Hugh Raetzsch, Jr.
Hugh is the third generation family member serving as Lyons’ President and CEO. Hugh is the grandson of founder, William E Davis Sr., who passed away in 2009 at the age of 96, and the son of Jane D. Dunlap who currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Hugh began his career with Lyons at a young age learning many different roles throughout the company. He graduated from LSU in business management in 1993.
Hugh is a member of the American Wholesale Marketers Association, serving on the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Board in 2013. He is also on the board of the Louisiana Association of Wholesalers currently serving as Vice President. Additionally, he is actively involved in the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association. Locally, Hugh serves on the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Board of Directors and, in 2014, served as the Legislative Committee Chair for BRAC.
Tad Piner joined Lyons in December 2015, with over 25 years
of diversified experience and success as a business and project management
professional, working in the wholesale distribution industry. Tad has extensive experience in client
consulting in the areas of software development and implementation, having
initiated his work in the distribution industry as a programmer with
achievements that led him to Director of Information Technology. He later transitioned to Project
Manager/Consultant for Retalix’s ERP & Distribution implementation for
multi-million-dollar specialty distributors.
Tad attended East Carolina University where he earned a Bachelor degree
in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a Master of Science
Industrial Technology (MSIT) with Concentration in Digital Communications.
Jodi W. Buckner is Lyons’ Chief Financial Officer. Jodi joined Lyons in 2003 and is responsible for managing the company’s financial operations and the human resources department. Before joining Lyons, she held the position of CFO at Imperial Food Supply for nine years. Prior to this position, she worked in public accounting. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
Shortly after graduating from LSU in 1996, Ali began as an Account Manager in a Baton Rouge territory. Ali was promoted to Sales Manager in 1998, and has been the Vice President of Sales since 2005. He is extremely active in many industry associations including, AWMA, SAWD, NACS, LAW and LOMCSA where he sat on the board of directors from 2006-2008. Ali is passionate when consulting and advising convenience store owners on proven methods and programs specifically designed to reach untapped potential within their retail locations.