Middleby today announced the promotion of Chris Duffy to President of the Middleby Coffee Solutions Group. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategy, product development, sales, and day-to-day operations of the brands Synesso, Concordia and Bloomfield based in Seattle.

Michael Potter has been promoted to Middleby Group President , expanding his responsibilities to lead Middleby fryer brands Pitco, Ultrafryer and Anets. He will direct and oversee day-to-day operations of the brands, which are headquartered at their manufacturing facilities in Bow, N.H. Michael will continue to be responsible for QualServ Solutions in Fort Smith, Ark. and Follett Europe in Poland, both primarily fabrication facilities.

Max Zakharenko has been named President of Middleby Marshall, a division of The Middleby Corporation. In this role he will be responsible for the strategy, product development, sales and day-to-day operations of the brands Middleby Marshall and CTX which are based and manufactured in Elgin, Ill.

Wayne Froehlich has been promoted to President of Automatic Bar Controls, part of the Middleby Beverage Group. In this role he will oversee all aspects of the beverage brands Wunder-Bar, JoeTap, Starline, and Bloomfield.

The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced the retirement of Chief Operating Officer David Brewer, effective at the end of 2021.

The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced promotions expanding the executive team. The new roles will support the execution of key strategic initiatives and continued growth at leading business segments within the company.

Marlowe Parker has been promoted to General Manager of Deutsche Beverage Technologies based in Charlotte, N.C. The company, part of the Middleby Beverage Group, designs and manufactures brewery and other sanitary process equipment.

Gwen Bialas has joined Middleby as General Manager of Carter-Hoffmann, Doyon & NU‐VU, starting February 1.

Nicholas Benz has joined Middleby Food Processing Group as Scanico A/S Sales Manager, US and Canada, effective January 1, 2021. He is responsible for expanding Scanico impingement and spiral freezer sales within the protein and bakery segments along with providing complete Middleby line solutions.

The Middleby Corporation announced the addition of Michael Groen as Senior Vice President, Group Engineering. In this new position he will lead and oversee the product development strategy and engineering advancements for Middleby brands TurboChef, Middleby Marshall and CookTek.

Elgin, Ill. (October 12, 2020) – The Middleby Corporation today announced the promotion of Alexander Poulos to President of Jade Range and Beech Ovens. In his expanded role, Lex will be responsible for the operations, engineering, sales and marketing for the two well-known brands while undertaking corporate initiatives.

Follett Products, LLC is proud to announce that Michael Raycher has been promoted to Executive Vice-President of Sales. In his new role, Mike will be responsible for all aspects of Follett’s sales objectives and initiatives. This includes the Foodservice, Healthcare, Life Science and Workplace segments – both for domestic and international markets

Middleby Group President John Perruccio has expanded his responsibilities. Effective immediately, John will be responsible for leading and managing the Middleby buying group and dealer strategy.

The Middleby Corporation is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Taffer’s Tavern, a newly-developed, modern tavern concept developed by Jon Taffer. Known as an award-winning hospitality mogul and best-selling author, Jon is also executive producer and host of the popular show Bar Rescue.

Jaime Nau has been promoted to President of Nieco Corporation, a Windsor, Calif.-based manufacturer of broilers for commercial kitchen cooking.

Dallas, Tex. (March 12, 2020) — Giorgio Di Giacomo has joined Middleby as International Vice President for the APW/Star Holdings Group. The group consistes of the brands APW Wyott, Bakers Pride, Holman, Lang, MagiKitch’n, Star, Toastmaster and Wells. In his new role Di Giacomo will be responsible for the development and management of international business across all global markets outside of North America and Latin America for all of the brands in the group.

ELGIN, Ill. (March 11, 2020) – The Middleby Corporation announced today the appointment of Hannah Guy to the newly created position of Consultant Services Manager, Middleby Beverage Brands, effective immediately.

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Elgin Ill. (February 4, 2020) – Erica Havers has been promoted to President of Blodgett Oven Group, effective immediately. In her new role she will direct and oversee the Middleby brands Blodgett, Perfect Fry, Marsal and BKI, all of which are manufactured in Essex, Vt.

