Paradigm firms offer a strategic way for manufacturers to go-to-market, delivering high performance and improved profitability. It is our relationships and consistency across the market that makes Paradigm member companies an asset and ally for those with whom we do business. Learn more about what Paradigm member companies offer their business partners and how they bring value to the industry, every day.

Next Paradigm Partner Event:

Welbilt Road Show - Preferred Marketing Group (Register Here!)








New Paradigm Partner Hires

Chris Moran - KRG
Kitchen Resource Group is delighted to welcome Chris Moran as our newest Territory Manager.
Chris resides in Charlotte, NC. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montreat College with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Kitchen Resource Group is looking forward to bringing Chris’ consultative problem-solving skills to our partners and the commercial food service industry. Outside of the walls of KRG, Chris is a family man who enjoys the outdoors as well as live music. We are positive that he will make a magnificent addition to the KRG family!
Michelle Vaughn - Kain McArthur

Michelle Vaugn joins Kain McAurthur as Project Manager and is responsible for quoting and managing large spec & contract projects.

Michelle has over 10 successful years of Food Service experience as a dealer Contract Manager/Sales Consultant. She has extensive equipment experience in providing solutions in equipment selection, operational applications, CAD design/layout, local code requirements and coordination of installation.

Zink Grows Their Team by 13!

Mike Comstock as Senior Territory Manager in IL and WI
Danielle Bergman as Inside Sales Specialist, Equipment
Camille Jones as Inside Sales Specialist, Equipment
Lyndsay Jacob as Executive Assistant
Tala Morales as Inside Sales Specialist, Equipment
Dave Weller as Drafting & Engineering Manager
Karen Hollish as Inside Sales Specialist, Multi-Units
Andy Goodfriend as Territory Manager in Southern Ohio
Dan DeNoble as Director of Sales, Zink Hospitality
Kimberly Sanders as Inside Sales Specialist, Equipment
Brandon Ragsdale as ZCS Service Manager
Allison Baker as Retail OEM Specialist
Chad Christine as Regional Account Manager

Chris Haltom - E-Source Miller

E-Source Miller added a new member to their team.  Chris Haltom will be a vital part of the Operations Department.  Chris’ background is in interior design and real estate, and has experience in AutoCAD and Revit.

Partner Spotlight


Zink Foodservice supports a premium portfolio of Equipment, Smallwares, Tabletop, Supplies and Furniture across 8 states with 4 Culinary Centers, 9 Test Kitchens and 5 Showrooms.  Our Regional Organizational Structure is comprised of a segmented salesforce of 33 Field Sales Managers supported by a Culinary team, a Marketing team and the industry’s largest Client Services/Inside sales group.



Zink Foodservice is an Employee-Owned Company (ESOP) and a founding member of Paradigm.  We provide comprehensive Sales, In-house Marketing, Distribution, Installation, Engineered Product Design and Warehouse consolidation and staging for our Clients.



Zink Foodservice operates on the EOS platform and has developed formalized business processes across all areas of the organization.  Zink leverages proprietary technology such as The REV Data Management System, as well as NetSuite and Digital & Direct Marketing Platforms to identify, manage and increase sales and market share for our clients.  All our systems and processes are designed around 3 key criteria: they must be proven, scalable and repeatable.

Upcoming Partner Events

  • March 17th – April 4th, 2022:  Zink Madness
  • March 16th, 2022:  GFS Show – Novi, MI
  • March 30th, 2022:  GFS Show  – Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 20th, 2022:  GFS Show – Rosemont, IL
  • April 28th, 2022:  School Nutrition Association of Kentucky Show
  • May 9th – 11th, 2022:  Restaurant Show Canada – Zink  + Collis – Toronto, Canada
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • March 10th, 2022: Experience ESM – Culinary Center
  • April 5th, 2022:  Experience ESM – Culinary Center
  • May 3rd, 2022: Experience ESM – Culinary Center
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • June 26th – 28th, 2022:  TASN Show – Ft. Worth, TX
  • March 21 – 23 – Pizza and Bar expo – Alfred will be at the expo supporting Krowne, Lincoln and Fioro Forni.

  • March 24 – Antunes IS-8000 steamer event in our Colorado Culinary Center. Chef Joe Arvin will lead our team, C-Stores, chains, schools, and healthcare facilities in learning all about the InfiniSteam. It will be an afternoon “happy hour” event.

