TriMark Acquires Gill Group and Gill Marketing

TriMark USA, Inc., the nation's third largest distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies headquartered in South Attleboro, MA has strengthened its growth and position in the industry by acquiring Gill Group of Phoenix, AZ and Gill Marketing of Crofton, MD. Both Gill companies joined the additional six divisions of Trimark USA, Inc. on August 1, 2007. All current management and staff at Gill will remain in place.
Jerry Hyman, President and CEO of TriMark USA stated: "We are extremely fortunate and honored to be able to welcome the Gill Companies as our seventh TriMark operating division. Kim and Laura are two of the most respected leaders in our industry. Gill Marketing gives us an entrée into an additional sector of our business, government purchases; and Gill Group expands the contract capabilities of all TriMark locations."
Kim, President of Gill Marketing, and Laura, President of Gill Group, said: "We are enthusiastic and proud to become part of an organization with such an excellent reputation and position in the foodservice industry. This partnership will bring a broader range of products and services to our customers through TriMark USA's purchasing strength and delivery capabilities."
Gill was founded in 1973 and has experienced significant expansions over the past several years. Gill is the 11th largest premier foodservice equipment dealer in the United States with 9 strategically located facilities in Phoenix, AZ; Crofton, MD; Charlotte, NC; Winter Garden, FL; Hamilton, MT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; Honolulu, HI; and Okinawa, Japan. Both Gill companies are holders of numerous government contracts that service military branches, civilian agencies and other federal facilities across the globe.
Aside from TriMark Gill, TriMark USA's operating divisions include TriMark Raygal and TriMark RobertClark, both in Irvine, CA; TriMark Marlinn in Chicago, IL; TriMark Foodcraft in Winston-Salem, NC; TriMark United East in South Attleboro, MA; TriMark S.S. Kemp in Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA. TriMark is a full-service equipment and supplies distributor with over 700 employees and revenues in excess of $400,000,000 servicing all segments of the foodservice industry nationwide.