John E. Hoskinson, CPMR, CFSP, ServSafe

Cincinnati, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offices
Territory Responsibility: Strategic Key Accounts in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

John’s professional background includes over 30 years of well-rounded experience in the foodservice industry. In 1998, after eight years of dedicated service and tremendous growth of his sales territory, John became sole owner and president of E. Ruff & Associates, and has been the driving force in bringing E. Ruff & Associates to new heights and accomplishment. In addition to directing E. Ruff & Associates, John is highly engaged in the growth and success of agency representation of foodservice manufacturers as a whole. Having served in various capacities with MAFSI during the past ten years, John was recently elected as its national president and is diligently engaged in continuing to enhance the value of agency representation and manufacturer relationship.

Eric Beach

Managing Partner
Cincinnati, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio offices
Territory Responsibility: Strategic Key Accounts

Eric joined E. Ruff as a Partner in September 2018. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in marketing. Prior to joining E. Ruff & Associates, Eric spent almost 10 years working for InterMetro as a territory manager and most recently in Strategic Accounts calling on national food service chains. Eric brings a wealth of analytical sales and account management to the E. Ruff team and focuses on strengthening customer relationships through solution-based consultative sales.

Jeffrey S. Gross, CFSP, ServSafe

Sales Representative
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office
Territory Responsibility: Western Pennsylvania (including State College), West Virginia and Eastern Ohio

Jeff’s extensive background in the foodservice industry includes a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree from Mercyhurst College. Prior to joining the E. Ruff team, Jeff worked for a Foodservice dealer where he successfully built end-user sales in western Pennsylvania. Jeff’s knowledge and dedication to the industry provide the basis for his on-going success in his territory. Jeff is CFSP and ServSafe certified.

Tim Mulvey, CFSP

Sales Representative
Columbus, Ohio office
Territory Responsibility: Central and Northern Ohio (including Columbus and Cleveland), Northeast Ohio

Tim brings with him over fifteen years of professional experience in the foodservice industry, including operational knowledge of casual theme and fine dining restaurants. Tim served as restaurant manager and executive chef for over eight years, and, before joining our sales team, was highly successful in business to business sales, calling on national accounts. Tim has earned the respect of his dealers through his hard work, his dedication to his customers and his industry knowledge. Tim is CFSP certified.

Rob O’Connell, CFSP

Sales Representative
Louisville, Kentucky office
Territory Responsibility: Kentucky and Southern Indiana (including Evansville)

Rob has a strong background in the foodservice industry. His experience includes project management for Hospitality environments from design to implementation. At the dealer level, Rob gained significant knowledge of this industry and excelled in his sales endeavors. Since joining E. Ruff, Rob has established himself as a knowledgeable industry player and strengthened the relationships with our customer base. Rob is CFSP certified.

Fred Robles

Indianapolis, Indiana office
Territory Responsibility: Tabletop and Smallwares sales for Indiana, Kentucky and Southern Ohio

Fred’s professional experience includes 32 years of professional sales to the Foodservice Industry, including owning his own Rep agency for over 20 years. Fred has specialized in Tabletop and Smallwares and has built strong relationships with the manufacturers he represented, as well as chain accounts, dealers and end users. This experience and expertise position him to be a continued strong force in our Tabletop Division.

Joseph Robles, CSFP, asid

Columbus, Ohio office
Territory Responsibility: Tabletop and Smallwares Sales for Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Joseph has been in the foodservice industry for over 13 years, specializing in Tabletop and Smallwares. Prior to joining E. Ruff & Associates, Joseph oversaw and successfully grew the Smallwares and Contract Furniture Division for a marketing firm in Denver, CO. His daily contacts with executive chefs, interior designers and F & B directors have given Joseph extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. Joseph is a member in good standing with the American Society of Interior Designers (asid), and he brings a strong presence to our Tabletop Division.

Meet Our Office Team

We are proud to introduce our office staff, who are an integral part of our team.
They bring a wealth of experience in the foodservice industry.

L to R – Janet Mulvey, Office Manager; Amy Brown, Customer Service; Jodi Kirby, Customer Service/Asst. Office Manager; Sharon Stephan, Customer Service Manager; Bobbi Richey, Customer Service