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Rodriguez Joins Heritage as Vice President of U.S. Service

FORT WAYNE, Indiana - February 13, 2015 - Carlos "Charlie" Rodriguez, a veteran of the foodservice service industry, joins Heritage Foodservice Group as vice president of U.S. Service Operations. Rodriguez will oversee Heritage's service operations in South Florida, New Orleans and Oklahoma City with the express goal of both enhancing the company's aftermarket footprint, and strengthening relations with critical OEM partners in support of those markets.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Charlie Rodriguez to our team. Charlie is a relationship-driven leader who brings an exceptional customer service and team building orientation to the position. His leadership will add substantially to the already strong service we endeavor to provide our customers, and to the approach we bring in support of our OEM partners," said Heritage President and Chief Executive Officer John T. McDonough.

Having spent 35 years with Hobart Corporation, Rodriguez comes to Heritage with a very strong background in the foodservice service industry. Rodriquez's career began as a service technician in 1985 and grew in scope to lead service offices in Miami and South Florida, during which time he and his offices earned either Hobart's Topper or Five Star Award for outstanding service branch performance a total of twelve times.

About Heritage Foodservice Group
Founded in 1987, Heritage Foodservice Group is North America's leading provider of genuine OEM replacement parts and authorized aftermarket service for commercial and institutional kitchen equipment. Headquartered in Ft Wayne, Indiana, Heritage is comprised of five business units - Heritage Parts and Heritage Service in the US; and Heritage Parts Canada, R.G. Henderson and Key Food Equipment Services in Canada. The company's continued mission is to provide the highest quality personal care ensuring the customer's success, and to promote OEM partnerships through extension of the OEM's brand and service reach beyond existing networks. Company locations in the United States include: Atlanta; Ft. Wayne; Miami; New Orleans: Orlando; and Oklahoma City. Canadian locations include: Toronto ON; Burnaby (Vancouver) BC; Victoria BC; Kelowna BC; Edmonton AB; Lethbridge AB; Saskatoon SK; and Regina SK.


Jamie Kenny, Public Relations Counsel