JERSEY CITY, N.J. & CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of American Paper & Plastics ("APP"). The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade's California presence while enhancing the company's differentiated value proposition to customers in the region. The transaction represents the 27th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in City of Industry, CA, American Paper & Plastics is a leading distributor of food service and janitorial products owned and operated by Daniel Emrani, CEO of American Paper and Plastics. With nearly 40 years of experience serving the California market, the company has built a strong reputation for its knowledgeable sales force, wide breadth of products, and high level of customer service. By leveraging Imperial Dade's market-leading platform and California presence, American Paper and Plastics customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

"APP's strong reputation and track record of outstanding customer service make the company a great addition to the Imperial Dade family," said Robert Tillis. "We are excited to grow our presence in California and look forward to partnering with Daniel and his team to capitalize on the many growth opportunities that we see ahead for the business," said Jason Tillis.

"Imperial Dade's commitment to customer service aligns well with our own philosophy and values. I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Bob and Jason to further grow our business and better serve our customers as part of the Imperial Dade platform," said Daniel Emrani.