TriMark has named two new vice presidents for its SS Kemp and West branches.
Eugene Cresta was promoted to vice president for TriMark SS Kemp. He will lead the division’s private label efforts and oversee its territory sales, including disposable specialists and merchandising. Additionally, Cresta will foster day-to-day execution levels to grow sales, improve profitability, increase future market shares, and supervise regional sales managers.
“Eugene has always exhibited an aura of confidence, exemplified by his professionalism, character, and calm demeanor, which will serve him well in this new role,” SS Kemp General Manager Stoffl said.
Cresta has several years of experience in the foodservice industry, including 16 years at Sysco Food Services and 12 years as district manager in the downtown Pittsburgh market. In 2014, he joined SS Kemp as a regional sales manager, promoting increased revenue and collaboration between customers, vendors and staff. Since then, Cresta and the team have grown Pittsburgh’s sales from $6 million to $20 million. He has also been a strategic partner in implementing the new enterprise resource planning and sales initiative programs.
On the west coast, TriMark has promoted Wendy Carniglia to TriMark West’s Regional Vice President of National Accounts. She succeeds Jennifer Galanis, who is now TriMark’s chief growth officer.
Carniglia joined TriMark in 2012 as an account executive working with customers such as True Food Kitchen and Joey’s. With 23 years of sales and operations experience in the foodservice industry, her expertise and leadership are expected to be crucial to ensuring the continued growth and success of the national accounts team at TriMark Orange County and TriMark West. She will also lead the facilities team at TriMark Orange Country and continue to impact sales revenue through lead-sharing efforts.
Carniglia will report to TriMark West Executive Vice President Howard Cantrell. Her team comprises the facilities and national accounts employees of the West’s distribution and design-build divisions.
Finally, TriMark hired Nishant Kumar as director of global sourcing. He has more than 20 years of experience in global sourcing and procurement functions, having worked internationally for merchandising companies such as IKEA and Walmart. In his new role, Nishant will prioritize direct procurement for several of TriMark’s import programs, beginning with private label.