Advantage Equipment welcomes Jackovic and Buffington to sales team
March 2017 — Advantage Equipment Inc. (Advantage), in Akron, Ohio, recently welcomed new team members, including Sales Representative Don Jackovic, of Uniontown, Ohio, and Laundry Chemical Sales Representative Dillon Buffington, of Deerfield, Ohio. Advantage Equipment is a full-service distributor of on-premise, vended and industrial laundry equipment and chemicals throughout West Virginia and large portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Jackovic, who holds 35 years of experience in retail food and processor equipment sales, comes to Advantage Equipment with powerful management, sales and distribution skills, according to company owner Scott Vlahos. Jackovic’s career has exposed him to numerous market sectors. He was a licensing developer in Ohio for a branded food service concept, as well as a manufacturer’s representative for supermarket, restaurant and hospitality food processing equipment. His experience also includes serving as regional distributor marketing development manager for Mettler Toledo retail products.
“Don and I have been friends since junior high school,” said Vlahos. “He brings significant insights to Advantage from his years running a company with similar service, parts, sales and consulting components. We welcome his valued experience, ideas and management skills.”
In preparation for his new post at Advantage Equipment, Jackovic completed sales training at Continental Girbau Inc., in Oshkosh, Wis., and Anderson Chemical, in Litchfield, Minn. In 2000, Jackovic became a President’s Club member of the Sandler Sales Institute, a top sales training organization in the country.
Buffington, who now handles laundry chemical sales for Advantage Equipment, holds 11 years of experience in customer service and sales. He managed Laundry Time LLC, a vended laundry in Akron, for five years, and served six years as a sales representative for Pilati Concession, a company known for customer service and point-of-sale interaction with customers. “Interacting with customers has always been the best part of my career,” said Buffington. “With the training I’ve received from Anderson Chemical and ALCO-Mandala Chemical company, I plan to bring a higher level of customer satisfaction to the laundry chemical users in our territory.”
Vlahos said he welcomes Buffington’s positive outlook and work ethic. “He’s got a great attitude and is looking forward to meeting our customers and interacting with people in the field,” he said. “Dillon is the kind of guy who always goes the extra mile and we are extremely pleased he’s joined our team.”
To find out more about Advantage Equipment, or the company’s anniversary equipment specials, visit www.advantageequipment.net or call 888-676-5079.
Advantage Equipment Inc. is a full-service laundry distributor serving vended, on-premise and industrial laundries in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Established in 1996, Advantage Equipment is dedicated to unrivaled support, equipment and services.