Ali Group today announced that effective September 1, 2017, Valerie Hanson will assume the roles of National Accounts Manager & Regional Sales Manager for Beverage-Air®, an Ali Group Company.
In this dual role, Hanson will work with manufacturers’ representatives, dealers, distributors, and foodservice consultants, while also developing and cultivating relationships within the national accounts community. Valerie’s assigned territory will include the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Hanson will work out of Beverage-Air’s Winston-Salem office and report directly to Erica Motes, Vice President of Sales for Beverage-Air.
Valerie Hanson’s foodservice career began in 2014 at California-based Avanti Restaurant Solutions, where she served as a Business Development Specialist until June 2016. In November 2016, Valerie accepted a position with Ali Group North America as National Accounts Manager. During Hanson’s tenure with Ali Group, she was instrumental in creating new national accounts opportunities for several Ali Group companies in North America and also helped to bridge relationships internally among company sales teams.