Foodservice industry veteran Nick Proia is joining Kingston & Associates Marketing LLC as its vice president of business development.

Kingston adds foodservice industry veteranProia worked more than 25 years in senior level sales and management positions in foodservice distribution and value-added processing as well as in new product and packaging development, according to a news release.

He fills a newly created position in the Idaho Falls-based company, according to the release.

Proia previously was vice president of client services for Pro*Act, Monterey, Calif., vice president of business development for Royal Foodservice in Forest Park, Ga.; and managing partner of T & T Produce in Nashville, Tenn.

Kingston adds foodservice industry veteran“Nick is a results-oriented and driven leader with a proven track record of successfully developing, implementing, and leading strategic business development and sales management teams and initiatives,” Ken Nabal, Kingston’s president, said in the release. “His extensive background in developing customer-centric programs make him perfectly suited to this position.”

Active in industry trade organizations, Proia lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.