Industry Veteran John J. Donello Joins Heritage Foodservice Group as Business Development Manager - Service Segment
FORT WAYNE, Indiana – February 15, 2017 - Heritage Foodservice Group recently hired food industry veteran John J. Donello as Business Development Manager – Service Segment. Donello will be responsible for outside sales and interacting with service companies and technicians to help better understand, support and expand the Heritage Parts service business.
“John has spent his career working in foodservice sales and management and brings to Heritage a different perspective to help support our service network,” said Heritage Director of Business Development – Service Segment Joe Birchhill. “He will interact with key service accounts and prospects by continuing to build strong partnerships and open new doors. His experience with Hobart Service positions him perfectly to speak with service companies, understand their challenges and help deliver the right solutions.”
Donello served in the U.S. Navy as Machinist Mate E-4 Petty Officer and joined ITW/Hobart Corporation when he was honorably discharged in 1977. Donello worked his way up through the organization starting out as a Service Technician and going on to serve in several different capacities including Service Manager, Branch Manager, Region Sales Manager, Region Manager, Director of Sales and National Sales Manager. He was honored with the Hobart Topper service award eight times during his career and was a consistent high performer for the company. Donello is married with three grown children and two grandchildren. He resides in Ronkonkoma, New York.
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 Fort Wayne, Indiana, Heritage is comprised of five business units – Heritage Parts and Heritage Service in the US; and Heritage Parts Canada, R.G. Henderson, Key Food Equipment Services and Choquette CKS in Canada. The company’s continued mission is to provide the highest quality personal care ensuring a positive service experience, 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; and Orlando. Canadian locations include: Edmonton AB; Lethbridge AB; Burnaby (Vancouver) BC; Kelowna BC; Victoria BC; Toronto ON; Regina SK; Saskatoon SK; Montreal QC; and Quebec City QC.
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