  • April 11 – 12 – SNAAZ Show (School Nutrition Association of Arizona) Tucson AZ.  Michael will be making great connections and showcasing our brands to all school districts across Arizona.

  • April 18-20 – The Redstone Group Spring company meeting – Englewood CO – We’ll all be in one place again, growing and learning as a team to ensure the momentum from Q4 and Q1 carry into Q2 and Q3. We’ll come back together as a team in Q4.

  • May 19- 22 – NRA Show – We’ll have a team at the show, but we’re still finalizing who will be there.

  • June 15 – 16 – Colorado School Show – Nikki and Beth will be making great connections and showcasing our brands to all school districts across Colorado.

  • June 23 – Utah School Show -Bryce will be making great connections and showcasing our brands to all school districts across Utah.

  • March 16, 2022: Lower Alabama K12 Convotherm Seminar – Mobile Fixture in Mobile, AL
  • Brief Description: AL K12 directors and maintenance staff are invited to a Convotherm Lunch & Learn at Mobile Fixture. The event will be hosted by THG and we will have Chef Terry Barbour from Welbilt cooking meals in the combi for our local K-12 directors and staff.


  • April, 21-23, 2022: Georgia School Nutrition Conference (GSNA) – Savannah, GA (Savannah, Int’l Trade & Convention Center)
  • Brief Description: We will have two booths at the upcoming GSNA’s annual conference (booths 513 & 612).


  • May 4-6, 2022: Alabama School Nutrition Conference (ASNA), Gulf Shores, AL
  • Brief Description: We will have one booth at ASNA’s annual conference (booth number TBD)


  • May 21 – 24, 2022: NRA Show, Chicago, IL
  • Brief Description: National Restaurant Association Show


  • March 22nd-24th, 2022: Pizza Expo
  • April 1st, 2022: Kansas SNA Show
  • May 2nd – 5th, 2022: Pizza Hut Franchise Show – San Diego, CA
  • May 25th, 2022: Pizza Hut Suppliers Summit – Dallas, TX
  • June 27th – 30th, 2022: Fire House Subs Annual Conference – Orlando, FL.
  • March 30th – April 2nd, 2022: Taco Johns Annual Franchisee Conference
  • May 15th – 17th, 2022: Casey’s General Store Conference – Kansas City
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022: NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • June 22nd, 2022: Iowa SNA Show
  • June 28th, 2022: Nebraska SNA Show
  • March 21st – 23rd, 2022:  Bar & Restaurant Expo – Las Vegas, NV
    From single-unit to national chain operators and the industry’s largest hospitality groups, Bar & Restaurant Expo will deliver the latest in experience and innovation to move your business forward.


  • March 22nd – 24th, 2022:  Pizza Expo – Las Vegas, NV
    This world renowned yearly gathering of pizzeria professionals has been a trusted resource for thousands of attendees who return each year to find everything they need to improve their business all in one place!


  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • July 25th, 2022:  Welbilt Roadshow
  • April 18th – 20th, 2022:  MN Petrolium Marketers Association Conference – St. Paul, MN
  • May 2nd – 5th, 2022:  Craft Brewers Conference – Minneapolis, MN
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • June 7th – 9th, 2022:  ND School Nutrition Association Conference – Fargo, ND
  • June 21st – 22nd, 2022:  Cenexpo – Sioux Falls, SD
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL
  • May 20th – 22nd, 2022:  NRA Show – Chicago, IL

The Paradigm Difference


Through collaboration, transparency and trust Paradigm has redefined the standard for multi-line representatives. Our relentless pursuit of excellence aligns our members to create a national organization dedicated to E&S and invested in the success of our stakeholders.


Paradigm operates on the EOS platform and has developed formalized business processes that drive consistency, discipline and accountability around Sales, Marketing and Education. Our proprietary technology, The REV Data Management System, provides unparalleled Sales Planning, Forecasting and Reporting to create a competitive advantage for our clients.


Through a combined investment in our people, infrastructure, systems and processes Paradigm member companies outperform the market in top line sales, profit margins, forecasting efficiency and client experience.