Evo, Inc. announced that Dennis Francis was recently promoted to Vice President Sales & Middleby Ventless Solutions - Foodservice Accounts.

Jim Minard has been appointed COO for Taylor Company.

Chris Jones, Group Managing Director of Lincat, IMC and Britannia, will embark on a new role today as he also takes charge of the Commercial Foodservice arm of Middleby UK.

April Shaw has joined Blodgett as the Vice President of Combi Sales, where she will lead the sales, marketing and strategic initiatives of Blodgett Combi. April joins Blodgett with more than a decade of combi sales and cooking experience.

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Leo Ji Joins Middleby China

Oct. 1, 2019

Leo Ji has been named Senior Sales Director for China and East Asia.

APW | Bakers Pride | Star Holdings Group announced that industry veteran Barry Blalock, CFSP was recently promoted to Vice President of Chain Accounts.

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Valerie Hanson joins APW/Star

Sep. 9, 2019

APW | Bakers Pride | Star Holdings Group announced that Valerie Hanson has joined the organization as Western Regional Vice President.

Scott Jordan has been named President of Star Manufacturing, where he will lead the day-to-day operations and strategy of the Middleby brands Star, Lang, Wells and Toastmaster.

The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced the addition of Robert A. Nerbonne to the Middleby Corporation Board of Directors

David Abi has been named President of CookTek, expanding his leadership role within Middleby.

The Taylor Company recently announced Rachel Pierce has joined the team as Strategic Director of Sales.

Scott Heim has been named President of Middleby Ventless Solutions.

The Middleby Corporation today announced Michael Potter has been named President of QualServ Solutions.

The Taylor Company recently announced the promotion of industry veteran Kelly McWilliams to Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With Kelly’s promotion, Greg Pryal has accepted the role as Director of Sales-North America.

The Middleby Corporation announced today the promotion and appointment of Meghan Daro to the newly-created position of Vice President of Consultant Services. She moves to her new corporate position from Follett Ice, a division of Middleby.

Vacaville, Calif. – Automatic Bar Controls, Inc., a division of the Middleby Corporation, has named industry veteran Wayne Froehlich as General Manager. Froehlich will oversee the Automatic Bar Control beverage brands Wunder-Bar, JoeTap, Starline, and Bloomfield.

The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) (“Middleby” or “the company”) today announced Selim Bassoul is retiring from his role as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Timothy FitzGerald has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. FitzGerald has been instrumental in the development and execution of the company strategy since joining in 1998 and having served as Chief Financial Officer since 2003. These changes are effective as of February 16, 2019.

Hilton Garner, President of Globe Food Equipment Co., will retire effective April 1, 2019. Kevin Woods, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company, has been named President. Garner and Woods will work together over the next few months to ensure a seamless transition. Hilton retires from Globe with 40 years in the commercial foodservice industry and 27 years at Globe.

Kevin Brown, President of Viking Range, LLC was recently recognized at this year’s Top CEO Awards presented by the Mississippi Business Journal. This selection honors the most powerful and influential business leaders in Mississippi who are senior decision-makers and are making a significant impact in their business. Brown and the other recipients were honored during a special reception Jan. 31, at the Old Capital Inn in Jackson, MS.

The Middleby Corporation today announced industry veteran Dave Hinton was named to the position of Group Vice President, Star Holdings International Companies which includes the brands Star, Lang, Wells, Toastmaster and Holman. In his new position, Hinton will be responsible for leading the global strategy, growing sales and marketing initiatives for each of the brands in the group.

Following a career spanning more than three decades, The Middleby Corporation announces the retirement of Steve Follett, President of Follett LLC. He will be succeeded by industry veteran Korey Kohl, currently Middleby Group President overseeing the Middleby Beverage Group. Steve and Korey will work together on a seamless transition in the first quarter of 2019.

Mark Easterday has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Middleby Brand Sales. Mark will be responsible for oversight of the Middleby Representative Groups in the U.S. and Canada. Mark will direct the sales efforts and coordinate activities across the entire sales representation organization, working closely with our Commercial Foodservice Brands. Mark will report to Group President John Perruccio.