The Mobile Fixture President Talks COVID-19 and Transitioning Ownership

On each episode of the Distribution Talk podcast, The Distribution Team owner Jason Bader interviews a leader in the distribution industry. The podcast aims to dive into industry leaders’ stories, struggles and solutions to shed light on wholesale and bring together the foodservice equipment and supplies community. Bader hopes to educate and inspire through his podcast.

The latest episode featured Ben Whitlock, co-owner and president of Mobile Fixture, a distributor with five locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia. Whitlock discussed how he got started in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry by cold calling customers and how a background in sports can help individuals become strong salespeople. That competitive drive helped Whitlock and Mobile Fixture overcome the challenges created by Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19 and prepare Whitlock and the company’s executive leadership to take over ownership earlier this year.