations

  • Woody Spaulding, Facilities and Shop Manager

  • Emilio Cruces, Warehouse Manager

  • Ryan Slaughter, Receiving Manager

Delivery

  • Todd Rovelstad, Senior VP of Operations

  • Clay Kibby, Director of Delivery and Fleet

  • Darryl Jackson, Senior Field Delivery Manager

  • Jesse Ramirez, Senior Field Delivery Manager

  • Everth Escobar, Field Delivery Manager (Grocery)

  • Matt Galbreath, Field Delivery Manager

  • Alfredo Martinez, Field Delivery Manager

  • Cory Hanks, Field Delivery Manager

  • John Ramirez, Field Delivery Manager

  • Manny Reyes, Field Delivery Manager

  • Clay Sparks, Field Delivery Manager

  • Andrew Ratliff, Field Delivery Manager

  • David Hernandez, Driver Route Trainer

  • Rodney Bradshaw, DOT Compliance

Human Resources

  • Dolores Thompson, Human Resource and Safety Coordinator

  • Cortney Wehrman, Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator

 
 
 
 

NEW ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Arizona Sunrise Hard Seltzer
BLUE MOON Share Pack
Coors Pure
COORS SELTZER
NEW – Hard Seltzer from Coors
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Corona seltzer variety pack
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
DOS XX Lager Especial Variety Pack
DOS XX Ranch Water
Crook & Marker Lime Margarita
Freetail Puro Pickles
Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Hop Valley
LONE STAR DAS BIER
DAS BIER Y’ALL
Lone Star Seltzers
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NEW NON- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

3D Energy Drinks
Energy for Everyone
Aquahydrate
A PERFORMANCE WATER BRAND
Biosteel
Black Rifle Coffee Company
READY TO DRINK COFFEE
Calypso
Calypso – Taste of the Islands. Variety of flavors!
Chameleon Cold Brew
ORGANIC, SPECIALITY GRADE COFFEE
CBD Living Water
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural additive derived from hemp.
CForce Water
“Chuck Norris heard you were thirsty, so he punched the ground and made the earth cry.”
CONGO BRANDS
MADE FOR YOU - FIVE STARS - NO FILLERS
La Colombe Coffee
LIQUID DEATH
Murder your Thirst!
Moonshine Sweet Tea
VARIETY OF FLAVORED TEAS!
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CONTACT US

10095 US 290 East

Manor, TX 78653

PO Box 617 
Manor, Texas 78653


Tel: 512-272-4200

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