Leading School Food Service Provider Gold Star Foods Selects Voice Smart Networks as Unified Communications Systems Partner

October 10th, 2011 by admin

SAN DIEGO — October 10, 2011 — Voice Smart Networks, Southern California’s leader in unified communications systems, has announced that it has been selected by Gold Star Foods, Inc. as the organization’s communications system partner and technical advisor tasked with managing its voice and data needs, according to Mark Wadnizak and Dale Stein, partners with Voice Smart Networks. Headquartered in Ontario, CA, Gold Star Foods, one of the nation’s leading food service distributors to school districts. “We are pleased that Gold Star Foods has selected Voice Smart Networks as its unified communications partner and provider,” said Stein. “Due to our hands-on professionals and ability to bring state-of-art communications products and solutions, Gold Star now has piece of mind that regardless of their need, knowing that we can perform as their technical advisor to achieve their bottom line goals.” According to Wadnizak, Voice Smart provided Gold Star with a state-of-the-art voice phone system that included approximately 60 IP telephones running on an implemented SIP system. “Voice Smart Networks was very effective at assessing our business needs and directing us to the right communications system that will provide us with a higher level of performance and service, with cost savings over time. The migration to their system was seamless,” said Matthew Jensen, Director of IT at Gold Star Foods. About Gold Star Foods, Inc. Gold Star Foods Inc. began operations in 1966 as a distributor of meat products primarily to coffee shops in the Los Angeles area. "Gold Star Meat Company", a family owned business, was purchased in 1978 and under new ownership the focus of the business shifted from restaurants to Southern California School Districts. To better reflect the image of a changing inventory, the name was changed to "Gold Star Foods" in 1983 and most recently to "Gold Star Foods Inc". Since 1978, Gold Star Foods customer base has grown to over 300 school districts throughout the Southwest. As a result of its commitment to excellence, we have been recognized nationwide by the United States Department of Agriculture and the American School Food Service Association as one of the outstanding food service distributors to school districts. A leader in the provision of School Nutrition Food and Supplies, Gold Star is widely considered a one of the United State’s premier processed commodity distributors. Gold Stars founders’ vision created a system where school food operations could order and use commodities just like commercial products. The result the children had products that are appetizing and the districts can utilize government subsidies. Gold Star Commodity Programs Link Gold Star has grown to supply all items used in school meal programs: Frozen, Grocery, Fresh and Frozen Bread, Produce, and Paper and Supplies. For more information, About Voice Smart Networks Founded in 1982, Voice Smart Networks is Southern California’s leading data and voice company. The company’s mission is to increase its customers’ profitability, improve their productivity and give them a competitive advantage by implementing the right technology. Voice Smart Networks is the only provider that protects its customers from the two risks of technology - obsolescence and cost. As its customers’ trusted technology advisor, Voice Smart Networks has earned the position as the market leader and its customers’ business through quality products and services. As a premier member of Technology Assurance Group, Voice Smart Networks is able to fulfill all of its customers’ technology needs. This means that the organization is the ultimate resource for business phone systems (VoIP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provisioning), Managed IT Services, Network Security, Video Conferencing and Disaster Recovery. Voice Smart Networks delivers future technology today! For more information, call 800-500-2696 or visit us at

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