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Gene Clark appointed Clark Associates CEO as dealer shakes up executive leadership team

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Clark Associates, Inc. has announced that Gene Clark is set to become its chief executive officer from the start of next year.

The appointment is one of a string of changes that are being made to the dealer’s executive leadership team, all of which are effective from January 1 2020.

The changes will also see Dave Groff assume the role of chief operating officer, while also continuing as president of WebstaurantStore.

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Meanwhile Steve Leaman will take on the role of chief communications officer, while continuing as president of The Restaurant Store

The other changes include Erin Bensing becoming chief financial officer, Mark Zeswitz being appointed chief risk officer and Jamie Rottmund assuming the role of president of Clark Food Service Equipment.

Charlie Garber will continue in his role of chief information officer of Clark Associates.

The company says the changes align leadership roles across Clark Associates while serving the specific needs of the company’s distribution channels: WebstaurantStore, The Restaurant Store, Clark Food Service Equipment, Clark National Accounts, 11400 Inc., and Hometown Provisions.

Clark anticipates the changes will continue to position the organization as a leader in the foodservice industry.

When announcing the update to the organization, Fred Clark stated that the new leadership team “knows first-hand the culture and soul of this company and is well suited to take this company to the next level.”

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