Employed by a leading kitchen equipment dealer, Rod began his industry career in 1989. He was responsible for creating, growing, and managing a Contract Department for a Delaware Company. His extensive involvement in creating this department eased the transition to forming Ashland Equipment in 2000. Rod has a tremendous amount of experience in Contract Bid work, previously handling all aspects, from estimating and drafting, to project management. His vast industry experience, as well as his passion, help drive many of the company’s design build projects. Rod is just as comfortable partnering with chefs as he is with corporate clients, valuing lasting relationships he has made throughout his professional career. Although most of his time is now spent driving business development and managing the construction side of the business.