About Us

Schulz Associates is a manufacturer's sales agent for the foodservice industry covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii. With sales agents located in five offices and years of industry experience, we are able to provide in depth product knowledge and support to consultants, dealers and end users. The brands we represent are leaders in the foodservice industry providing quality, reliability and innovation to help your company profit.

Our Team

Jeff Schulz  |  Outside Sales

Jeff has been calling on customers in the Pacific Northwest since 1978 when he started in the industry as an Assistant Sales Manager for Lang Manufacturing located in Redmond, Washington. The last couple of years with Lang, Jeff traveled the country specializing in Marine Cooking Equipment opportunities.  

In 1983, Jeff started Schulz Associates. Today, he oversees daily operations primarily covering the Western Washington and Alaska territories while supporting our entire outside sales team.

BOB MAUER  |  Executive CHEF - outside sales

Bob began his culinary career attending the Culinary Program at South Seattle Community College.  He has a true passion for the hospitality industry and the people that work within it.  For the past fifteen years, he has been involved with the equipment supply side of the industry by bringing solutions to customers based on increasing effectiveness and profitability.

Bob is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and with his high school sweetheart, has raised two amazing humans!  He loves golf (wishes golf loved him), fishing, crabbing, traveling, reading, music, and of course cooking and spending time with his family.  One of his nicknames is “Big Batch Bob” so there will be leftovers…

Kay Swanson  |  Inside Sales

Kay has worked for Schulz Associates since 1996, managing many aspects of the main office. She supports the outside sales team, provides quotes, and handles the bid job process through every step. Kay can answer almost any question or find the answer, and has been recognized by several of our factories as the best inside support person they work with.

Kay brings a healthy dose of wit and humor to the office along with her extensive knowledge. There is no match for Kay! 

Scott Graham  |  Outside Sales - Oregon

From tending bar, managing a restaurant, selling at dealerships and broad-liners, and working for a decade in factory positions, Scott has embraced the foodservice scene in the Pacific Northwest for more than 35 years. Having been a part of Schulz Associates since 2011, he has found a home for his career.    

Scott enjoys history, music, travel, beefy red wines, single malt scotches and spending time with his family. He considers himself a really lucky guy!

Davin Aki  |  Outside Sales - Hawaii 

Davin has been working in the Foodservice Equipment Industry since 1999. Many of those years were spent at a dealership holding positions in Management and Contract Sales. In 2014, he found his new home with Schulz Associates.

Davin was born and raised in Hawaii, and at a young age, he fell in love with the ocean. During Davin's free time he enjoys freediving, fishing, sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff Helfman  |  Outside Sales - Southern idaho 

Jeff began his food service career in 1982 as a factory representative for Traulsen & Co. in southern California. After six years with Traulsen, he founded KLH Marketing, Inc., a food service rep group based in Anaheim. Jeff and his partners grew KLH over the next 25 years to become one of the premier rep groups in the country. He was responsible for management of the company along with specific sales relationship development with key dealer and consultant accounts in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

After retirement from KLH in 2011, Jeff and his wife Janis moved to Eagle, Idaho. In 2015, Jeff joined Schulz Associates and today covers the Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon territories, working closely with dealers and end-users in restaurants, schools, hospitals, business and industry, correctional facilities and casinos. From full-scale design/build projects to simple equipment replacement, Jeff can assist with all of your food service equipment needs.

Carol Schulz  |  AdminISTRATION

Carol has worked for Schulz Associates since 1983 taking care of the administrative and accounting aspects of the business.

Gerry Gilbertson  |  Outside Sales -DISHROOM SPECIALIST

Gary Finch  |  Outside Sales - Eastern Wa, northern idaho, montana