About Us

About Us

Arcadia Beverage has been an essential beverage supplier for local and global retailers since 1939. We are fortunate to call Asheville, North Carolina, home, and we are an extension of this community’s unique capacity for innovation, creativity and passion. You won’t find another beverage provider that cares more about the product it delivers and the impact it will have on your business.

Tom Moore

President & CEO

Formerly President of the North American Division of The Coca-Cola Company for Foodservice and Hospitality, Tom was responsible for all carbonated and non-carbonated beverage manufacturing, marketing and sales. Other past experiences include strategic marketing consulting engagements across multiple consumer segments, Executive Coach and Chief Executive roles in private equity ventures. Tom is an avid fly fisherman and living the dream in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

David Johnston

Chief Financial Officer

David is responsible for the financial and administrative oversite at Arcadia Beverage. With a diverse background in accounting and finance, David has been an integral part of Arcadia’s growth over the last seven years. A native of Georgia, David relocated to Western North Carolina in 2007. In his spare time, he enjoys his many adventures with his sons, Andrew and Conner.

Nolan Lord

Director, Quality Assurance & Product Development

Formerly Associate Scientist and Process Chemist for The Coca-Cola Company, Nolan manages development, research and formulation of new beverages from concept to shelf at Arcadia Beverage. He served as Quality Assurance Analyst for Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Lisa Richmond

Director, Human Resources

Formerly Director of Business Operations for Independent Mail, Lisa provides strategic human resources and business operations leadership to the organization. Her prior experience includes various operations roles with Sun Microsystems and local governments. Lisa is active in her community and serves on the board of Imagine Anderson.

Yary de los Rios

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Prior to joining Arcadia Beverage, Yary was responsible for assisting with the implementation of White Labs Asheville, a yeast manufacturing company servicing micro and macro breweries worldwide. Other professional experiences include administrative roles in government, banking and healthcare. A supporter of the United Way and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Yary also loves to read, hike, home brew and entertain.

Steve DeCorte

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Steve leads the total sales and marketing efforts for Arcadia Beverage. He has an exceptional 25+ year track record in the CPG Food Industry and Food Service Industry, developing and managing relationships with leading food companies in the United States and globally.  Steve has worked for some of the leading CPG companies including Land O’ Lakes, Unilever, Nabisco, Groupe Danone and Kraft North America.

Dan Nifong

Vice President, Operations

Dan oversees day-to-day operations and strategic planning for Arcadia Beverage. Prior to joining the company, he handled private and public investing activities for Investors Management Corporation and Morehead Capital Management. Born and raised in North Carolina, Dan and his wife enjoy exploring the outdoors with their dogs, Cooper and Leila.

Michael Audet

Controller

Michael oversees Arcadia’s accounting operations, including day-to-day accounting transactions, budgeting and financial reporting. He served as a senior assurance associate at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP before joining Arcadia Beverage. In 2014, Michael and his family relocated from Florida to Western North Carolina, where they enjoy hiking, soccer and eating sushi.

Leah Roberts

Director, Purchasing

Leah leads Arcadia Beverage’s sourcing and purchasing efforts across all raw materials and production supplies. Previously, she worked as a Raw Materials Buyer and Planner at Baxter International. Leah is an active member at the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of North Carolina.

Roger Beard

Director, Information Technology

Roger directs the maintenance, development and implementation of the company’s information technology systems. Prior to joining Arcadia, he owned and operated IT firm, Beard & Company Consulting for more than 10 years. He has also worked as a systems analyst and information technology manager for medi USA and Vantage Industries.

Tim Davis

Director, Production

Tim has been guiding production for Arcadia for six years. He’s responsible for everything from mixing flavors to managing the warehouse. Tim enjoys the small-town living of Asheville with his wife and dog. And he’s a lover of classic cars.

Mike Turner

Director, Logistics

Mike oversees logistics, warehouse operations and supply chain management. Prior to joining the Arcadia Beverage team, Mike owned and operated a successful real estate and construction company for 10 years, and he ran operations for six years for a mid-size development company before that. A family man and occasional thrill seeker, Mike enjoys motorcycles, skydiving and soaking up all the outdoor activities Asheville has to offer.

Culture and Passion

The work we do at Arcadia Beverages is a labor of love.