A Family Owned Distributor Overcomes Challenges to Achieve Success
05/06/2016

Find out how this family owned distribution company overcame the challenges of a family owned business to achieve success in thier industry

Online PR News – 06-May-2016 – Blackwood, NJ – [Sentry Equipment/Frozen Dessert Machines ] Wins 2016 Smart CEO’s Family Business Award
[Sentry Equipment/Distribution] has been named the winner of Smart CEO’s family owned business Award.

The Family Business Awards program honors family businesses that make up the backbone of the American economy. From small, boutique operations to large multi-generational firms, these entrepreneurial families are building business legacies that will last for generations to come.

“Family firms make up more than 80 percent of all businesses in North America. Their impact on jobs and the economy is undeniable. Not only are they driving innovation, change and stewardship they are also representatives of the American Dream,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO.

Sentry Equipment is being honored as one of the top family businesses in Philadelphia for their impact on the region and their continued dedication to helping it grow and prosper.”

We sat down with President and CEO of Sentry Equipment , Rob Romarino to find out exactly how he achieved this success with his family owned business.

“Any time you are recognized by your peers in the industry or in the market it's important. It validates what we try to do every day as a company; which is provide a service for our customers, help our customers be successful and provide that kind of atmosphere and culture within the company. Our people are very important to us; And our customers our important to us. It's hard to maintain that on a daily basis. Winning and being honored with an award like this helps us know that we are doing something right.”

More than two thirds of privately held businesses in the U.S. are family-owned firms, but many times they are overshadowed by large public organizations.

Honorees of the 2016 Smart CEO’s Family Business Award are evaluated and chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders and assessed based on their company governance, growth, internal processes and building a legacy. Honorees will be profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards breakfast in September.

Sentry Equipment
Since 1981 Sentry Equipment has been a leading distributor of Electro Freeze frozen dessert equipment. Electro Freeze equipment is dependable, energy-efficient, easy to operate and clean and simple to maintain.We handle the sales, service, parts, and marketing for all Electro Freeze equipment. Sentry Equipment is a family owned business with over 32 years of experience as an Electro Freeze distributor, we realize that our success as a company depends upon the success of our customers and we take that very seriously.

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