Clark Associates, Inc. Announces Executive Leadership Team Update

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For Immediate Release: October 11, 2019
Lancaster, PA

Clark Associates, Inc. is excited to announce the following changes within its executive leadership team effective January 1, 2020:

Gene Clark will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Dave Groff will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer, while continuing as President of WebstaurantStore.

Charlie Garber will continue in his role of Chief Information Officer of Clark Associates.

Steve Leaman will assume the role of Chief Communications Officer, while continuing as President of The Restaurant Store.

Erin Bensing will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Mark Zeswitz will assume the role of Chief Risk Officer.

Jamie Rottmund will assume the role of President of Clark Food Service Equipment.

Fred Clark will step into the newly created role of Chairman.

The changes align leadership roles across Clark Associates while serving the specific needs of the company’s distribution channels: WebstaurantStore, The Restaurant Store, Clark Food Service Equipment, Clark National Accounts, 11400 Inc., and Hometown Provisions. Clark anticipates these changes will continue to position the organization as a leader in the foodservice industry.

When announcing the update to the organization, Fred Clark stated that this leadership team “knows first-hand the culture and soul of this company and is well suited to take this company to the next level.”

About Clark Associates:

Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, PA and has been
recognized as one of Central PA's fastest growing companies as well as Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine's 2015 Dealer of the Year. Employing over 3,000 people, Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in distribution, sales, and technology serve a variety of commercial foodservice customers nationwide. For more information on our business and history, please visit

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