– January 7, 2020 – TriMark USA, LLC the country’s largest provider of design services, equipment, and supplies to the foodservice industry, today announced Marie Ffolkes has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective January 29, 2020. Ms. Ffolkes will succeed Jerry Hyman, who at that time will assume the role of Chairman and remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Ffolkes is a well-respected leader with 25 years of professional experience within global industries. Since 2015, she has served as President, Americas for Air Products (NYSE: APD), driving strategy implementation and operational profitability. Prior to that, Marie held senior positions at Tenneco, an international R&D and manufacturing company, and Johnson Controls, a technologies leader with customers worldwide. She started her career at General Electric Corporation. Marie is a graduate of City University of New York and of Columbia Business School.
“Marie will provide valuable contributions to TriMark’s current strategic initiatives, setting the stage for further progression of our industry-leading services and solutions,”
said Jerry Hyman. “Her expertise in operations, finance, and enterprise ventures will play a critical role in our ongoing effort to develop cutting-edge capabilities by pressing multiple performance levers. In tandem with TriMark’s exceptional leaders and team members, Ms. Ffolkes will bring fresh perspective and vision to extend market reach and continue efforts to modernize systems and technologies for an optimal customer experience across all foodservice sectors.”
“On behalf of Centerbridge, Blackstone, and the Board of Directors, we are delighted to have Marie lead TriMark as our new CEO. Marie is a world-class leader, and her track record speaks for itself
,” said Steve Silver, Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge, adding, “We also want to thank Jerry for his nearly four decades of leadership at TriMark, during which he grew the company’s sales from $50M to over $2B. Jerry has made an indelible impact on the organization and broader industry, and we are pleased he will continue to partner with the Board and Marie in his new role.”
“I am honored that the TriMark Board of Directors chose me to follow a truly transformative CEO, Jerry Hyman, who has led the company’s talented team with such remarkable dedication and innovation,”
said Marie Ffolkes. “I am inspired by the opportunity in front of us to capitalize on TriMark’s disciplined approach to value creation, further building the sales channels and maximizing brand equity. We will continue to focus on delivering excellence every day for our customers, employees, suppliers, and all other stakeholders.”
About TriMark USA
TriMark USA, LLC is the country’s largest provider of design services, equipment, and supplies to the foodservice industry. TriMark offers foodservice operators an unparalleled level of service by combining the hands-on support and local market knowledge of a strong regional supplier with the purchasing strength, industry expertise, delivery, and installation capabilities of a national company. TriMark Divisions include TriMark Adams-Burch in Landover, MD; TriMark Economy Restaurant Fixtures in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA; TriMark Federighi Design in Richmond, CA; TriMark Foodcraft in Winston-Salem, NC; TriMark Gill Group in Crofton, MD, TriMark Gill Marketing in Phoenix, AZ; TriMark Hockenbergs in Omaha, NE; TriMark Marlinn in Chicago, IL; TriMark R.W. Smith in San Diego, CA; TriMark Orange County in Irvine, CA; TriMark SS Kemp in Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, OH; TriMark Strategic in Lewisville, TX with locations in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee; TriMark Minnesota in Rogers MN; TriMark United East in South Attleboro, MA; Chefs’ Toys with multiple locations in Southern California and BigTray in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit: www.trimarkusa.com
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