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Stafford-Smith Names New Vice President of National Accounts

Michigan-based foodservice equipment dealer promotes longtime associate Ziolkowski.

Stafford-Smith, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based foodservice equipment dealer, has promoted Tom Ziolkowski to vice president of national accounts. A 15-year company veteran, Ziolkowski previously served as a regional manager working from the dealer’s Lansing, Mich., location.

In his new role Ziolkowski will focus on developing business from multi-concept operators and restaurant chains, a continuing point of emphasis for Stafford-Smith. In addition, the large projects, design-build work and general equipment sales will remain a key part of the dealership’s strategy moving forward.

Stafford-Smith reported annual revenues of $110 million for 2013, making it the 10th largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the country, according toFE&S’ 2014 Distribution Giants study.

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