New members of the BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion Team


As the demand for our products grow, we’ve added some members to the team to ensure quality, precision and forward thinking are always top of mind.

Over the past few months, we’ve had a couple of additions in upper management.

Bill Arends, second to left, with his family

Bill Arends – Director of Logistics and Warehouse Operations

Bill Arends spent 10 years working in operations at Southern Glazers. 
While there, he had his hands in warehouse organization, logistics, inventory control and safety. He helped design and/or renovate and consolidate multiple warehouses in Texas and Illinois. While here, he will collaborate with our operations team to inspire better flow and innovation of practice.

Derek Dodge – Chief Strategy Officer

Derek comes to the company post an extensive stint with Dr Pepper Snapple Group leading their National Accounts team. The trajectory of his career spans on-premise sales, shopper marketing, merchandising and more. He’s spent the latter portion of his career focusing brand building and strategy.

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