Graduates with Clark Associates

Elizabethtown College grads play critical roles in maintaining the exciting, energetic, and productive work environment here at Clark Associates. Many Elizabethtown College grads hold prominent leadership positions that provide the drive, direction, and results that contribute to our rapid growth. In addition to all their hard work, they also have a lot of fun working at Clark Associates! Check out some of the bios below to meet a few of our Elizabethtown College grads!

Meet the Alumni

Chris

Equipment Content Manager

Katie

Special Orders Consultant

Matthew

Buyer

Mike

Project Developer

Monica

Customer Solutions Product Specialist

Chris

Equipment Content Manager

"WebstaurantStore is a great place to work. All of its employees have positive attitudes which make it easy to roll out of bed in the morning and come to work..."

After graduating from Elizabethtown College in May of 2014, I was faced with the daunting challenge of finding my first career-oriented job. Having majored in Applied Mathematics, I knew I wanted to work in a position where my analytical mind could excel. That being said, I wasn't sure which direction that would take me. Upon finding the job posting and interviewing for a position in the Site Maintenance department, I knew this would be a great fit. Working in Site Maintenance gives me the chance to put my critical thinking skills to use each and every day. Since being hired, I have enjoyed every day of work at WebstaurantStore. Furthermore, I feel the goals and outlook of the company align perfectly with the motto of my Alma Matter: Educate for Service. WebstaurantStore and Clark Associates are always trying to be involved in the local community by giving back through facilitating service projects and making charitable donations. WebstaurantStore is a great place to work. All of its employees have positive attitudes which make it easy to roll out of bed in the morning and come to work!

Katie

Special Orders Consultant

"The unending support and encouragement from my coworkers and team leaders truly inspires me to be at my best. I feel incredibly lucky to be employed at a company that fully invests in their employees' personal growth, success, and overall well-being..."

After graduating from Elizabethtown College in May of 2012, I stumbled upon the Jobs for Jay's site listing a Customer Solutions position at WebstaurantStore. Upon being hired, I immediately found that WebstaurantStore embodies everything I was looking for in a work environment: great people, readily available resources, and countless opportunities for promotions and self-improvement. While Customer Solutions can be frustrating at times, the unending support and encouragement from my coworkers and team leaders truly inspires me to be at my best. I feel incredibly lucky to be employed at a company that fully invests in their employees' personal growth, success, and overall well-being. WebstaurantStore strives to hire individuals that they feel will be a positive addition to the team and who also encompass the company culture. It's no doubt that I have made lasting friendships here because of the atmosphere they have created! It's a great feeling being able to come to work each day excited to see my coworkers, what challenges I'll be faced with, and what the chef's will be cooking up next!

Matthew

Buyer

"I was able to come in as a buyer trainee focusing on direct import lines and our own private labels."

I found out about Clark Associates back in 2015. I was looking for an internship to do during a two month semester break while I was studying abroad for a year in Germany. Before attending Elizabethtown, I had spent a year buying supplies in Thailand for a relief organization in the war-zones of Burma. That experience piqued my interest in strategic sourcing, negotiation, and logistics. I had a great internship experience and was exposed to a variety of product lines both import and domestic. After graduating and starting full-time at Clark, I was able to come in as a buyer trainee focusing on direct import lines and our own private labels. I’ve been fortunate to see several large-scale projects through from start to finish. I really enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit that Clark embraces. Since becoming a Buyer, I’ve had even more freedom to develop new lines, new private label brands, and new methods of importing our goods. It takes a combination of book smarts and street smarts to be successful in the procurement department and that’s what I really love. There’s always room for improvement in everything that we do and the challenge of that keeps me hungry for more.

Mike

Project Developer

"I worked for a few other companies but never really found a place that I was happy and excited to be working for. All that changed when I started working for Clark Food Service Equipment..."

I graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management. I worked for a few other companies but never really found a place that I was happy and excited to be working for. All that changed when I started working for Clark Food Service Equipment as a Project Developer in late 2016. Clark Associates as a whole is a great company to work for because of the type of employees they look for. They don’t just look for smart, qualified employees; they are also looking for those people that embody an entrepreneurial spirt. It is a place where you can make mistakes, but you need to learn from those mistakes. This is one of the things that really drew me to this company.

Monica

Customer Solutions Product Specialist

"WebstaurantStore is a place that I love coming to everyday; and as they say, if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life..."

I graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2010 and started working at WebstaurantStore in 2013 as a Customer Solutions Specialist. My career is something I truly enjoy because I am able to help our customers solve problems, find answers, and make educated purchasing decisions about our products. Best of all, my job is a fast-paced and rewarding position! After starting here, I quickly learned that there are many opportunities for growth, so I pursued becoming a Category Expert. Now I am the go-to for our department when it comes to my particular food service categories. It is a great feeling teaching people and knowing that I can help them with any inquiries they have. WebstaurantStore is a place that I love coming to everyday; and as they say, if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. All of the team leaders are encouraging and want to bring out the best in their employees. I love that we have vendor and birthday lunches, product trainings, team building activities, and that I can bring my dog to work. I feel very fortunate to work with co-workers I call my friends and for a company that wants me to succeed!

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