Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) president Andy Allen is taking an eight month leave of absence beginning November 1.

In his absence, the company will be run by ADA senior mnagement staff; executive VP, Mitchell Wolk; senior VP/GM, Michael Black; VP of sales and marketing, David Orleans; and VP of finance, Keith Wood.

Allen is taking time off to sail the US eastern seaboard on his 27 foot boat and will document his experience via a blog at