Ballentine Food Service Equipment Welcomes Tony Calvin, Director of Sales

Greenville, South Carolina – Ballentine Food Service Equipment company announces the selection of Tony Calvin as Director of Sales. Calvin brings extensive experience and leadership in the Food and Beverage Industry as well as in Commercial Food Service Equipment sales.

At the Omni Grove Park Inn, the historic, luxury resort in Asheville, North Carolina, Calvin spent 15 years in the resort’s restaurants, becoming the Dining Room Operations Manager. He then joined Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, where he worked for 13 years becoming the Food and Beverage Director, a position he held for six years. At Holland & Associates, Calvin worked as a manufacturers’ agent selling commercial food service equipment throughout the Carolinas.

As Director of Sales, Tony Calvin will be responsible for leading a team of seven sales and sales support professionals, developing food equipment sales training programs, and participating on the senior management team of Ballentine.


“We are excited to welcome Tony to the Ballentine team,” said Dick Elliott, Owner and CEO. “His experience and knowledge of both restaurant operations and commercial food service equipment, coupled with his passion for customer service will be beneficial to all our clients as they select the best tools and equipment needed for their operations."

Calvin is a graduate of Montreat College (Montreat, North Carolina) where he obtained a degree in Business Administration. He is a native of Candler, North Carolina where he resides with his family.

About Ballentine Food Service Equipment

Since 1956, Ballentine has collaborated with food service operators to provide quality new and used food service equipment, smallwares, dish machines and chemicals. Services include design consultation, procurement, installation, repair, maintenance and leasing and financing programs. Ballentine clients include restaurants, hotels, hospitals, churches, nursing homes, resorts, clubs and all businesses with on-site kitchens. Visit

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