Rizwitsch Sales, ltd, was established in June 1984 by John Rizzo and Karl Lippowitsch Sr. In 2007 the tradition continued when John Rizzo retired and sold his ownership in Rizwitsch Sales to his son Tony Rizzo. In 2012 Karl Lippowitsch Sr. sold his ownership in Rizwitsch Sales to his son Karl Lippowitsch Jr. Tony Rizzo and Karl Lippowitsch Jr. now lead the 2nd Generation Rizwitsch Sales Team. Rizwitsch Sales is known today for its dynamic and service-oriented organization. Maintaining local ownership is one of the keys to Rizwitsch Sales continued success.
Rizwitsch Sales has the reputation for being an organization of knowledgeable, dependable, and honorable people with a firm commitment to the foodservice industry. Our experience covers every facet of the industry: Manufacturer’s Representative, National Account Sales, and Broker Sales.
Capabilities / Specialties
Rizwitsch Sales offers coverage in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan with offices in Cincinnati-Ohio, Cleveland-Ohio, Columbus-Ohio, Detroit-Michigan, Grand Rapids-Michigan, Indianapolis-Indiana, and Louisville-Kentucky.
Our facilities include a fully equipped test kitchen with freezer, cooler, and dry storage areas. A large conference area is located on premises for product display, sampling sessions, group discussions, and seminars.
Rizwitsch Sales has four Education Specialists who develop and maintain relationships on the local level with the school systems, as well as the buying groups for the schools. We have a Bid Specialist who works closely with schools and key bid providers to secure placement of items for the manufactures we represent. We also have a Healthcare Specialist who works directly with hospitals, senior living, and nursing homes.
Our mission is to serve our Principals in a manner which will ensure that their objectives are met and to continually grow their business in the market place. We feel that professionalism should be maintained at all times, from placement of a given product to the follow through needed to guarantee a long and lasting relationship between customer and manufacturer.