Rufus D. Stephens was named regional vice president-Midwest at Preferred Meal Systems, Inc. He will be responsible for maintaining customer service in the Midwest as well as developing and executing business development strategies to contribute to Preferred Meal Systems growth in the region. Stephens has been involved in the food service industry for more than 30 years. He initially joined Preferred Meal Systems in 1975 as production supervisor. After serving as a wholesale food distributor with his own firm from 1987 to 1994 he re-joined Preferred in 1995. He was the Midwest general manager and later served as general manager for one of the company's largest clients. Stephens has a Bachelor's degree from Savannah State University.
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