Our Team

The great Woody Hayes once said, "You win with people." We agree. We have an outstanding group of eight individuals:


Karl F. Krehbiel

Outside Sales - All Territories

Karl F. Krehbiel founded Krehbiel And Associates, Inc., in the summer of 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Vietnam Veteran. He has been married to his wife, Anne, for over 50 years. He has three grown children, Riki, Rachel, and Casey. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, running, and weight lifting.

Favorite quote: "A measure of a man's integrity is what he would do if he thought nobody would find out."


Riki Krehbiel

Outside Sales - Central Ohio and Indiana

Riki Krehbiel joined the team in April of 1997. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Go Buckeyes! She has two children (i.e. dogs), Loki and Zeus. She is passionate about music and does not shy away from a challenge.

Favorite quote: "To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." - Douglas Adams


Rachel E. Krehbiel

Outside Sales - All Territories

Rachel E. Krehbiel joined the team in October of 2010. She is most passionate about learning. She holds a B.S. in Business, MBA, M.S. in Finance, Certificate in Financial Planning and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional. She also enjoys travel, new experiences, and learning how others live.

Favorite quote: "Live to learn and you will learn to live." - Portuguese Proverb


Kelly Ness

Inside Sales - All Territories

Kelly Ness joined the team in July of 1989. She has been married to her husband, Douglas, for over 30 years. She is the mother of one grown son, Corey, and five yorkies, Brutus, Daisy, George, Bandit, and Polly. In her free time, she enjoys, reading, camping, bike riding, and step aerobics.

Kelly at a customer outing: "I had so much fun it didn't seem like work!"


Jeff Dee

Outside Sales - Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Jeff Dee joined the team in September of 1989. He is a graduate of Clarion University. He has been married to his wife, Janet, for over 25 years and is the father of two beautiful daughters, Christine and Megan. He enjoys playing golf and bowling, and is an avid Steelers and Penguins fan.

Jeff on success: "It's all about relationships."


Allison McDevitt

Outside Sales - Northern Ohio and Michigan

Allison McDevitt joined the team in September of 2001. She is the mother of two sons, Kyle and Spencer, and a fat cat, Fritz. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Favorite quote: "Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Trish Wahl

Outside Sales - Southern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Trish Wahl joined the team in November of 2009. She is a graduate of Xavier University. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for over 20 years and has three children, Emma, Harry, and James. She enjoys spending time with her children, working as a Junior Achievement volunteer, and reading.

Favorite quote: “A pessimist sees the challenge in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every challenge.” – Winston Churchill

Jeff Marchese

Jeff Marchese

Outside Sales - Michigan, Northern Ohio and Indiana

Jeff Marchese joined the team in March of 2019. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing. He is a loving father to his precious daughter, Adalynn. He treasures his big family; where energy and excitement are always present. He enjoys being active, and competes in most sports, including golf, baseball, basketball, and bowling.

Favorite quote: "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Reputation and Experience

We have been in business for over 35 years.  We have a reputation in the industry for being honorable and fair.  We have eight people in our club: Kelly Ness, Jeff Dee, Riki Krehbiel, Allison McDevitt, Trish Wahl, Rachel Krehbiel, Jeff Marchese, and me.  Kelly Ness has been our inside veteran since 1987.  Her experience and close relationships with both customers and suppliers are what keeps our organization running smoothly.  Jeff Dee, Riki Krehbiel, Trish Wahl, and Jeff Marchese focus on outside selling and cover an extensive territory including the states of western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan.  Collectively, they have over 70 years experience in the industry.  Allison McDevitt and Rachel Krehbiel are multipurpose utility persons.  They focus on outside selling in northern Ohio and Michigan and handle other responsibilities including customer service, marketing, information technology, finance and accounting. 


Our Territory

We cover Ohio including but not limited to the following cities: Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Mansfield, Youngstown, Warren, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton.  Also, we cover western Pennsylvania and part of West Virginia, including but not limited to Pittsburgh, Erie, Uniontown, Johnstown, Altoona, Wheeling, Morgantown and Clarksburg.  We are under contract in parts of Indiana, Kentucky and the state of Michigan for a limited number of our vendors.

We have an outstanding group, and we believe that the chemistry between our team and our suppliers is vital.

Best Regards,

Karl F. Krehbiel