News Releases

Ground Breaking at A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center

June 20, 2017

Friends, neighbors, town officials and associates of the Letizio family were on hand for a ground-breaking ceremony which was held on Monday June 5th, 2017 to mark the beginning of the Letizio family’s construction project on Enterprise Drive in Windham. The project consists of a major facility and site expansion at the current A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing headquarters at Fifty-Five Enterprise Drive and the construction of the new 20,000 sq. ft. A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center. It also marks the beginning of a major beautification effort by the Letizio family for the benefit of the Town of Windham which features the construction of a commemorative historic tower, to be located in the center of the cul-de-sac of Enterprise Drive, adjacent to the I93/Rt.111 interchange. The structure is a replica of a similar nearby lookout tower built by Edward Searles at the turn of the 20th century, one hundred years ago and its characteristics are meant to embody the architecture featured prominently in Windham’s town emblem. The addition of this 43 ft. tall stone feature is meant to transform the current empty location at the foot of Enterprise Drive, at into an attractive site that symbolizes the history and traditions of Windham, a town whose motto is “Old Values – New Horizons.” The tower’s anticipated completion in August of 2017 comes just in time for the town’s 275th celebration, when the Letizio family plans a dedication of the tower to the town of Windham as a permanent monument. Pictured (L to R) : Melissa Marquis, Bill Marquis (Stephens-Marquis Associates), Ralph Valentine (The Valentine Group), Windham Selectman Bruce Breton, Marianne Henry (A.J. Letizio), Windham Planning Board Member Kristi St. Laurent, Karen Dean (A.J. Letizio), Mike Angelo (A.J. Letizio), Selectman Jennifer Simmons, Audra Taylor (A.J. Letizio), Sandra Supernault (A.J. Letizio), Windham Community Development Director Rex Norman, Sneator Regina Birdsell, Patti Letizio, Town Moderator Peter Griffin, Diane Letizio, Al Letizio, Jr., Town Administrator David Sullivan, Al Letizio, Paul Abdalian (A.J. Letizio), Nick Letizio and Bob Tessitore (A.J.Letizio) Read more at the Eagle Tribune    

AJ Letizio Sales & Marketing names Derrick Holder Top Gun Award winner for 2016!

March 23, 2017

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing’s Derrick Holder has been awarded the prestigious Top Gun Award in recognition for his sales achievements in 2016. Derrick also won the award in 2015, making him only the 2nd person to win the award in back to back years. Derrick joined A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing in 2011 and has become a key member of their Mid-Atlantic team. Derrick, his wife Carrie and their three children reside in Mooresville, NC. AJ Letizio’s SVP Bob Tessitore commented that “Derrick is appreciated by both our clients and customers, as he adds true value to both. It is an honor to have him as a member of our team and we are extremely happy to recognize his outstanding accomplishments for the 2nd year in a row. Congratulations Derrick!”

A.J. Letizio Foodservice/Non-Foods adds George Haddad to the Team

January 23, 2017

A.J. Letizio appoints George Haddad to the Foodservice/Non-Foods Team.  George has been in the foodservice profession for almost 30 years starting in the US Army in Hawaii as a Culinary Specialist and a Cavalry Scout serving honorably. He pursued his culinary career for the next 7 years working for TGI Fridays in Boston as the kitchen manager, the Sheraton Hotel Brand for 3 properties as Day Chef, Banquet Chef and then as the Executive Chef. Continuing to broaden his horizon, he got into foodservice distribution starting with Rykoff/Sexton to Alliant US Foods for 13 years managing territories and DSM’s exceeding 3M successfully.  Seeing an opportunity in food brokerage and utilizing his culinary background, he worked for the next 8 years managing distributors/manufacturers in the New England area building relationships where he earned a great reputation throughout the marketplace.  “We are so pleased to be able to add an associate of George’s experience and reputation in the industry and out”, said Paul Abdalian, SVP/Food Service at AJ Letizio. George also volunteers his time as a board member for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) where he has served for over 12 years. Additionally George volunteers with the NH Foodbank  and serves as a Mentor for the Big Brother/Big Sister organization. He is an avid athlete and triathlon enthusiast. George and his wife Heidi make their home in Merrimack, NH and have been married for 28 years and has two daughters Torri 25 and Jenna 21    

A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division earns Sales Excellence Award from Bridgford Foods

January 13, 2017

In recognition of outstanding achievement in sales, beyond expectation, the AJ Letizio Food Service Team has been awarded the Bridgford Sales Excellence Award for 2016. Bridgford Foods,  a manufacturer of baked doughs and biscuits, has served America's foodservice establishments since 1932.  Bridgford School Foodservice fulfills US school breakfast and lunch requirements and the A.J. Letizio Foodservice and K-12 School Nutrition Specialists have partnered with Bridgford as their Sales Agency in New England since 2014. “The award was earned for achieving and exceeding sales growth goals set for us for the New England market area,” said Lynne Pellegrini, Director of K-12 School Nutrition Sales at A.J. Letizio. A.J. Letizio’s Foodservice and Non-Foods Division continues to achieve sales growth milestones as the company approaches its 30th anniversary in 2018, while following in the family’s  five-generation, 105th year in continuous service to the food industry in New England.