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National Convenience Distributors Names Executive Leadership Team

Company appoints CEO, division presidents

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — National Convenience Distributors LLC (NCD), a major full-line wholesale distributor to the convenience-store industry, has named its executive leadership team to set its strategic direction and lead its operations.

The board of directors for NCD has appointed Edward Berro as the organization's CEO. Berro has led sales teams for more than 40 years, acting as president and CEO of Harold Levinson Associates.

“I believe a successful business is built on the foundation of its employees. We have built our divisional executive team and I am thrilled to expand and broaden our geographical scope under their leadership and guidance,” said Berro.

NCD is made up of three geographical divisions. Eric Polep will become president of the northern division, located in Chicopee, Mass.; Rita Berro will serve as the central division president, based in Farmingdale, N.Y.; and Jeff Allen will be the southern division president, operating out of Philadelphia.

Formed in 2020 by the private equity firm Palm Beach Capital through the merger of three industry leading organizations — J. Polep Distribution Services, Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors and Harold Levinson Associates—NCD generates more than $3 billion in annual revenues through servicing convenience and retail outlets in the northeastern United States, the company said.

Founded in 2001, Palm Beach Capital is a private equity investment firm based in West Palm Beach and Sarasota, Fla. It focuses on high-growth investment opportunities and partners with management teams in middle-market management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments.

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