Cashco has been in business since 1978.

38 years of successful experience

Cashco has been in business since 1978, and we’re specialists in travel/trial-size products. With more than 400 items in this category, we currently serve more than 3,000 retailers nationwide. We understand the demands placed on buyers and category managers, so you can count on us to ensure your travel/trial section carries the most popular and fastest-moving products. We design specialized programs for our clients rather than adapting a standard convenience-store model, and we make it easy and profitable to buy for and manage your travel/trial category.

Even if you already carry travel/trial-size products, we’re confident you can use our knowledge and experience to improve your product mix, lower your costs and increase your sales. Contact us to find out more about what Cashco can do for you.

Cashco Distributors got its start in the 1970s


Times have changed!

Cashco got its start in the 1970s – and while prices have increased since then, so has our experience and expertise.

Cashco Distributors - Portland, Oregon and Morristown Tennessee

Meet the Cashco team


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Ron Runyan

As the son of company founder Floyd Runyan, Ron has been associated with Cashco for more than three decades. As a boy he played among the aisles at our original location in Northeast Portland. Prior to joining Cashco on a permanent basis, Ron earned an economics degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, and held management positions with Ingram Book Company in Nashville and Sanda Communications in Portland. In 2003 he joined Cashco as Vice President, and became Cashco’s President in 2006.

Cashco is in Ron’s blood, and his belief in the company is reflected in our attitude toward our customers. As he puts it, “We say we’re big in small things – not just because we sell travel sizes, but also because we focus on the small details that add up to big benefits for our customers. Our business is about making life better for customers. As long as we focus on that, we’ll be successful.”

Ron spends much of his leisure time racing sailboats and flying airplanes. He has served on the Boards of the Willamette Sailing Club, the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation, and the Lido 14 Class Association. He is passionate about working with at-risk children and has been a mentor and foster parent. He was active in theater early in his adult life, which led to a tour of Europe in 1995 to entertain U.S. and United Nations troops for the Department of Defense during the Bosnian War.


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Tom Slovenkay
Executive Vice President

Tom Slovenkay has more than three decades of experience in the retail food and drug industry. A graduate of Cleveland State University, Tom joined Cashco in 2012 as Executive Vice President in charge of sales and customer service after working for seven years for Pankow Associates, a manufacturer representative agency. While at Pankow, Tom represented Cashco and sold their trial and travel program to many retailers in the eastern U.S. His success led to Tom’s joining Cashco. Prior to that he was a sales manager for Alva-Amco, an OTC drug company in Baltimore, and a site manager for Keystone-Howley White, a New York food broker. Tom also spent many years on the purchasing side of the business, with Gray Drugfair in Cleveland, Stop & Shop Foods in Boston, and served as Rite Aid’s Vice President of Purchasing.

Tom and his wife of 35 years, Beth, have three grown children and enjoy the outdoors, biking, tennis and golf, which strongly influenced their move to the beautiful state of Oregon.

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Pat Rodda
Vice President of Sales

With more than 28 years of sales and management experience, Pat joined Cashco Distributors as the national sales manager in 2003. In January 2008, Pat’s outstanding service to the company resulted in a promotion to vice president of sales, where he oversees the company’s sales and marketing activities.

In 1986, Pat co-founded Cascade Marketing and Sales, a company that became nationally renowned for its expertise in helping manufacturers and distributors develop innovative strategies and sales programs. Pat’s exceptional experience in sales and marketing has impacted more than 100 companies over a professional career in which he provided guidance in staffing, developing incentive compensation plans, customer relations and top-line sales growth. Since joining Cashco, Pat has had a tremendous impact on the company’s growth, and his experience in the grocery and drug chain industries has proved invaluable.

Pat is the proud father of three grown sons who still keep him busy. Physical fitness also plays a vital role in Pat’s life. He is an avid runner and enjoys golf, skiing, yoga and dancing Bhangra. Pat is also seriously dedicated to community service and the plight of children in foster care. He serves as a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) and is active in raising funds for organizations that support foster kids after they are emancipated. Cashco is very proud to have Pat as a member of our senior management team.


Cashco Distributors - Nikki Johnson

Nikki Johnson
National Sales Manager

Nikki joined the Cashco team in 2016 with more than 13 years of sales, management and marketing experience. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Sports Marketing.

Nikki’s passion for the health, beauty and sports industries has enabled her to apply her creativity and marketing expertise for many well-known international and domestic brands. After initially sharpening her sales and marketing skills with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, she developed a passion for beauty-related products. She perfected her sales, marketing and management craft at L’Oréal, Cargo Cosmetics, Louis Vuitton Moet-Hennessy and Lasik Vision Institute.

Nikki has become adept at creating success in specialized markets. She is a natural at bringing products to life and being the impetus behind effective and complex marketing campaigns. Nikki is a firm believer in speaking to and educating her audience from personal experience. This approach has garnered her numerous awards and recognition, from both domestic and international brands.

Nikki was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; however, she has called Chicago home since 2000. She resides there with her husband and their daughter. Nikki is a lover of international cuisine, culture and film. In her leisure time, she and her husband seek out road runs, from 5K up to half-marathons, to support their healthy lifestyles; together they have participated in more than 70 races. Nikki supports her husband’s fraternity as well as the Chicago Bears with community service throughout the year to benefit underserved neighborhoods and children.