The United Group (TUG), Monroe, La., announced the election of Thad Ellington, president, PFS Sales Co., Raleigh, N.C., to its Board of Directors.  The election took place at TUG’s Annual Stockholders Meeting, May 7, 2009, during the group’s National Conference at the Gaylord National near Washington, D.C.

As president of PFS Sales, Ellington joined TUG May 1, 1997.  He has been an active participant in each of the group’s yearly conferences since he joined.  In addition, Ellington has taken part in the vendor-selection-and-review process, representing Member Stockholder companies in TUG’s Foodservice Market Segment.  He has held the position of TUG Executive Vice President, Foodservice Committee, from 2007 to the present.

“When people who are president of their own company generously agree to serve five years as a member of TUG’s Board of Directors, they bring their individual management style to a very diverse board,” states Tobie F. McKown, TUG’s president and CEO.  “It is this diversity that blends into the existing board to make a strong, effective management team.”