Edward Don & Company has bolstered its operations and sales leadership teams with the appointment of two new executives.
Mike Bartoszek has been named as vice president of operations for the Illinois-based dealer.
He joins with significant experience including 15 years at Chicago-based distributor Lawson Products and more recently seven years as operations group leader for American Hotel Register Company.
The new role will see Bartoszek take control of the company’s transportation and distribution centres across the country.
Ryan Higgins joins the firm as a regional sales manager, looking after the California and west coast region.
His remit will cover managing sales teams and driving new business opportunities throughout this region.
Higgins’ most recent role was as vice president of sales for LaBottega, a provider of amenities, cosmetics and textiles to the luxury lodging industry.
Edward Don & Company is a distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, based in Illinois and operating nationwide, that has been owned by the Don family since its founding in 1921.
It employs 1,250 staff and operates a nationwide distribution network supported by seven full-service distribution centers – in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle – as well as its own transportation fleet.