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Our History

Our Mission

Elyxir strives to provide unequaled distribution services to our customers and outstanding marketing for our suppliers. To achieve this level of excellence we have built an environment that empowers our people and creates a rewarding place to work. Success in these activities assures superior financial performance.

Elyxir Distributing is owned and managed by brothers, Skip and Glenn Ely. After college they both started their careers in the Silicon Valley hi-tech industry; Skip in engineering and Glenn in sales and marketing. In 1989 after a number of years together in a high tech startup now public and quite large they acquired Filice Distributing, a small Adolph Coors distributor in Santa Cruz.

Over the next nine years, Elyxir acquired seven other beverage distribution businesses…one of only two major beverage distributors covering the three counties in the Monterey Bay Area (Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito). Skip, the CEO, focuses on the Delivery, Warehouse and Information Systems areas while Glenn, the President, concentrates on Marketing, Sales and Administration functions.


Employees Engjoy a Barbecue

Elyxir has a strong management team. There are many outstanding managers assuring that the company fulfills it's mission. We are proud of our employee group many who have been with us since our early days or came to us from the predecessor companies. All of Elyxir Distributing's 120+ employees live and work locally in the Monterey Bay Area.

Community Involvement

Here is a partial list of charities Elyxir has donated to:

  • St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
  • Rudolf F Monte Foundation
  • California Grey Bears
  • The Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation
  • St. Matthias' Episcopal Church
  • Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
  • The Capitola Public Safety and Community Service Foundation
  • Korean-American Grocers Association Scholarship Fund
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Santa Cruz County Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program
  • Salesian Sisters Elementary and Junior High School
  • The Salvation Army

Elyxir Distributing, LLC has been involved with many charities, both directly and indirectly through our customers. We have been a major sponsor of the Rudolph F. Monte Foundation for over 9 years. The Monte Foundation gives thousands of dollars each year to area schools to help fund sports and other programs. We have been involved with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for over 15 years. We participate in the Halloween donation drive and have collected over $15,000 for the charity. We regularly give beverages/soft drinks to Second Harvest Food Bank and also participate in their holiday food drives. We also contribute to many locally created retailer charity events as well, from golf tournaments to car shows to concerts, with donations of both money and beverages.

Employment Opportunities

Elyxir Distributing is an equal opportunity employer. We value our employees and recognize that they are the strength behind our success. We have a diverse workforce representative of the diversity in the communities we serve. We are proud of our casual, friendly workplace.

Our benefit package includes several levels of insurance packages with medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Depending on the insurance package chosen, we also include either an HSA (Health Savings Account) or an FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Recognizing that everyone needs to prepare for their future, we have long offered a 401(k) plan with company match and free financial advisors. Additionally, we have recently added a 125 Cafeteria Plan that incorporates pre-tax savings for qualified Child Care expenses and insurance premiums.

Please go to our jobs page for current openings or to post your resume.