A.J. Letizio Retail Division Major Expansion in 2016
A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing executed major moves in 2016 to further strengthen their retail team in support of its growing business throughout the United States eastern seaboard.
AJ Letizio’s Retail Division is pleased to announce the addition of Marc DiPersio, Vice President/Director of Fresh Foods, John Deroy, Vice President/Director of Bakery at A.J. Letizio, Deb Galliher, Business Manager and Adam Rexford, Fresh Foods Technician. “To be able to add these four industry experts simultaneously, including two recognized industry leaders, is unprecedented. It adds additional depth in support of our valued clients and customers as we continue to execute our aggressive growth plans,” said Bob Tessitore, SVP/Retail at AJ Letizio. Al Letizio, President/CEO at AJ Letizio adds ‘It is rare that any company can add talented associates such as these who further exemplify the culture and values held dear to our organization.”
Marc DiPersio joins the AJ Letizio Retail Team as the Vice President /Director of Fresh Foods. Marc, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, brings 25 years’ experience in the Food Brokerage industry. Former Co-Owner of Top Line Food Sales, a Bakery Brokerage Servicing New England Upstate New York and Ahold Territories, Marc recently comes to AJ Letizio from Acosta Sales and marketing where he served as the Vice President of Fresh. Marc and his wife Lisa and six children reside Derry NH.
John Deroy joins the AJ Letizio Retail Team as the Vice President /Director of Bakery. John brings 24 years’ experience in the Food Brokerage industry. Former Co-Owner of Top Line Food Sales, a Bakery Brokerage Servicing New England Upstate New York and Ahold Territories, John recently comes to AJ Letizio from Acosta Sales and marketing where he served as the Vice President of Bakery. “John’s charge will be to provide a focused approach to all of our Bakery Clients and Customers,” said Tessitore. John and his wife Deb reside in Denver NC.
Deb Galliher joins the AJ Letizio Retail Team as a Business Manager for the Western New York/Pennsylvania areas reporting to John Deroy, Vice President/Director of Bakery. Deb brings 12 years’ experience in the Food industry. Coming from a family of bakers, Deb started her training and career working in her family’s bakery in Manchester NY. Continuing to hone her craft while an associate of Acosta Sales and Top Line Food Sales. “Deb brings with her a true understanding of the needs of her clients and customers, bringing a true dedication to their success. We are very pleased that she has elected to join us at AJ Letizio” said Tessitore. Deb and her husband Jeremy along with their son Gavin reside in Rochester NY.
Adam Rexford joins the company’s Retail Division as a Fresh Foods Technician, in support of the company’s continued growth in the New England Area. A graduate of Johnson and Wales, Adam earned his degree in Culinary Arts. Adam has worked for many years in support of the fine supermarket customers in New England while an associate at Acosta Sales and Top Line Sales. “Adam has earned a great reputation throughout the marketplace as a talented and creative merchandiser bringing years of experience as a Bakery and Fresh Foods expert, “said Al Letizio. Adam will be working under the leadership of DiPersio in his new position at A.J. Letizio. Tessitore added “I’m very happy to have Adam joining us at AJ Letizio. Adam, joins a talented team of food industry experts across the eastern United States at A.J. Letizio, each passionate about providing their skills and knowledge in support of growing the business of their customers and clients.” Adam lives in Manchester NH with his wife Laura.
A.J. Letizio announced a record year for sales growth in 2016 as the organization approaches its 30th year operating as a Sales & Marketing agency. The company continues in what is now 105 year family tradition of service tracing its origins back to the Letizio family meat market in Lawrence MA back in 1912.