DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is proud to announce the hiring of three new managers at its soon-to-be-opened Dyersburg Distribution Center: Matt Duggan has been hired as assistant general manager; Mike Fry has been hired as garage manager; Heather Hassell has been hired as maintenance manager. Tennessee Distribution Center General Manager Tim Loyd made the announcement.

"I'm proud to say we've hired some great, experienced leaders ahead of our imminent opening," Loyd said of the three new hires, all of which are transitioning to their new positions throughout the summer and fall. "It's important to have good people all across the new distribution center, and that's starting with our leadership team and first hires."

Duggan and Fry are current Dot Foods employees being promoted from within company, while Hassell is joining the company from a local manufacturing company.

-Duggan comes to Dyersburg as assistant general manager after four years as a regional sales manager on Dot's sales team. He started his career with Dot Foods as a district sales manager before being promoted to business development manager in 2007. Duggan holds a bachelor's degree from Missouri State University and has prior experience in the food manufacturing, transportation and brokerage industries.

-Fry joins the Dyersburg team as garage manager with 25 years of Dot Transportation garage experience. He started as a garage technician 1 at DTI's Mount Sterling, Ill., headquarters in 1989 before being promoted to technician 2 and technician 3. Fry most recently served as a technician 3 lead on the night shift in Mount Sterling.

-Hassell joins the Dot Foods family as maintenance manager after 15 years with a local manufacturing company in Dyersburg, where she most recently served as facility maintenance manager. She holds a degree in manufacturing systems technology from Dyersburg State Community College and is a certified environmental specialist. Hassell is also active on the advisory council for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and is a member and panelist for the American Society of Safety Engineers.

About Dot Foods and Dot Transportation

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.  To learn more about careers at Dot Transportation, visit www.DriveForDot.com.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in:  Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma. A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in September 2014.  For information, visit www.dotfoods.com