BURKLUND VALUES | When you partner with Burklund Distributors, you get a team of industry experts whose goal is to help you succeed. Our team is built around our CORE values – Communication, Organization, and Responsibility for Execution.


Ken Filipiak, Director of Information Technology | Using his strong background in system administration and programming, Ken provides the information technology to our teams internal needs and your external needs. He’s always on the lookout for new technologies to better help our clients achieve their goals.

Corey Burklund, Vice President of Operations | Corey has grown up in our business. During his college studies, Corey not only gained his own insights, but was exposed to his Dad & Grandad’s leadership styles. So today, he combines the importance of consistency plus today’s generations outlook & new world realities to continue our great operational team.

Randy Eckstein, Director of Foodservice | Randy has both significant operational experience in distribution, and passion for all aspects of great food preparation & presentation. His experiences operating several types of food establishments included tight cost controls as well as 24/7/365 operations. He will serve us all well, did we mention he is a chef too?!

Rob Hackett Jr., Vice President of Marketing & Trade Relations | Rob Jr owns our candy & snacks plus center of store business. He is responsible for planning and execution of our offerings, item changes, program management, and promotional activities. Also, as a past member of the sales team, he is committed to taking Marketing Efforts and transferring them into sales. Rob Jr also works with our Director of Foodservice to coordinate our Fresh Offerings & Foodservices.

Jesse McDonald, Vice President of Sales | Jesse owns our tobacco business, plus coordinates our in-store efforts by leading our sales and merchandising teams. As leadership for our sales organization, he ensures all of our efforts are delivered to you with the highest standards – CONSISTENTLY.

Scott Alexander, Vice President of Business Development | Scott’s goal is that Burklund will become an integral reason consumers choose to visit your store – through Merchandising & Promotions,  Season Reviews, and store Image & Offerings Development. His capable team of client relationship professionals specializes in business development, technology, and consulting. Scott and Jesse are both outgoing & positive and you will find them to be great to work with.


Paul Benes, Executive Vice President | Paul leads by ensuring financial stability and strong Infrastructure development. He leads Burklund Central Support Services, such as Accounting, Purchasing, & Customer Support.

Rob Hackett, President | Another Burklund family leader. Rob oversees all areas which are critical to the core services we offer. Marketing is Rob’s passion and our team of Sales & Marketing professionals understand your current needs, yet we always plan for a better tomorrow. Can you think of a better focus for one of our owners?

Jon Burklund, Chairman & CEO | Jon Burklund leads by establishing a vision of being an industry leader – being the best provider of products and services to the convenience industry. Jon lives our mission to be ‘Ever Growing – Ever Changing – Always A New Direction’ by being a project and result oriented leader.

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