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Pam Chereskin, Economy Restaurant Equipment & Supply Co.
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies named Mobile Fixture the 2020 winner of the magazine’s prestigious Dealer of the Year Award.
SEFA appointed Rachael Weaver chief operating officer and Stephen Mills to the newly created officer of vice president of finance for the dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group.
TriMark USA, a Mansfield, Mass.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, named Marie Ffolkes to the role of CEO, effective Jan. 29. She will succeed Jerry Hyman, who will become chairman of the company and remain on the board of directors.
Tyler Dubbs, Buller Fixture, A Division of Cash-Wa Distributing
Boelter, a Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, tapped Manny Alvarez to serve as director of national contract sales.
Alvin Wang, Action Sales, Irvine, Calif.
The Wasserstrom Company has expanded and remodeled its Phoenix facilities.
Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer Edward Don & Company opened a distribution center in Auburn, Wash.
Tony Witts, Innovative Foodservice Group/Louis Wohl & Sons
Foodservice equipment industry veteran Kyle Graalum joined Boelter Contract & Design as a national account manager.
Craig Newton, Supplies on the Fly
Adrian Tuck, Bargreen Ellingson
“He’s just a stand-up guy.”
Longtime retail industry executive Tony Costanzo will assume the president of TriMark Orange County, effective August 5. TriMark Orange County is part of TriMark USA, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealer based in Mansfield, Mass.
Lori Foerster, TriMark Hockenbergs
Tom Nash, Amundsen Commercial Kitchens
Edward Don & Company hired Mike Bartoszek to serve as vice president of operations and Ryan Higgins to serve as regional sales manager for the Woodridge, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.
In a move that adds to its growing design-build capabilities, Edward Don & Company has purchased Shervan Colonel Equipment Corp., a Las Vegas-based company that designs commercial kitchens. Shervan Colonel Equipment will operate as a division of Edward Don & Company and remain under the leadership of Drew Shervan.
Jacob Thomases, Myers Restaurant Supply
Ursula Vermillion will retire from her post as executive vice president of national smallwares for The Wasserstrom Company effective June 28. The Columbus, Ohio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer hired Cathy King to fill Vermillion’s role.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Nick Pope, project manager for The Boelter Companies in Chicago, its 2019 DSR of the Year. Pope accepted his award during FE&S’ 2019 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which took place May 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
Edward Don & Company has bought Myers Restaurant Supply, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Numbers tell a compelling story at TriMark USA, which since 2014 has held the top spot on FE&S’ Distribution Giants ranking of the nation’s largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers. That year, the South Attleboro, Mass.-based, company reported prior-year sales of $944 million, overtaking longtime leader Edward Don & Co. The same year, it became the first E&S dealership to pass the $1 billion milestone and has since continued to widen the gap between itself and many of its competitors.
Unlike most CEOs whose companies sell to private equity, Jerry Hyman is still around and very much the captain of the ship at TriMark USA. Now on its fourth private-equity partnership in the past 20 years, he’s become skilled at navigating those sometimes shark-infested waters, honing an approach that doesn’t just satisfy profit-hungry PE partners but that ultimately adds value to the company and, in turn, to its customers.
Bolt “Jen” Bolton, Avanti Restaurant Solutions
Singer EVIadded Jamie Gwynne Lackey to the newly created position of business development/sales manager. She will work with new clients to research their business and equipment needs for the foodservice design, equipment and supply company.
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