Stephen Hegdale has been named general manger of BarDett, dba A.S. Barboro, a Memphis-based distributor of Miller and Coors beer with ties to Nashville’s Det Distributing Co.
(Photo: Bob Bayne)
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Education: B.S., the University of Tulsa
Work Experience: 25 years in the beer business, both at Miller Brewing Co., and privately held distributor organizations.
Family: Married to wife, Angelique, for 20 years, two children: Jacob 16, and Gavin 13.
Favorite quote: “Successful people do whatever it takes”
Last book read: “Jack: Straight From the Gut” by Jack Welch
Favorite music: All types: country, pop and rap.
Favorite movie: “Jerry Maguire”
Sports team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: fishing, golf.
What talent do you wish you had? As a small child, I thought I would someday be an actor.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My wife. She makes me a better person.
How did you get started in the beer business? As a driver helper riding on trucks, during summer vacation from college.
What led you to join BarDett as general manager? I was the sales manager for Det Distributing Co. in Nashville for several years, so they asked me if I was interested in this opportunity. It was a great fit, and I am excited to be given the opportunity.
What will your role as general manager entail? Complete oversight for the entire operation, supervision of 132 full-time employees.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing my employees become successful.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with people, winning, performing better than the competition.
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