Zink Foodservice provides comprehensive sales, marketing, distribution and installation services for premier manufacturers and authorized dealers of foodservice equipment and smallwares. For nearly 40 years, the major brands in the commercial foodservice industry have turned to Zink for sales and marketing expertise, and exceptional performance.

We bring the highest levels of professionalism, responsiveness and service to dealers, consultants, chain accounts, schools and independent operators. Zink Foodservice is Invested in Your Success.

Zink Foodservice
655 Dearborn Park Lane, Suite Z
Worthington, OH 43085


E-Source Miller is a leader in foodservice equipment sales in Texas and Oklahoma. We strategically partner with the most respected manufacturers who, collectively, can provide foodservice equipment that meets your needs.

Our proven processes assure you of the most reliable and efficient experience anywhere, from quoting to delivery.

E-Source Miller’s core focus is simple:
Connect. Care. Change.

E-Source Miller
3680 W. Royal Lane, Suite 155
Irving, TX 75063


The Redstone Group is a leading manufacturer’s sales force for the commercial foodservice industry supplying equipment, supplies and furniture. Equipped with more than 150 years of combined experience, our team of professionals understands your current and future needs and will help find the right solutions for you.

The Redstone Group exists to help our customer thrive by providing exceptional products with superior customer service.

The Redstone Group
2618 S. Raritan Circle
Englewood, CO 80110


The Hansen Group represents the evolution of over 60 years of continuous service to the hospitality industry. We are proud to represent manufacturers who produce the highest quality products in the industry. We gladly offer our manufacturer-specific and knowledgeable consultation services, design facilitation, culinary facilities, and hands-on training for dealers and end-users alike. We offer high quality service to customers in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

The Hansen Group’s primary focus is to provide dedicated knowledge, resources and exceptional service to the markets we serve.

The Hansen Group
1770 Breckinridge Pkwy, Suite 500
Duluth, GA 30096


Kain McArthur is a leader in innovation, technology, and facilities, offering expertise and service to the Commercial Food Service Equipment and Supply Industry. We stay on top of continuous changes in the industry to improve our methods of representing our manufacturers while maintaining strong, collaborative partnerships with both manufacturers and customers.

With Kain McArthur, you can trust you’re getting top level Education, Service, Marketing, Communication, Commitment and Proven Performance.

Kain McArthur
2000 E. Prairie Circle
Olathe, KS66062


Preferred Marketing Group is the leading manufacturer’s sales and marketing agent for the commercial food equipment and supply industry. With over 150 years of combined foodservice experience, our team understands your needs and will help you make informed decisions. We have consistently represented the industry’s preferred brands of foodservice equipment and supply manufacturers for more than 30 years.

Preferred Marketing Group is a team of knowledgeable professionals dedicated to providing foodservice solutions through strong relationships and preferred brands in our marketing territory.

Preferred Marketing Group
20715 Dearborn Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311


Since 1960, Vader and Landgraf, Inc. has represented leading manufacturers of foodservice equipment throughout the Upper Midwest. Our core values and history of excellence remain our foundation. Our proven results show our commitment to customer service, and conducting ourselves to the highest standards.

Educating channel partners and continually building relationships with segment leaders, end users and dealer partners throughout the foodservice industry are every day priorities for our team.

Vader and Landgraf, Inc.
1047 10th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Founded in 2000, Kitchen Resource Group (KRG) serves the North Carolina and South Carolina markets. KRG is a leading firm of foodservice sales and marketing experts representing many of the leading brands in the industry. The solution-based and customer-focused culture at KRG is paired with a team of dedicated sales professionals. KRG constantly seeks to enhance the profitability of the manufacturers represented as well as maximizing the ROI for the end users of our products.

We provide a comprehensive approach in selecting food service equipment for the intended applications.

Kitchen Resource Group
243 Overhill Drive, Suite B
Mooresville, NC 28117


Collis Group Inc. is a sales and marketing organization representing quality manufacturer’s products in the province of Ontario and Western Canada. They are located in Richmond Hill with 4200 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space. Formed in 1996, they are a leader in the food service industry dedicated to the highest level of customer service and support.

We don’t just sell, we solve problems by understanding the challenge and applying the right solution with accuracy, reliability and integrity.

Collis Group
1255A Reid Street, Unit 6
richmond Hill, ON L4B 1E9


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