Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

T&S’ Bergstein to Retire

BarryBergsteinBarry BergsteinBarry Bergstein, T&S Brass’ retail business development manager, will retire at the end of April after nearly 45 years in the foodservice industry. Bergstein joined T&S Brass in 2015 to help T&S extend its presence among supermarkets and convenience stores.

Prior to joining T&S, Bergstein served as retail supermarket consultant for The Middleby Corporation, vice president of retail supermarket and convenience store sales for Power Soak of Unified Brands and vice president of sales and marketing for BKI Worldwide, a Standex Company.

His retirement will be effective April 30, 2019.

Boelter Names New VP of Contract & Design

The Boelter CosJasonProndzinskiboelterlowresJason Prondzinski. promoted industry veteran Jason Prondzinski to vice president of contract and design from vice president of sales. In his new role, Prondzinski becomes responsible for leading the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer’s nationwide contract and design team.

Brady Updates Several Branches

BradybradyMichael RichardsMichael Richards, a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor, appointed Michael Richards to the newly created position of sales manager for Idaho and Matthew Huffman to the new position of general manager for California. Brady also hired two sales representatives: Taylor Weston for the Las Vegas branch and David Menicucci for the company’s Reno branch.

Rep Roundup for April 2019

EQUIPEX, Nor-Lake and Sapphire Manufacturing update their rep networks while Food Equipment Representatives added two new associates to its personnel roster.

Arc Americas Names Kris Malkoski CEO

image002Kris MalkoskiKris Malkoski was named CEO of Arc Americas, a manufacturer of glass tableware for the foodservice industry. She replaces Fred Dohn, who served as Arc Americas’ CEO since 2007. Dohn spent more than three decades with the company.