Foodservice Equipment Reports

Gentry Joins Paramount Restaurant Supply

Richard Gentry has joined Paramount Restaurant Supply to further develop the East Providence, R.I., firm’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. He brings a wealth of experience in the foodservice industry, including the past six years as a vice president at Todd Devin Food Equipment, and the previous decade as director-technical service at Aramark, the contract service provider. Gentry also has held manager, director and v.p.-level positions with McDonald’s Corp., Illinois Range Co., and H&K Dallas Inc., respectively.

Paramount CEO Marc Tell commented, “Rick’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Sam Tell family. We view his appointment as the most recent sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry.”

Paramount is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Sam Tell Cos.; the Farmingdale, N.Y., dealership ranked 19th among FER’s 2014 Top Dealers, with 2013 sales of $53 million before the Paramount acquisition.