ROSEMONT, IL (June 6, 2012)—This week, Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. presented its 2012 Supplier of the Year Awards at the company’s Supplier Summit, an annual gathering of key Reinhart suppliers held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Recipient suppliers were recognized for their commitment to quality, food safety and innovation, as well as the value they bring to Reinhart and its customers.
Reinhart Supplier of the Year Awards were presented to winners across 12 categories and included new awards focusing on quality assurance, logistics support, exclusive brands and supplier partnerships. The recipients are:
- Dry Grocery - Ventura Foods, L.L.C.
- Frozen – The J.R. Simplot Company
- Refrigerated – Schreiber Foods, Inc.
- Center of the Plate – John Morrell & Co.
- Non-Foods – Genpak, L.L.C.
- Equipment and Supply – The Vollrath Company, L.L.C.
- Seafood – Trident Seafoods Corporation
- Produce – Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.
- QA Supplier Partner – AdvancePierre Foods
- Best Logistics Support – Foremost Farms USA
- Exclusive Brand Supplier Partner of the Year - Rema Foods, Inc.
- Manufacturer Brand Supplier Partner of the Year - Hormel Foods L.L.C.
John Roussel, CEO of Reinhart, said, “The Supplier of the Year award recipients have been critical to Reinhart’s growth and momentum during a tough economic climate by helping us meet the needs of our operators with the right products at the right prices.
Together we continue to differentiate Reinhart with personalized solutions for our customers’ local needs. Reinhart’s customers get it right from us because our suppliers deliver it right to us.”
Row 1/Seated: Wayne Kolberg (Reinhart- Regional Vice President), Mark Paulausky (Reinhart- Regional Vice President), Jamie Marshall (Trident Seafoods Corporation- Regional Sales Manager, Great Lakes), John Roussel (Reinhart- CEO), Lisa Hearne (Taylor Farm- National Account Manager), Deanna Brady (Hormel Foods- Vice President of Sales, Foodservice), Jeff King (Reinhart- Regional Vice President), Mike Fortier (Reinhart- Chief Supply Chain Officer), Donna Sillas (Genpak- Midwest Regional Manager)
Row 2: David Jaworski (Trident Seafoods Corporation- Regional Sales Manager, Great Lakes), Greg Scriver (Reinhart-Regional Vice President), Stu Kancigor (J.R. Simplot- Enterprise Manager), Gerry Favillo (J.R. Simplot- Director of Sales), David Hines (John Morrell- Vice President), David Hogan (The Vollrath Co. - Sales Manager), James Wagner (Rema Foods- National Accounts Manager), Abigail Durso (Foremost Farms USA- National Sales Manager), John Little (Ventura Foods- V.P. Sales National Distributor Groups), Sue Weyers (Schreiber Foods- Director, Distributor Sales), Ann Moore (Schreiber Foods- Distributor Sales Manager)
Row 3: David Groth (John Morrell- Director of Sales, Eastern Division), Marty Patterson ( The Vollrath Co.- V.P. National Accounts), Jeff Oppenheimer (Taylor Farms- Markon Account Manager), Boyd Jordan (Reinhart – President), Bill Ryan (Hormel Foods- Director of Distributor Trade Development), Robert Feuerstein (Rema Foods- President), Tom Shears (Ventura Foods- V.P. Sales), Bill Schmitt (Advance Pierre Foods- Direct Group Accounts), Kevin Kelly (Genpac- V.P. Sales)