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We believe wholeheartedly in our purpose, mission, and vision but also realize that it is too easy to say one thing and do another. It takes great people to make a difference and to help us achieve our mission of helping our customers optimize their menus. Over the past 58 years we have been working diligently to assemble a fantastic group of people that subscribe to our PMV, have a passion for foodservice, and want to serve our customers. Our customers have put their trust in our beliefs and the people we have in place to make it happen.

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(602) 276-1733
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Steve Rice
Principal

Steve purchased Taylor-Arizona in December 2012. Steve has ownership in two other distributorships and brings a tremendous amount of experience to the Taylor-Arizona. He has over 39 years in the industry and prides himself on his results-oriented management style, strategic partnerships, and effective alignment with and support of key business initiatives. Steve thrives on navigating high-performing teams through changing business strategies with clear focus on the customer. He is passionate about our purpose, mission, and vision in everything we do at Taylor of Arizona. This is the key to our success as we continue to build our world class food service equipment distributorship. “I believe that we are true partners with our customers and helping them be successful, we in-turn, are successful.”

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(480)-302-0233
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Paul Hodges
President, Managing Partner

Paul officially joined Taylor Freezer Sales of Arizona in January 2019 but has supported the Principal, Steve Rice for several years in a consultant role.  Prior to joining Taylor Arizona, Paul has held various executive roles in large corporations and start-up ventures.  He has spent most of his career in a Technical or Operational role, supporting companies to improve bottom line performance. Paul is a “Lean Practitioner” and focuses his teams on Continuous Improvement in every aspect of the business; from Sales, Finance/Administration to Warehousing, all to ultimately enrich the customer experience.

Connect with Chris:

(602)-695-5188
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Chris Brdar
Key Account Manager

Chris has 18 years in customer service and spent the last 15 years working to successfully resolve unique customer concerns.  Chris overseas the Service Coordinators, Equipment Installation and Customer Service areas.  He prides himself in doing what is right and putting himself in the customer shoes to fully understand their concerns.  He is always looking at ways to improve a process and consistently works with the executive team to make sure the customer is put first.  When he is not at the office he enjoys spending time with his son and cheering on his daughter at high school cheer competitions.  He is not shy to roll up his sleeves at the office or at home to help get something fixed for his customers or his family.

Connect with Willie:

602-680-5871
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Willie Trujillo
Operations Manager

Willie has over 20+ years with Taylor Freezer Sales of Arizona. As the Operations Manager, he oversees the service, parts and dispatch departments. His goal is to provide our valued customers with an outstanding customer experience by ensuring consistent service and value. Willie believes that our customers are our greatest asset and takes pride in everything he does. He has the experience and motivation to improve and streamline processes while remaining customer focused. He has a proven track record of developing, implementing and executing process improvements and has assembled a talented team of experienced employees to help drive a positive culture. In his free time, Willie enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Connect with Sheila:

(602) 680-5875
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Sheila Martin
Controller

Sheila Martin is the Controller for Taylor of Arizona. and oversees all the accounting and administrative functions of the company. Sheila has a BS in accounting and over 25 years of accounting and administrative experience. Sheila and her team support the customers, operations and sales department of Taylor of Arizona. Her understanding of all the processes of the company allows her to see all sides of the business and the customer’s needs in order to provide the best support possible.

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