Ursula Vermillion, the executive vice president of national smallwares at The Wasserstrom Company, has announced her intention to retire.
Vermillion, who joined the company as sales manager in 1971, has enjoyed a long career at the company, and was responsible for the creation of Wasserstrom’s national smallwares division (NSW).
In a statement announcing her departure, the company credited Vermillion’s creation of the NSW division with changing the entire foodservice industry, whilst also praising her compassion and understanding.
It claimed: “Ursula is family, both to the Wasserstrom family and our family of associates. She has been such an integral part of our lives for almost 38 years,” adding that, “customers and vendors want to work with her; fellow associates want to work for her.”
The company plans to celebrate Vermillion’s career and “exemplary” legacy in a multitude of ways in the weeks ahead, while Cathy King has been appointed as the successor to her role.