Employee Built, Customer Centered
Since being founded by Gary Redmond in 1989 Regional Access’s staff has grown and changed–employing more than 125 different people over our 30 year history. Comprised of family, food lovers, musicians and individuals from all walks of life, Regional Access is an institution shaped and molded by the unique talents of those people and the singular needs of the customers we serve.
We live for the wins, but take pride in making things right when we don’t.
We work for you. Thank you for your patronage.
In 1989 Gary Redmond and his wife Daisy decided to take the plunge–with their combined savings they converted a spare bedroom in their Ithaca home into an office and designated the garage the ‘warehouse’–and when they bought a small refrigerated truck, Regional Access was born. For two decades Gary sourced, cultivated, built relationships and pallets, drove trucks and inspired lively conversation and dinners. The go to guy for any type of culinary advice, you were luckiest when the seminar was held in his kitchen. Gary’s legacy is one of an unflinching desire to support his employees, his friends, his partners, and anyone who shared his love for great food. It was a pleasure to work for him and an honor to be tasked with being the keepers of his life’s work at Regional Access.
President and General Manager
What started as a part time warehouse gig years ago (22!) became an education and a life’s work–effective systems, supporting people, ethical business. While it’s fairly amusing to get him going on some topic or another, sit tight, you might learn more than you want about the socio-economic realities of rice farming or Bavarian yeast strains that make the best rye bread.
Front Office and Freight Department Staff
Financial/HR: Anna Redmond
Sales: Ellen Stechman, Rob Farrell, Avi Miner
Freight and Operations: Mark Baumann, Zach Thomas
Order Processing: Dan Lashkoff
Purchasing and Warehouse Operations
If you ever wondered what a 1 year old Spanish sheep’s milk cheese looked like this is the crew that can find a Manchego in their sleep. And with shifts running from 5am – 1am so our customers get what they need on time, they just might have to!
Purchasing: Chris Predmore, Asa Redmond, Joe Cronk
Warehouse Operations: Graham Andrews, Nat Ritter, Phil Libraro, Chris Everson, Wiley Broadwell, Roberto Cuaz, Javon Evans, Josh White
With decades of combined driving experience, our drivers go to great lengths to keep on schedule, and are often the most well known friendly face to our distant customers.
Jay Reville, Wayne James, Troy Evans, Michael Boyd, Victor Castillo, Arin Volpi, Joe Ahouse, Tony Muraca