Singer Equipment Company has reorganized the leadership of its contract division and confirmed the new structure will be effective from 1 April.
Rod White will serve as EVP, contracts for the Singer family of companies, having been promoted from his position as president of Singer Ashland.
In this new role, he will oversee all contract sales, CAD, project management, estimating, and purchasing.
White, who founded Ashland Equipment in 2000, became part of Singer’s core leadership team after the company acquired Ashland in 2017.
Fred Singer, president and CEO, said: “Rod’s history of strong leadership and successful growth in the contract business will help Singer in our next phase of development as a leading national kitchen equipment contractor.”
Meanwhile, Mark Woolcock will be promoted to EVP, managing all equipment vendor relationships for Singer, and supporting the growth of equipment sales across both contract and distribution divisions.
His responsibilities will also include vendor program development and strategic partnerships. Woolcock joined Singer 15 years ago and has been a longstanding member of the executive leadership team.
Fred Singer said: “Mark has a track record of building strong relationships with our vendor partners built on integrity, partnership and performance. In his new role, Mark will develop and strengthen these relationships to bring value to our customers and partners.
“I am pleased to entrust the leadership of our contract business to Rod and Mark. Their proven success in delighting our customers and partnering with our key manufacturers will continue to result in strong growth for our enterprise.”
Todd Schaeffer will be promoted to general manager and VP of Singer Ashland, ensuring smooth and efficient operations in this division.
He had previously served as the VP of oOperations for Singer Ashland and has been an integral part of the division’s growth for over a decade and a half.
Rod White said: “Todd and I have worked side by side for over 15 years, and no one knows our business better, or is better prepared to lead our team forward.”
Pennsylvania-based Singer Equipment Company is the fifth largest foodservice equipment and supply dealer in the US and remains privately owned and operated in its third generation of family leadership.