Management Team

RDC’s management team leverages experience, entrepreneurial thinking, and dedication to operate our pick/pack/ship business, deliver results for Stockholders, and to support and promote Independent Pharmacy throughout our marketplaces.

Joe Brennan
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Bonaventure University, 1985
  • Joined RDC in 1992, previous roles included Territory Representative, Sales Manager, Director of Business Development and Trade Relations, General Manager, and COO
  • Previous employers – 3 years with Goldline Labs, 4 years with CVS Pharmacies

Chris Masseth
General Manager (GM)

  • Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2002.  Master of Business Administration (MBA), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 2012
  • Joined RDC in 1999, previous roles include Receiving, Shipping, Picking, Replenishment, Pricing Coordinator, and Manager Branded Rx & Trade Relations
  • Previous employer – Projectionist at Hoyt’s

John Kinney
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management, SUNY Buffalo, 1984. Master’s in Finance & Accounting, Canisius College, 1997
  • Joined RDC in 2016
  • Previous employers – Ametek, Inc., Multinational Manufacturing Electrical and Mechanical Components, and Schlegel Systems, Inc., International Manufacturing Building Industry

Richie Cullen
Metro General Manager (Fairfield Distribution Center)

  • St John’s University, 1992
  • Joined RDC in 2003, previous roles included Merchandiser, Territory Manager, and Metro Sales Manager
  • Previous employers – 5 years in retail store management with Eckerd Drugs, 6 years with Windmill Health Products

Ed Kirker
Director of Purchasing & Inventory Management

  • Business Administration, Schenectady County Community College, 1977
  • Joined RDC in 1994
  • Previous employers – 8 years with Trading Port (Bilo) Wholesale Grocers and 22 years with McKesson Drug Company

Barbara Cary
Director of Human Resources

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations, LeMoyne College.  Professional certifications from The Society for Human Resource Management
  • Joined RDC in 2012
  • Previous employers – Human Resources Director for The DiMarco Group, and Senior Field Consultant for HR Works

Paul Levesque, R.Ph.
Director of Pharmacy Services

  • Registered Pharmacist, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 1981. Full Fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)
  • Joined RDC in 2015 
  • Previous employers included 2 years with Value Drug Company, 10 years as an independent consultant, and 10 years as owner of Portland Professional Pharmacy in Maine, which led to an acquisition by a national PBM and position as Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 
  • Also served as CEO and Executive VP with the International Academy of Composing Pharmacists (IACP)

Al Emmans
Director of Marketing & IT Business Management

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Business Management & German, Hiram College, 1986
  • Joined RDC in 1988.  Previous roles included Territory Representative, Director of Sales, Director of Marketing & Technology Initiatives, and General Manager
  • Previous 2 years employment in retail store management with CVS Pharmacy

Julius Morton
Director of Compliance

  • Bachelor of Arts, Baruch College, 1988, Master’s in Public Administration (MPA), Marist College, 2010
  • Joined RDC in 2014 as Compliance Auditor
  • Previous employers – 23 years with New York City Police Department (NYPD) and 3 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  NYPD organized crime investigative experience included 7 years on Federal Task Forces with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Jim Bernitt
Director of Sales

  • 1987 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • Joined RDC in 1999, previous roles included HBC Purchasing Manager and Category Manager
  • Previous 9 years with Wegmans Food Markets and 3 years with the May Company

Jim Giambrone
Night Operations Manager, Rochester

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1989
  • Joined RDC in 1998
  • Previous employers – 26 years with Ciba-Geigy (Novartis) and 5 years active and reserve duty with the United States Navy

Bill Pietruszewski
Metro Operations Manager (Fairfield Distribution Center)

  • Bachelor Of Science In Economics, SUNY of Buffalo State, 1989
  • Joined RDC in 2001
  • Previous employers – 4 years as owner and manager of 2 pharmacies in Buffalo, and 6 years as Area Manager with CVS Pharmacy

Cindy Kirker
Customer Care Manager

  • The manager of RDC’s friendly customer service staff!
  • Joined RDC in 1994.  Previous roles in AR/AP, account database management, and customer service
  • Previous employers – 21 years with McKesson Drug Company

Gary Ritzmann
Special Projects Manager

  • Bachelors of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College, 1985.  Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Manhattan College, 1991
  • Joined RDC in 2011
  • Previous experience as Sales Engineer with Scott Tech LLC and Hooper Handling, materials handling and warehouse automation vendors

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