LagasseSweet, Deerfield, Ill., has announced that Jeff Leja has been promoted to the position of vice president, sales.  He will report to Paul Barrett, president, LagasseSweet. 

Leja joined the company in 2004 as LagasseSweet’s director of national accounts. During his tenure, national accounts sales increased fivefold. Prior to joining the company Leja held various sales and pricing leadership roles with a diverse selection of companies, including Georgia Pacific and James River Corp.

“Jeff’s promotion only solidifies and strengthens the foundation for LagasseSweet’s future development,” said Paul Barrett, president.  “His consistent, aggressive track record of growth, in addition to his understanding and direct interaction with the LagasseSweet selling team, its customers and suppliers, will further allow the company to deliver outstanding results.”

In his new role Leja will be responsible for leading customer growth and sustainable business results across the company’s customer base. In addition, Leja will act as a core member of the LagasseSweet Leadership Team.