The A.J. Letizio Foodservice Team was awarded the 2017 “Outstanding Foodservice Bread Sales Achievement Award” from Anaheim California based Bridgford Food Corporation. Bridgford’s Senior Management team members Bill Bridgford, Chairman, John Simmons, President and Dan Yost, Sr. Vice President, recognized the A.J. Letizio Foodservice Team for “outstanding achievement in surpassing its 2017 fiscal year foodservice bread sales projections.” In addition to meat processing and bakery operations in Anaheim, the Company has four additional factories: two in Dallas, Texas, one in Chicago, Illinois and one in Statesville, North Carolina. Bridgford Foods pioneered the manufacture and sale of frozen bread dough to supermarkets and institutional customers, beginning in 1962. Innovation, high quality and consistency are the major attributes of Bridgford Foods Corporation’s products, which have been awarded 109 gold medals by the California State Fair and Exposition. Bridgford Foods was selected as one of “The 200 Best Small Companies In America” by Forbes Magazine.” A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing is a professional sales & marketing agency serving the food and non-foods/disposable products industry, following a century old family legacy as experts, tracing its origins back to 1912. Operating separate Retail and Foodservice Divisions that deliver specialized service and expertise in each of these sectors as food brokers and non-food brokers. In addition to Bridgford Foods, A.J. Letizio represents a portfolio of clients who are leading national and regional manufacturers of food and non-food/ disposable products. A.J. Letizio turns passion for what they do into results that are consistently delivered to their clients and customers and we are proud to have received this recognition from their friends at Bridgford Foods. Learn more about A.J. Letizio at www.ajletizio.com.
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
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 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