Managing Director / President
Don has been importing and selling olive oil since 1982. He started his career as a field broker specializing in import commodities. Don continued his career at Camerican International and went on to work for Taormina Sales Company in 1989 where he gained experience in representing olive oil manufacturers. In 1997, he founded AMD OIL SALES LLC with his partners.
Controller / General Manager
Dave has been with AMD from the start and has since guided the company’s growth from 30 Million Dollars to over 100 Million dollars. He manages cash positioning, banking partnerships, lending facilities and FX trading programs. Dave has also implemented and coordinated the successful launch of 2 software systems since 2005.
Director, Sourcing & Import Operations
Jeanne started in 2009 with AMD in a part time position and has grown into the Director of Sourcing and Importing. Her roles include: Supplier Relations / Plan Purchase Programs / Costing / Sales Reporting. Jeanne brought our company to BRC certification and readies suppliers for documentation and approval process along with communication of our Customers’ GFSI requirements.
In 2005 Beverley started as office manager and administrative assistant. As in most small business, she had to handle and assist on EVERYTHING else that needs to be done behind the scenes. Her duties and responsibilities are too numerous to capture here.
Cheryl is in full charge of our Customer Satisfaction. She handles all our customers’ needs and booking positions.
Cheryl also is proficient in database management and maintains our import database. Started part time in 2013 – is now full time.
Kay-Ann is in charge of managing freight forwarders, importing merchandise into the country, handling warehousing arrangements and, most importantly, arranging the timely and well communicated deliveries to our customers. Kay-Ann started with us in September of 2015. She has taken responsibility for introducing YAMMER into our company social media, as well as spearheading our CRM software training and development.
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Bonnie started with us in 2014. She has taken on other roles here at AMD. Her duties include some office management tasks, performs reconciling of supplier/vendor invoices to quoted costs for their services, and lot costing. Bonnie is also administrative assistant and customer service for AMD Food Sales. Additionally, Bonnie assists in the vetting and recommendation of charitable organizations to which AMD makes monthly contributions.
Sales /AMD FOOD SALES
Directs our AMD FOOD SALES division, working with mostly ethnic distributors on their imported Mediterranean products as well as Californian tomatoes. Joe and Don go back in their relationship to the early 1980’s. Joe, like Don, worked at Taormina Sales Company before joining AMD GROUP in 2008. Joe has extensive knowledge and experience in olive oil and tomato products.
Sales / AMD SPECIAL OIL LLC
Tom came to us from Pastene, a leading Italian brand of Mediterranean products in New England, where he served as Vice President of Operations for 22 years. This experience in brand management and importing kindled a passion for Mediterranean foods. He joined AMD in 2014 and is now focusing that passion on Specialty Oils.
Quality Assurance Manager
Patricia has developed and monitors our Quality Assurance program including our BRC Certification Process. She handles the dissemination of all GFSI documentation needed from our suppliers to our customers. Patricia also maintains our sampling process, tasting reviews and test results on all product we import. Because of our customer base, QA documentation and the integrity of our supply chain with testing procedures is critical to our business.