Five Star Hires Two Vending Vets To Lead OCS, National Account Sales

Posted On: 4/15/2019

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   Jeff Lyons
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Five Star Food Service has added industry veterans Jeff Lyons and Herb Modesitt to its growing sales organization. They will serve in the newly created positions of director of office coffee sales and director of national accounts, respectively, bolstering Five Star's sales team, led by vice-president of sales Pat Barger.
Lyons joins Five Star after spending the past 17 years with Aramark as a national account manager. He will oversee all third-party partner relationships.
"Jeff brings an extensive background in optimization and growth of national account and third-party relationships," Barger said. "He will be a huge asset to the company as we look to expand these programs."
   Herb Modesitt
After a brief stint outside of the industry, Modesitt returns to join Five Star in his new post, where he will oversee and lead the office coffee sales team. Modesitt is a 28-year coffee service industry veteran. He has served in sales and leadership roles at Aramark, Filterfresh and Royal Cup.
"We are thrilled to add Herb to our team," Barger commented. "His expertise and leadership will enable us to focus on continued high levels of new business growth of our coffee, water and pantry service division."
Five Star Food Service, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, provides micromarkets, full-line vending, corporate pantry kitchen, coffee and water services, full-service dining, catering, and sustainable products across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Founded in 1993, Five Star has grown to one of the largest privately held operators in the United States and is a franchise of Canteen, a Compass Group company.