Sales Team Grows Bigger At Crown Brands

Crown Brands, parent of Co-Rect Products, Focus Foodservice, Johnson-Rose, Update International, and since October, Tomlinson Industries, is expanding its sales and marketing teams.

The Lincolnshire, Ill., company has four new hires. Michael Bohland is the company’s new Senior V.P.-National Accounts. He has more than 20 years in strategic planning, sales management and new business development at companies including Anchor Hocking, EveryWare Global and Tuxton China.

Craig Foy, whose industry background includes posts at Marietta Corp., Cardinal/Arc International, Sabert Corp., EMI Yoshi & Villeroy & Boch (where he was director of sales for Latin America) is Crown’s new V.P.-Southeast Region.

Patrick Groves, newly named as Director of Marketing-Front of the House products, started his foodservice career in 2001 at Anchor Hocking, where he last served as director of marketing-foodservice. He joins Crown from International Tableware, where he was national sales manager-eastern region. Sue Levin, who joined Crown Brands two years ago as the buyer for the Update Division, has been promoted to Product Manager-Kitchen & Food Prep. Her career includes 25 years as a retail buyer.

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