Katzman-Grossman & Associates was founded in 1967 by Mike Katzman and Stan Grossman. With an entrepreneurial drive and the commitment from several industry leading manufacturers at the time, the company was formed. Over many years they built a well-respected and successful organization serving the foodservice and hospitality industry.

In 1990, the company became Katzman, Grossman, Baker, Inc., and by 1995 both Mike and Stan had retired. At that point Tom Grossman and Steve Baker became majority owners, and are proud to carry on the excellent traditions of the founders to this day. We are committed to long-term relationships with our manufacturers and to those we service in the hospitality industry. We have represented our manufacturers for an average of over 20 years.

Our Mission

Represent a small number of high quality manufacturers that are industry leaders in their field. Katzman, Grossman, Baker, Inc. is an independent manufacturers’ representative organization that serves the foodservice, hospitality and contract furniture industries. We are the link between our clients and the factories we represent—not a middle man, but a partner. Striving to service as professionals dedicated to honesty and excellence.

Meet the KGB Team

Tom Grossman has been in the business since he was 6 years old putting catalogs together in his father’s office. Tom officially started with KGB in 1980. Prior to that he worked in a commercial furniture factory during high school and college. Email Tom.

Steve Baker has been in this crazy business since high school. After more than a decade of experience in sales management at the factory level, Steve joined KGB. He is proud to be a member of the team for 30 years. Email Steve.

Dave Appenbrink has gone from dishwasher to chef, from factory sales to purchasing for a national restaurant chain. In the 16 years he’s been with KGB, there’s never been a dull moment. He credits the great factories and terrific customers for making it such a pleasure. Email Dave.