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TriMark Updates Executive Team

TriMark USA, a Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, made two executive appointments.

Mitchell Jacobson has assumed the role of executive chairman of TriMark’s board of directors and now leads the company’s office of the CEO. Additionally, Frank Lordi will become TriMark’s chief financial officer, effective July 18, 2022.

An investor in and member of TriMark’s board of directors, Jacobson assumes executive leadership of the company, leading day-to-day operations in the office of the CEO, per a release announcing these transitions. TriMark established an office of the CEO in December 2021 following the departure of previous CEO Marie Ffolkes. 

Jacobson is the former CEO and currently serves as the chairman of MSC Industrial Supply Co., a Fortune 1000 company. Jacobson was CEO of MSC Industrial from 1980 to 2005.

In Lordi’s new role, he will have full responsibility for TriMark’s finance and information technology operations. Lordi’s career spans more than 30 years and he comes to TriMark from BDO, where he was a partner in the firm’s advisory practice. As a partner with BDO, Lordi previously led TriMark’s financial operations on an interim basis in the first half of 2020. Most recently, Lordi served as a senior advisor to TriMark since November 2021. Prior to joining BDO, he founded and served as managing principal of AC Lordi, a boutique management consulting firm, where he oversaw global finance initiatives for numerous companies.

TriMark’s office of the CEO consists of senior leaders Tom Wienclaw, executive vice president of the north region and chief growth officer; Karen McCain, executive vice president of the south; Mike Passanisi, general counsel, and Frank Lordi, CFO. Jerry Hyman will continue to support the company as vice chairman of the board and will support efforts with TriMark’s buying groups, key customers, and the industry, per the release.

TriMark reported annual revenues of $1.7 billion in 2021, making it the country’s second largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, per FE&S 2022 Distribution Giants study.