TriMark recently announced that Kathy Drew, former Vice President (VP) of Commercial Operations for TriMark United East, has joined the Chief Growth Office team as VP of Supply America and GPOs. She will be the main point of contact for Supply America and new GPO accounts for pricing, rebates, and customer relationships, unifying TriMark’s voice. As a key sales growth leader, Kathy will partner with TriMark’s Private Label and National Accounts teams. Before pivoting to VP of Commercial Operations, she was VP of National Accounts and Senior Director (Dir.) of Corporate Dining, Healthcare, and Hospitality for United East. Kathy will report to Jennifer Galanis, Chief Growth Officer:
“TriMark is extremely excited to have Kathy take on this new position for our organization. Her extensive foodservice background, along with an incredible work ethic, strategic perspective, and innate leadership abilities, will allow her to make a significant impact on this business segment. Kathy is an incredible asset to the company, and I am truly honored that she has chosen to join our team.”
Kathy began her career in wholesale foodservice in 2005 as a Territory Manager for Southern Maine, New Hampshire, and North Shore Massachusetts at US Foods. After four years, they promoted her to Senior Healthcare Account Manager, where she accrued $18M in annual sales. In 2014, Kathy joined Carlisle Foodservice, holding roles as Regional Sales Manager, Dir. of Strategic Accounts, and National Dir. of Healthcare.
Kathy’s industry experience, knowledge, and leadership have transformed the company. Her enthusiasm for the new role is encouraging to the organization.
“I would like to sincerely thank my TriMark United East Family for their partnership and support in my five years at the division. I appreciate you all more than you could know. I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to our organization and future in this new role. I look forward to creating bridges to cultivate divisional partnerships and pathways for growth in this evolving business channel. Let’s grow this together!”
Kathy lives near the beach and enjoys spending time with her family on long walks, riding scooters, and fine Italian wine.