CEO Spotlight – Mike LePorin, Tri-Eagle Sales

FullSizeRenderMike LePorin began his career in the beer industry at the age of 20 in Punta Gorda, FL.  Spending time in multiple beer industry roles from Warehouseman to Sales Supervisor Mike joined Tripp and Susie Transou at Tri-Eagle Sales in 2004 as Director of Sales.  Over the last 12 years Mike has held multiple sales and operations management roles and is currently Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.  Mike oversees all sales and marketing activities from Tallahassee to Ocala and is heavily involved in supplier and community relations.

As a Florida State alumni, Mike yearned to return to Tallahassee and in 2004 Mike and his wife Eliza decided to make the move.  Since then, Mike has been actively involved in multiple community organizations and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Leadership Tallahassee.  Tallahassee provides the active lifestyle that Mike and Eliza desire, while still providing the peace and beauty that smaller communities enjoy every day.  Mike’s friendship with many Chamber members has led to great business partnerships, and has allowed Mike to flourish and grow as a leader both personally and professionally.  Mike’s favorite place to drink a beer is under one of the many beautiful oak trees around Tallahassee, and he appreciates all four seasons in Tallahassee as they each provide different means of getting outdoors and enjoying all Leon County and the surrounding counties have to offer.

TriEagle Sales new logo 2011Tri-Eagle Sales has led beverage distribution in the Tallahassee area since 1996.  Our team markets, sells, and distributes Anheuser-Busch InBev brands along with multiple craft and import offerings, such as Oyster City Brewing, First Magnitude Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Co.  Tri-Eagle also sells a complete line of ciders, wine, and spirits—and several non-alcoholic brand families.  Tri-Eagle Sales recently signed an agreement to begin distributing an additional line-up of world-class craft and import brands beginning in June.  This new portfolio is anchored by local brewer, Proof Brewing Co.  and includes well-known brands such as Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Funky Buddha and Duvel Moortgat.  The addition of this diverse portfolio to Tri-Eagle’s existing portfolio creates a lineup of beer brands that rivals any in the country.

Our portfolio began with only 20 beverages, but today, we provide consumers and beer enthusiasts a diverse portfolio of over 400 products.  Our team is skilled and knowledgeable on the growing beer and beverage industry, and we’re an energetic group of 215 beverage distribution professionals serving 2,000 retail customers in 14 North Central Florida counties out of two facilities in Tallahassee and Ocala.  We also give back to these communities where we live, work, and play—in fact, it’s one of our core values.

We take great pride in our commitment to customers.  Our Mission (“Making Friends is Our Business”) and Vision statements (“To be the ‘Go To’ Beverage Experts for Our Customers and Our Community”) highlight this promise to build positive relationships.  In addition to our daily operations, Tri-Eagle Sales sponsors and supports hundreds of non-profit events and local endeavors every year.

We also provide services to educate parents and youth about underage drinking, solicit expert speakers to spread this message, and support Project Graduation in area high schools.  We work with our 2,000 retailers to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving.