Access Partners Grows into Texas and Surrounding States

HOUSTON– Access Partners, the West’s leading independent non-foods commercial sales resource, is expanding east into Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. The initiative, led by Executive Vice President Tom Bartell and supported by Texas Regional Director Rod Sinner, establishes sales territories centered in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.  

This strategic geographic action is in response to the needs of Access Partners clients and customers in the non-foods foodservice, E&S (equipment and supplies) and jan/san segments. Access Partners is primarily, but not exclusively, growing organically through this process.  

The market is driving our expansion into Texas and adjoining states,” said Access Partners President Scott Duke. “Over the years, we have earned a strong track record for successfully developing our sales operation throughout the west when we introduce the Access Partners culture, sales methodologies and back end infrastructureWe’ve already found the distributor and end-user community to be highly receptive to our entry into the market based on our proven track record of support.” 

As this expansion into Texas and adjacent markets proceeds, Access Partners announces the addition of two exceptional account executives in Texas. 

Jeremy Hinton has been in the foodservice business for nine years.  He followed his father into the business after college, working as a distributor sales representative for a major distributor in Austin, Texas.  Mr. Hinton left that company in 2018, moved to Dallas, and joined National Checking Company.   

We are fortunate that Jeremy became available in January and we are happy to have him on our team,” said Executive Vice President Ken Daly.  Jeremy is onboard and actively pursuing opportunities in and around the DFW area.   

Mr. Hinton’s number is (214) 783-1372 and email is 

Laura Henshall has 18 years of foodservice experience and has been involved in all aspects of the business.  A self-proclaimed “food nerd,” she is a graduate of the Culinary Institute and spent years as a chef in California.  After leaving California, Ms. Henshall accepted a position as a large leverage customer specialist with a major distributor in Austin, Texas.   

“Laura’s industry experience and real-time knowledge of customers in and around the AustinHouston and San Antonio markets make her an ideal fit for our growing organization,” said Daly.  

Ms. Henshall’s number is (512) 969-7825 and email is 

Both Mr. Hinton and Ms. Henshall report to Rod Sinner, regional director for our Texas / Central region. Contact your Access Partners representative or call (626) 815-4200 for more information regarding opportunities in Texas.


Access Partners Opens New Las Vegas Showroom


Access Partners, the leading commercial sales resource in the equipment and supplies, foodservice packaging and janitorial industries, has opened a 3,200-square-foot, multi-functional location off Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas.


The building has a showroom to display products from equipment and supplies manufacturers, as well as select foodservice packaging and janitorial equipment that Access Partners represents. This location also has a meeting room, a training space, and sample/sales material storage to serve customers in the Las Vegas market. Access Partners will use the space for lunch and learns, product demonstrations, customer training events, and more.


“Las Vegas is an important equipment and supplies market for us, and this new dedicated location allows us to be closer to valuable connections,” said Access Partners President Scott Duke. “This venue creates a centralized place where we can comfortably work with clients and customers to meet, answer questions and show them samples. We anticipate adding more showroom space in our other hub offices over time, replicating the success of our efforts in Las Vegas.”


Many of the items are difficult to transport, so seeing them in a showroom environment is critical. Chefs, purchasing directors, and other decision makers in the hospitality and restaurant industries can now visit this convenient location. The Access Partners team can provide full sales support and strategic sourcing based on their needs. Meetings are by appointment only.


The showroom in Las Vegas is managed by Access Partners’ Jean Fritsche. Contact her or the Access Partners team at (626) 815-4200 for more information about booking an appointment.