Learn About Cold Front Distribution

Meet the Team

 

Tim Valdez - President

Thirty-nine years in the Grocery CPG industry with assignments in major grocery markets in Texas, Colorado, Washington state and California.  National in scope from a management perspective.  Vice President of Cold Front Distribution 2009 to 2013.  Prior  industry experience as National Sales Director - Safeway for Nestle/Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream , Regional management positions with Nestle in Finance and Marketing and as District Manager.  Prior to Nestle , Zone Sales Manager for Keebler Cookie Company.

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Kevin Hocum - CFO & GM

Kevin is a 35 year veteran of business and finance having spent time as CFO, Controller and General Manager with various companies, in a number of industries. He is fully trained on a variety of financial databases as well as other key financial tools highly recognized within the industry. His years of experience in finance, business and operations management, are critical to helping Cold Front/CF Heller build a stronger, more diverse business model.

 

Bill Simone - Division Manager

Bill has over 30 years of experience in the retail grocery industry with broad knowledge across a number of businesses and geographies. The majority of his career was with Dreyer’s Ice Cream managing operations in both Northern California and Southern California. He also spent time with Red Bull Beverages and Youngs Market Co., Distributor of fine wine and spirits.

 

Bob Hill - Sales Manager Rocky Mountain

Cold Front Sales Manager since 2000.  Over thirteen years prior grocery DSD experience with Nestle/Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in Category Management (OPTURA, SCOP), Account Executive, Food Service and Route Sales Representative.

 

Mike Green - Sales Manager

Account Executive Cold Front Distribution (12 Years), Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (10 Years): Senior Zone Manager, Special Events, National Trainer, Route Sales.

 

Our Mission

Cold Front Distribution Mission Statement:

 

"Our goal is to be a leader in every market we serve by exceeding the expectations of our customers and operating with the highest ethical standards"

 

Cold Front Distribution, LLC was founded in June of 2000 and began operations in August of that year providing direct store delivery of premier nationally-branded food products. On October 1, 2004, Cold Front Distribution acquired Heller Distributing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This area is now know as Cold Front Distribution, Southwest Division and has grown into a primary profit center for our company. Operating from the historic Colorado Trade Center in central Denver, the corporate office supports sales, warehousing, and administration as well as the delivery and service of products throughout a 5 state marketing area.   

Utilizing a Direct Store Delivery (DSD) model, Cold Front Distribution receives premium frozen, fresh and shelf stable food items from major manufacturers.  These products are then delivered directly off our fleet of trucks to grocery stores, convenience stores and food service accounts throughout our marketing area.  This area includes Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, West Texas, El Paso, TX, and South Dakota.  Our primary goal is customer satisfaction from the point of delivery through the final purchase and consumption experience of the end consumer.