BVK Cooks Up New Business with Commercial Foodservice Leader

Milwaukee-based agency begins working with Alto-Shaam, Inc.

BVK, a full-service, Top 25 independent advertising agency with headquarters in Milwaukee and specialized expertise in the lifestyle and recreation, travel and tourism, higher education and healthcare industries, proudly announces being selected as the new Agency of Record (AOR) for Alto-Shaam, Inc.

The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based supplier of commercial kitchen equipment was founded in 1955 and today employs 440 people worldwide. Alto-Shaam products can be found in a variety of settings, including restaurants, grocery stores, casinos, colleges, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare facilities and more.

“We’re incredibly excited to team up with BVK during a time where we continue to grow at a rapid pace,” said Kellee Johnston, marketing director at Alto-Shaam. “Their trusted expertise and knowledge in the advertising and marketing space will significantly advance our business and bring our products closer to our current and potential customers. BVK is exactly the kind of partner we were looking for.”

Alto-Shaam was recently named a 2015 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year among large companies and has seen a 50 percent growth in the last two years.

“Working with a highly respected, aggressively growing local manufacturer like Alto-Shaam is an honor for our entire team,” said Bret Stasiak, managing partner at BVK. “We’re confident that our approach to solving clients’ business challenges with ideas that truly drive business outcomes will propel Alto-Shaam to a new level,” he said, adding that the new business also “allows BVK to continue to diversify its portfolio of clients across a new and exciting industry.”

BVK begins its relationship with Alto-Shaam immediately by providing support at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, May 21-24, in Chicago. The NRA Show is considered one of the largest restaurant industry events in the world and brings together an average of 42,000 professionals from all 50 states and 110 different countries.

About BVK
BVK is a full-service, Top 25 independent advertising agency with headquarters in Milwaukee and offices in Chicago, Miami, and Tampa. The agency was founded in 1984 and specializes in the travel and tourism, higher education, healthcare and lifestyle and recreation industries by creating category-changing ideas for brands that create life-changing experiences.

About Alto-Shaam
Alto-Shaam’s corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, Culinary Institute and Technical Institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. For more than 60 years, Alto-Shaam has been a recognized leader and innovator in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. With a core business in primary cooking equipment, Alto-Shaam offers an expanded product portfolio that includes award-winning Combitherm® ovens, Halo-Heat® cook & hold ovens, Xcelerate® Hi-Speed ovens, smoker ovens, heated holding technologies, heated display and merchandising solutions, QuickChiller™ rapid chill units, rotisserie ovens, convection ovens, and drop-in hot and cold wells. Alto-Shaam is also the industry leader in providing integrated food production systems for cook/chill, banqueting and rethermalization applications. Learn more at

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