News Releases

Deb Galliher Promoted to Regional Director Position at A.J. Letizio

January 27, 2020

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Deb Galliher has been promoted Regional Sales Director for Up-State New York for its Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Division. Galliher joined the company in 2016 as a Business Manager in Up-State New York and has served in that position until her promotion. In her new role, Deb will be accountable for all A.J. Letizio retail business in Upstate New York and will lead the A.J. Letizio Upstate New York Team. “Upstate New York continues to be a major growth area for us at A.J. Letizio and we are happy to have Deb’s leadership on the team as we continue to support our customers and clients in this region,” said Marc DiPersio, A.J. Letizio Senior Vice President/Retail. Deb, who joined A.J. Letizio from Acosta Sales & Marketing, lives in Clifton Springs, New York with husband Jeremy and son Gavin. A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing employs nearly 100 associates across 17 states in the Eastern Time Zone in service to customers and clients in the Retail/Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice/Disposable Goods sectors.

Andrew Cerretani Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

January 15, 2020

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Andrew Cerretani will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division starting on January 27th, 2020. Andrew will serve as an Account Manager/K-12 Specialist in the New England Market. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maine at Orono. An avid hockey player, Andrew has competed at the collegiate and professional levels for the Maine Black Bears and Wheeling Nailers. In 2016 Andrew left the ice and entered sales, serving State Street Corporation as a Client Operations Specialist and Granite Telecommunications as a Regional Account Manager. Andrew is particularly excited to be transitioning to the food business because of his family legacy in the industry. Andrew’s family operated Cerretani’s Supermarkets for years, and Andrew now carries on a family tradition much like many of his new teammates at A.J. Letizio. Andrew lives in Pelham, NH, and joins a growing A.J. Letizio team of nearly 100 people. “We could not be more excited to welcome Andrew to the crew,” said SVP Adam Letizio, “he will be an incredible asset to our K-12 business and our team as a whole.”

Liz Pistritto Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

November 22, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Liz Pistritto will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division effective December 2nd, 2019. Liz will serve as a Business Manager and will also have account responsibility in Western New England. Liz has a tremendous reputation in the industry, with experience in all aspects of the business. Liz has held positions in food and beverage management, retail, manufacturing, and brokerage. Liz most recently served as the Northeast Regional Director-Foodservice at Mutti USA Inc. A.J. Letizio has continued to grow rapidly, with its newly completed 21,000 square foot national headquarters project and the recent acquisition of M.J. Comerford and Associates closing a banner year for 2019. According to SVP Adam Letizio, “Liz is an Ace in every way. Not only will she have a direct impact on our clients and customers, she will also make every one of us better at what we do.” Liz joins a growing team of more than 75 professionals serving the Food and Non-Food Industry.


September 26, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing of Windham, NH announced today that the company has reached an agreement with M.J. Comerford Associates of Parlin, NJ to acquire their business, a strong, recognized player in the Supermarket Industry Metro NY and NJ and experts in fresh foods. In the arrangement, both Mike and Jim Comerford will be joining A.J. Letizio, continuing to work from their Parlin Office. Mike and Jim will add over 75 years of experience to A.J. Letizio and its Metro New York team. When Mike Comerford founded M.J. Comerford Associates in August of 2001, both Jim and Mike already had many successful years in the Retail Consumer Packaged goods industry. With Mike as President and Jim as Vice President, they have built an organization that provides their customers and clients with the highest quality of service and success. Some of their highly respected clients are Uno Foods, Hans Kissle, Papa Pasquale Fresh Pasta, Taste of Italy Appetizers, and Deli Express. Mike and Jim will be part of the A.J. Letizio Retail Consumer Packaged Goods Division, led by Senior Vice President, Marc DiPersio. “The combining of these two companies that have the same family, employee, and company values, is a perfect match!” says DiPersio. According to Bob Tessitore, President and COO of A.J. Letizio, “The synergies that these two organization have together are incredible, and we all look forward to working with Mike and Jim for many years to come.” Al Letizio Jr., President and CEO of A.J. Letizio, comments, “Mike and Jim have been friends to me and our organization for many years and to be able bring these two companies together is very rewarding. It becomes a huge building block to our continued growth plans and continues to fulfill A.J. Letizio’s Strategic 20-year plan.” A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing is a Super Regional Sales Agency that entered its 32nd year in operation last week. As Windham New Hampshire’s largest private employer, A.J. Letizio and its 80 plus staff members operate out of their newly opened state of the art national headquarters in Windham and now out of its Parlin New Jersey regional headquarters. A.J. Letizio’s Retail Consumer Packaged Division operates in all States in the Eastern United States and its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division operates in the Northeast United States.