SEFA, a buying and marketing group for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, has commended an Oswalt Restaurant Supplies employee for her work ethic.
The rep group has celebrated Samantha Thompson as February 2019’s Featured SEFAPro.
Thompson has been in the foodservice industry for over 19 years and gained her early experience by working on the end-user side for 14 years.
For the last five and a half years, Thompson has worked in equipment and supply after taking a sales position with Oswalt Restaurant Supply.
The company said: “SEFA is proud to recognize Samantha Thompson as Featured SEFAPro. Samantha is dedicated to staying on top of industry trends and learning about new equipment and supply solutions for her customers. She builds relationships based on integrity, honesty, and trust.
Since progressing at Oswalt Restaurant Supplies, she has left her initial inside sales representative position and become a project manager at the firm.
Her latest role includes compiling and submitting bids, submittal brochures, coordinating with general contractors and crews during installation periods, preparing close-out documents for the owner and managing warranty issues.
Thompson said: “My position as a project manager has pushed me far outside of my comfort zone and has enabled me to grow professionally as well as personally.
“I have gained and strengthened skills that I will be able to carry forth no matter what I do in the future. I enjoy that this is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry, and I learn something new every day.”
Jeff Martin, vice president at Oswalt, said: “Samantha is always ready to help out with any technical or equipment issues that other employees run into. She started out on our showroom floor selling smallwares and has continued to learn and grow into now overseeing million dollar kitchen projects.
“Just this year we asked her to be our company SEFA Ambassador and she was more than happy to take on that task. It gives our entire staff great pleasure that she has been selected for this SEFA honor.”