Ed Lucas is the new vice president of business development for the Excell Marketing & Procurement Group and NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group. In May 2016, dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups Excell and NISSCO came together under one umbrella company, maintaining distinct trade names.
In addition, Excell and NISSCO announced that Scott Hunter, Scott Douglas Hunter, Christine Richardson and Wilma Mejia resigned their positions at NISSCO. As a result, the company announced it plans to move its NISSCO operations to Denver, the current home of the Excell operations.
In his new role Lucas will focus on strengthening relationships with existing dealers, new dealer recruitment and support the vendor relations department. A veteran of the foodservice industry with more than 30 years of experience, Lucas’ background includes working with an equipment and supplies dealer and another buying group.
During the past three months Excell and NISSCO added several other members to its team including Andrew Meyer, CFO; Leona Labruyere, director of events; Catherine Flood, executive assistant and Emily Straube, rebate specialist. The company also promoted Chris Reeves to senior vice president, Alyssa Auerbach to manager of marketing & design and Dmitry Tselolikhin to vendor relations manager.