OUR TEAM

Rock Miralia, Principal Founder & Chairman of the Board

Rock Miralia established Distribution Technology in 1969 and has more than 50 years of experience in logistics management. Currently, Rock oversees the long-term strategic planning for the organization and serves as an ongoing mentor to his sons, Tom and Mark Miralia. Founded with a mission to operate a closely held business, Rock has successfully lead the company for nearly forty years. After graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, Rock began his career with Johnson & Johnson while earning his MBA from the University of Chicago. From there he moved to Xerox Corporation as a Corporate Distribution Manager, and pioneered much of the change that is evidenced in today’s distribution management processes. Rock is a founding member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), as well as the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is also actively involved and a member of the International Warehouse Logistics Association and the Rotary Club of Charlotte.

Tom Miralia, President & CEO

Tom Miralia, President & CEO has an extensive background in successful project design and implementation. Tom was trained in engineering at NC State University, earning his BS degree in Nuclear Engineering. He practiced his specialty for Duke Energy and was involved in project procedure development and testing in support of power plant operations.

After joining Distribution Technology, Tom served as Supervisor, General Manager and Vice President in support of company operations. He handled major projects including design, construction, and setup of warehouse facilities including process design and start-up of the award-winning Gallo Wine Regional Distribution Center and executive responsibility for design, construction, and transition of a new Sam’s Club RDC: also, an award winner for process design and execution. During this time, Tom earned his MBA from Queens University of Charlotte.

John Moss, Vice President of Operations

John Moss is the Vice President of Operations. John’s education includes a BS degree in Economics as well as an MBA degree from Radford University. Prior to joining Distribution Technology in 2005, John spent 22 years in the trucking industry where he built a record of success with both national and regional carriers while leading start-up and expansion efforts in the south, Midwest, southwest, and west coast. He is particularly skilled in process management and design, managing by metrics, and quality processes.

Robert Hoffman, Director of Operations

John is assisted in operations, project design and development, and execution by a team led by Robert Hoffman, Director of Operations. In his 30+ years at Distribution Technology, Robert has demonstrated a pursuit of innovation and process implementation that has earned him distinction both inside and outside our organization.

Debbie Hinson, General Manager of Client Support

Leading our client support team is Debbie Hinson, General Manager of Client Support, who has over 35 years in the distribution and supply chain industry. An accomplished relationship builder, she utilizes a team approach in planning and directing all client support activities, including the development of operating procedures and ensuring compliance with client needs and regulatory requirements. Debbie attended the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Michigan State University’s public warehouse management program.

David Define, Director of Client Solutions

 With 29 years of experience in wholesale distribution of consumer goods, David Define, serves as the Director of Client Solutions. David’s background ranges from independent retail and small chains to large national accounts, domestic and multinational wholesale and both retail and e-commerce businesses.  He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Western Connecticut State University and is CPSM certified through Florida Atlantic University.

Randy Cockerham, Director of Technology

Randy Cockerham is Director of Technology. Prior to joining Distribution Technology in 2006, Randy led several highly technical groups developing custom ERP, Warehousing and Client Service Systems for large manufacturing companies including Burlington Industries. His background also includes Technical Educator at NC Community Colleges. He now leads technical teams supporting our IT Infrastructure, WMS, TMS and EDI. He provides a blend of technical and business acumen that results in solutions that solve business problems. Randy’s Bachelor of Technology degree was earned at Appalachian State University.

Rick Cantelmo, General Manager of Business Development

A 26-year veteran in warehousing and logistics, Rick Cantelmo is the General Manager of Business Development at Distribution Technology. His responsibilities include securing and developing new business opportunities, supporting ongoing relationships, and serving as lead negotiator for contractual agreements. Rick joined the team in 1998 as an Operations Manager, after serving as the Operations Manager for both Shoney’s Distribution and Dow Corning Corporation. Rick studied business management at Middle Tennessee State University and is a member of the Warehouse Education and Research Council.

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