Elkay Further Expands Commercial Systems Sales Team

Christie Gibson joins Elkay Commercial Systems.

DOWNERS GROVE, IL - September 8, 2020: Elkay Commercial Systems is thrilled to have Christie Gibson, Sales Manager, officially join the Sales Team.

Gibson is New Jersey-based and has spent the last ten years developing, nurturing, and growing major chain accounts such as Starbucks, Famous Dave’s, Ruby Tuesday, Little Caesars, Golden Corral, Denny’s, and Benihana, to name a few. She has also worked with Bloomin’ Brands, one of the largest casual dining companies that own and operate many well-known restaurant brands in the U.S.

Gibson was awarded National Account Manager of the Year at Franklin Machine Products in 2014 and 2015 and was promoted to Senior National Account Manager. She prides herself in finding solutions for customers and diving into the details within all business areas to understand the customers and better understand the people, processes, and products within the business. She thrives in pulling teams together and building bridges where none may have existed before, which has served her well throughout her career.

Impressively, Gibson has also spent many years developing strong direct relationships with Starbucks. She managed the National Account Program for Starbucks to include all U.S. and Canada corporate stores resulting in a significant revenue increase.

“Christie has a great mix of business intelligence, market intelligence, and a strong network of key decision makers and leaders within the QSR and foodservice industry,” says Mike Shell, North America General Manager of Elkay Commercial Systems. “Her addition to the sales team will allow us to capitalize on existing opportunities while expanding our reach with new customer segments and growing markets. We will achieve this while also collaborating deeper within the EIS team to offer full solutions to our customers wherever they are around the globe.”


For over 20 years, the world’s most recognized brands and chains have trusted their commercial kitchen needs to Elkay Commercial Systems, a division of Elkay Manufacturing. They provide engineering, global sourcing, and manufacturing solutions to chain restaurants, education markets, convenience stores, grocery stores, entertainment venues, commercial and hospitality businesses. Elkay Commercial Systems is a global leader in stainless steel furniture, water delivery solutions, and rethermalizers. For more information, visit www.elkaycommercialsystems.com.