Edward Don & Company has named Phil Blas as regional sales manager.
In his new position, Blas will be responsible for managing sales teams and driving new business opportunities for the California and Pacific Northwest Regions.
Prior to joining the company, he served 12 years with Smith & Greene where he was responsible for sales out of the Seattle, Portland and Denver offices.
Blas worked his way from street sales to sales manager for smallwares to quickly being promoted to FED sales manager, where he spent the majority of his time on design, build and remodelling projects.
He stated: “I am excited for the expanded territory and growing with Don’s amazing California team. The West Coast has tremendous potential and all the right pieces in place to make some noise.”
Meanwhile, the distributor has also announced the appointment of Elias Tavarez as CFO.
He will succeed Jim Jones, who will remain in his current role as COO and board member.
Tavarez has over 15 years of experience in senior financial roles. Prior to joining Edward Don & Co, he served as CFO of Harvest Sherwood Food Distributors in Detroit Michigan.
He also spent time in senior financial roles at Dunns River Brands, LaLa US and PepsiCo where he was known for driving financial strategy and performance.