Walter Bates Joins Vollrath as East Regional Sales Manager

The Vollrath Company announces Walter Bates has joined the company as east regional sales manager. He is responsible for managing and developing the field sales managers and rep groups from Maine to Florida to drive Vollrath’s business and competitive position.


“With extensive experience, Walter is a proven leader with a wealth of knowledge in managing relationships, developing new accounts, and growing territory sales in various professional settings,” says Jill VanMenxel, director of sales for Smallwares and Countertop Equipment at Vollrath. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the company’s sales leadership team.”


Before joining Vollrath, Bates most recently served as the national account manager for White Cap Construction Supply and also gained previous sales and management experience in the foodservice industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Information Systems from Lehigh University.



About The Vollrath Company

Founded in 1874 and based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, The Vollrath Company is a privately held, family-owned and, today, a six- and seventh-generation woman-owned company. It has 10 factories spread across the United States, Europe and China that manufacture products to exacting quality standards globally, backed by outstanding customer service. The company focuses on quality design, engineering and manufacturing across its business divisions for foodservice and custom and specialty products. For more information, visit


About Vollrath Foodservice

Vollrath Foodservice is a global leader in foodservice equipment and supplies that offers an expansive portfolio of award-winning, premium-quality commercial foodservice equipment including serving systems and components, countertop equipment and smallwares. Primarily produced and assembled in the United States, Vollrath’s products are manufactured to exacting quality standards globally, backed by outstanding customer service and extensive educational resources. For more details, visit