Our People

kennfischburgKenn Fischburg, our CEO, is the sole stockholder of the Company his father founded in 1947. He joined the business in 1971, and took over as President in 1982. Kenn is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.


JohnTwomeyJohn Twomey, our President, joined the company in 1974. He has expertise in all areas of distribution and is responsible for the day to day operation of the company. John is a graduate of The Citadel.


JimStringfellowJim Stringfellow, our General Sales Manager, joined the company in 1988. Previously with the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, he brings years of industry knowledge and experience. Jim is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University.


Dave Beaulieu, our Chief Information Officer, joined CIC from the distribution software industry in 2000. He brings expertise in project management and systems development and extensive experience in both wholesale and retail distribution systems. He is a graduate of Salem State University, with an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.


shawnahearnShawn Ahearn, our VP of Operations, joined CIC in 2016. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in the distribution industry. He was previously the VP Of Operations for one of the largest independently owned business products distributors in New England and also recently served in a leadership role supporting the development of software for the distribution industry. Shawn is responsible for the operating functions of CIC. He is a graduate of Bentley University.


ChrisPlattChris Platt, our Corporate Secretary, joined CIC in 1992. She has over 30 years experience in the accounting field and supervised our Accounts Receivables, Payables and Human Resource Departments. Chris is a graduate of Three Rivers Community-Technical College.


lorishakerLori Shaker, our Controller, joinded CIC in 2016. Lori has over 20 years in Accounting and HR experience. Lori is responsible for the Accounting and HR functions. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.


Mike RodriguesMike Rodrigues, our Warehouse Manager, joined CIC in 2016. Mike comes to us with extensive warehousing experience in all facets of distribution operations and is a huge proponent of building strong teams through communication, teamwork, and respect. He also enjoys focusing on continuous improvement activities to improve efficiency and quality.


donnaDonna Coombs, our Inventory Manager, joined CIC in 1993. She has over 20 years experience in office operations and procedures. Donna is a graduate of Three Rivers Community-Technical College.


SharonSharon Alger, our Sales Support Manager, joined CIC in 2000. She brings over 26 years experience in the customer service field, and over 15 years in management. Sharon supervises our Sales Support staff.


karlatothKarla Toth, our Credit Manager, joined CIC in 1988. She has nearly 20 years experience in Accounts Receivables and 28 years experience in the distribution industry.