Kay Skalchunes

Director of Operations

Kay, a small town North Carolina native, spent her early years on a dairy farm very near North Carolina’s legendary “Tobacco Road” trio of college campuses (NC State, University of North Carolina, and Duke).  She attended an all-girl’s school, Meredith College in Raleigh, where she was properly introduced to the beverage alcohol industry.  

For 20 years, Kay was a key team player with a North Carolina wine and beer wholesale company, American Premium Beverage.  She has diverse experience in developing and coordinating many aspects of an efficient beverage operation, including: customer service, warehousing, delivery and merchandising, fleet maintenance and routing, purchasing and inventory control, domestic and international logistics, trade shows, brand building through wholesale networks, and business management.

Kay has been involved at Banks Channel since the company’s inception.  She monitors orders shipping to both Atlantic Basin and US customers, ensuring all such orders are processed accurately and ship cost-effectively.    She also devotes much of her energy to Banks Channel’s quickly developing US business. 

Kay holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Merchandising from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Kay is a widow who resides in Clemmons, NC and she enjoys frequent visits from her two daughters and two son-in-laws, four grandchildren and five grand-dogs.  When time permits she likes to read, shop, cook, garden, travel and perhaps most of all…relax on a North Carolina beach.

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