News Releases

Cassie Miller-Leone Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

June 27, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cassie Miller-Leone will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division. Cassie will serve as an Account Manager/K-12 Specialist in the Upstate New York Market and will be joining the A.J. Letizio delegation at the 2019 School Nutrition Association ANC. Cassie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. An expert in hospitality, Cassie has held several positions in the hotel business including General Manager. Cassie has seven years of experience in the industry, including roles in hospitality, food sales, and K-12/school nutrition. Cassie joins A.J. Letizio from her most recent position at Acosta Sales & Marketing where she served as a Field Account Manager/Distributor Account Manager. Cassie’s passion and skill led to her eventual responsibility for all K-12 accounts in her territory. A.J. Letizio’s Upstate New York team is poised for growth, and Cassie is the perfect next addition. “Our K-12/School Nutrition business is incredibly important to us across our whole territory,” said SVP Adam Letizio, “so we could not be more thrilled to be adding Cassie to the team.”

Bill McGillivray Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

June 18, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill McGillivray will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division. Bill will serve as Regional Corporate Chef and Business Manager in the Upstate New York Market. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business/Music Education from the Berklee College of Music. He also studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Bill has over 25 years of experience in the food business and sales. Bill has served in a variety of positions, including time as a regional sales manager, corporate chef, and broker. Bill joins A.J. Letizio from his most recent position at G.E.M. Food Brokers. Bill has been a member of the American Culinary Federation for four years and has been recognized as the 2014 Taste of the World Chef Culinary Conference Chopped Champion and a 2018 Brookwood Farms Best Recipe finalist. Bill’s proven record and dedication are a perfect fit for his new role. According to SVP Adam Letizio, “We are approaching the first anniversary of our territory expansion, and Bill is the ideal person to help our superb UNY team become even stronger.” Bill resides in Liverpool, New York with his family. An avid drummer, Bill can frequently be found rocking stages in his spare time.

Wanda Davis Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Division.

March 26, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective April 8, 2019, Wanda Davis will join its Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Division. Wanda will serve as a business manager in the New England market. Wanda joins us with over 25 years of experience in the food industry. Wanda’s vast broker experience includes time with Premier Food Brokers which was acquired by Acosta Sales and Marketing in November 2004. Most recently Wanda has held positions at Acosta Sales and Marketing that included Customer Service as well as Client and Customer management positions in the Fresh Department. Wanda’s wealth of experience and devotion to going the extra mile are perfectly compatible with the way A.J. Letizio goes to market. “Our whole team is thrilled to work with Wanda,” said SVP Marc DiPersio, “adding Wanda to our team will make us all better at what we do.” Wanda resides in Newington, Connecticut with her Daughter and Son.

Rick Hafner Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

February 15, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective February 22, 2019, Rick Hafner will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division. Rick will serve as an account manager in the Maine market. Rick studied at the University of Tampa and has over 38 years of experience in the food industry. He has worked in every food category, from bakery to protein. Rick’s vast broker experience includes time with Venture Sales Group, and he joins A.J. Letizio from his most recent position at Acosta Sales and Marketing. Rick’s wealth of experience and devotion to going the extra mile are perfectly compatible with the way A.J. Letizio goes to market. “Our whole team is thrilled to work with Rick,” said SVP Adam Letizio, “adding this champion to our roster will make us all better at what we do.” Rick resides in Auburn, Maine with his wife Lori. Although their two sons Jason and Manuel are grown, their young daughter Teanna is already eyeing the food business!