Phil Bartocci, Vice President of Sales at Primo started his career as an account manager and today is known for his zeal to make people, places, and products better. With exceptional abilities combined with focus, engagement, and insights, and mastery in 21 different skills including Account Management, Transportation, Cold Calling, Sales, Shipping, Customer Service, Sales Presentations, Direct Sales, Marketing, logistics, and more. Phil is a leader driven by passion and believes in bringing massive value to his customers. A strong believer in creating his own luck, Phil is an outgoing & approachable leader. Phil, with his expertise, is effortlessly leading Primo to exceptional growth that is ascribed to some major deals and programs he has instigated.
Founded in 1991 Primo is a produce wholesaler that distributes products to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It stocks over 1500 fresh produce items, has its processing plant, and offers extensive repack services for many different companies in the food industry. Primo operates through one location and caters to the foodservice vertical with meal kits, processors, industrial accounts, and retail as its prime customers. It also has its logistics division that is expertise in moving freight and backhauls.
Below Phil discusses how to work hard so you can play harder
Aspioneer (A): How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Phil (P): “If I believe something can work and is worthwhile, I will exhaust every effort to make it work. If at that point it’s just not meant to be, I can say that I did everything I could to see it through.”
(A): How do you stay productive?
(P): “I am a self-starter who is motivated by pushing the boundaries of what our company can do. The allure of the next big thing in our business keeps me motivated to stay productive.”
(A): How do you manage stress?
(P): “I manage stress well. I think others around me would say I don’t let stress get to me or affect my overall demeanor. If you can always be cool during a stressful environment it tends to rub off on the others around you.”