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International Club Suppliers appoints manager

(LUTZ, Fla.) – International Club Suppliers (ICS) – the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the club and resort channel – has appointed Tri Nguyen as Northeast Regional Manager.

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An expert in business development, supply chain management, cash flow optimization and vendor relations, Nguyen’s professional experience includes a productive seven-year stint with Sysco Boston. While there, he grew a book of business from $50,000 to more than $2 million by implementing advanced market analysis to align customer needs with business objectives. He also served on the President’s Club and received awards for territory growth and profitability.

Nguyen joins ICS from Google Express in Boston, where his accomplishments include oversight of a streamlined ordering process that reduced labor costs by 20 percent, development of an improved inventory management system, and implementation of a new suite of tracking tools to further elevate operational standards. He also enjoys significant experience in the Boston food-and-beverage industry with companies like H.T. Berry, Whole Foods Market and several restaurants.

“Tri’s impressive results-oriented track record, strong work ethic and outgoing personality make him an excellent addition to our team,” says Jim Bailey, managing partner of ICS. “His sales, client-management and supply-side expertise will be a tremendous benefit to current and future ICS partners along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Virginia.”  

Since its founding in 2002, ICS has achieved 5- to 15-percent savings for facilities on products ranging from dairy, produce, dry goods and meat to cleaning supplies, paper products, flatware, glassware, tables and chairs. 

Complementing this selection of products are services, supplies and other equipment from brands like Grainger, Airgas and Edward Don (Oneida, Cardinal, Libby), American Hotel Registry and Cintas. Items from approved vendors are available at very competitive prices via negotiated manufacturer agreements. 

More information: www.intlclubsuppliers.com / 813.994.4680.

About entegra Procurement Services

Entegra Procurement Services, LLC (www.entegraps.com/public/main_public.aspx) is part of a global purchasing network that provides procurement services to more than 17,000 customers in North America. Its team of more than 100 procurement specialists purchases over $6 billion annually in food and supplies in the U.S. alone.

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

Founded in 2002, ICS (www.intlclubsuppliers.com, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 3.000 golf facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 5,000 to 7,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Troon, OB Sports, Landscapes Unlimited, Desert Mountain Club (AZ) and Sandia Resort (NM).   

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