DSR of the Month

The only monthly feature that profiles the careers of the industry’s most accomplished foodservice equipment and supplies dealer sales reps by presenting their achievements, views on customer service and secrets to their success.

Jay Campbell, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, Memphis, Tenn.

After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1991 with a business and management degree, Jay Campbell began his search for a full-time job.

Tyler Dubbs, Buller Fixture

Tyler Dubbs started his foodservice career right after high school, when he served as a culinary specialist in the Navy. “Half the time I served on submarines and the other half on a surface ship,” he says.

Q&A with Alvin Wang, Action Sales

Alvin Wang first got his feet wet in customer service while working for his family’s hotel and bar in Texas. “I managed the breakfast area, where we had a chef,” he says.

Q&A with Tony Witts, Innovative Foodservice Group/Louis Wohl & Sons

After working as a dishwasher in a restaurant at 11 years old in the 70s, Tony Witts was already in a management position at age 15. “Back then, working at a job like that as a seventh grader wasn’t so unusual,” he explains.

Q&A with Craig Newton, Supplies on the Fly

Craig Newton’s career in the foodservice industry started back in 1987, when his father, who was a manufacturers’ rep, suggested he work for an equipment dealership. He was hired as an assistant and worked at the dealership for 10 years. Newton then became a manufacturers’ rep himself, where he gained another decade of experience in the field. “It gave me a good background on another side of the industry,” he says.

Q&A with Adrian Tuck, Bargreen Ellingson

Working through the foodservice ranks as a dishwasher, busboy, server, bartender, cook and manager, Adrian Tuck had a lot to offer when a friend, David Sanders, asked him to help grow Bargreen Ellingson’s Vancouver branch. He has been with the company for the last five years.