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Kimberly Wehrly has joined the BauscherHepp sales team as its new Western Regional Sales Manager, covering 13 states and western Canada. She joins the Raleigh, N.C., supplier of tabletop and buffet products from Adams Marketing, where she was a Sales Representative in the southern California territory for four years.

Access Partners has acquired Northwest Hospitality Marketing, a Portland, Ore., rep firm specializing in tabletop market. Tim Aid, who founded Northwest in 2017, is joining Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Access Partners as Director of its new equipment and supplies division. Access Partners is privately held and operates in 13 western states.

Hatco Corp. has appointed PB&J Commercial Agents as its new representatives for northern Illinois. PB&J, based in Elgin, Ill., was formed in 2015 as a partnership between PJ Lamb and Carl Boutilier. Prior to the announcement, The Jay Mark Group had represented Hatco in the Chicago area for nearly 40 years.

Cutting Edge Marketing Agents started work last month as Nor-Lake Inc.’s new rep group in the MAFSI 12 region, including all of Alabama, Georgia, much of Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle.

Preferred Marketing Group/Paradigm recently promoted 24-year employee Steve Kim to Regional Vice President-South. King most recently he served as a business development rep for the Los Angeles market. The Chatworths, Calif.-based rep group has also hired Chef Daniel Taylor as a Business Development Rep in the Las Vegas market.

With plans this year to open 15 kitchen centers, each housing 10 to 20 restaurants streamlining off-premise pickup and delivery operations, Kitchen United is filling some top executive positions. Carl Orsbourn has been appointed V.P.-Operations, Robbye Schroeder Kirkpatrick has been named V.P.-National Field Development, and Jimmy Penson has been hired as Executive Director-National Rollout.

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