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Rep Roundup

Carpigiani, Crown Verity and Rational add to their rep networks, while Nexstep Commercial Products names its rep of the year. Also, PB&J bolsters its team.

Carpigiani, an Ali Group company, added United Foodservice Solutions to its distributor network covering the state of Michigan. United Foodservice Solutions has been in business for more than 64 years and it specializes in sales, service and repair.

Crown Verity added The Burlis Lawson Group to its rep network, covering Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Southern Illinois. This area is also known as MAFSI Region 16. BLG has two fully staffed offices and test kitchens in St Louis and Kansas City.

Nexstep Commercial Products, which is an exclusive licensee of O-Cedar products, named JV Carter Company of Phoenixville, Pa., its 2022 Sales Rep Agency of the Year. JV Carter has represented Nexstep Commercial Products since 2018.

Illinois-based rep firm PB&J Commercial Agents hired foodservice industry veteran Mike Comstock to serve as a senior territory manager. Comstock’s career includes time as a foodservice operator, as a rep principal, and with a foodservice equipment manufacturer. He will spend time in the company’s test kitchen, and cover the parts of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. PB&J also added Meiko USA to its linecard. PB&J will represent Meiko in the Chicago metropolitan area, also known as MAFSI Region 17.

Rational USA added PMR to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps. PMR will represent Rational in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, also known as MAFSI Region 14.