Crown Verity has hired Jack McDonald as Director of Sales. McDonald joins the Brantford, Ontario, manufacturer of outdoor and portable foodservice equipment and supplies from Standex Refrigeration Solutions Group, where he was v.p.-business development and marketing. He also served as senior v.p.-sales and marketing at Beverage-Air; his industry career began at Hobart. McDonald will assume overall responsibility for Crown Verity’s buying group participation and partner relationships; he also will manage all business located in the Carolinas, where he will reside. He’ll partner with Director of U.S. Sales Joe Bourgeois to manage the growth and development of the U.S. foodservice business. Bourgeois, a 15-year company veteran, maintains full responsibility for the rep organization and all key accounts not within a buying group that Crown Verity currently participates in.
David Shantz has returned to Dormont as National Sales Manager in the company’s Export, Pa., facility. Shantz will be managing an assigned territory of sales activities for the Dormont Commercial Foodservice Channel to achieve the goals and objectives of the business. Gregory Schurch has joined the company as Director of Sales-Gas Business, for the Fluid Solutions-Americas platform; he’ll oversee all sales operations for the foodservice, OEM, retail and wholesale segments.
Fred Wight has been appointed Western Regional Sales Manager of Southern California-based melamine manufacturer Elite Global Solutions. Wight, who previously oversaw the eastern United States, passes that role to recently hired Pat McCoy, Elite’s newly named Eastern Regional Sales Manager.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works has hired Greg Morgan as IT Manager to lead its design, development and support of enterprise business solutions; he’ll oversee the IT team that maintains the T&S network infrastructure across three facilities on two continents. Morgan’s past experience includes 17 years as IT manager in industrial and manufacturing environments, including 10 years with General Electric.
Performance Reps NW has appointed Janel Rupp as Key Account Development. Rupp will be responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with key segments within the foodservice industry for the Vashon, Wash., rep firm. Rupp started in the industry 16 years ago as marketing coordinator at Lang Mfg., then moved onto the role of western regional sales manager with Beverage Air. She has spent the last nine years at Fisher-Nickel (fishnick) as its communications and training specialist. In addition to Vashon, Performance Reps NW has offices in Seattle and in Portland, Ore.
Agora, a strategic alliance of independent E&S representatives, has been formed by Pecinka Ferri of Fairfield, N.J., and One Source of Philadelphia to deliver high-caliber customer care and improved performance to factories and dealer partners. With goals to cooperate, communicate, and educate, Agora co-founder and Pecinka Ferri COO Joe Ferri, says, “Agora gives rep groups the advantage of allocating resources where needed.”
John Alfano has joined the outside sales team at Pecinka Ferri, the Fairfield, N.J., rep firm that covers the greater metropolitan New York market. He brings a seep knowledge of the local market, having begun his career with Hobart as a territory sales manager in northern New Jersey and holding the same position with Unified Brands, before forming his own agency in 2011 to represent them. Alfano spent the last three years as director-sales and marketing for Pro-Tek Service.
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