Chris Duffy Named President of Middleby Coffee Solutions Group
Jun. 16, 2021
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.
“Chris has proven himself to be an asset to Middleby, driving continuous financial and supply chain improvements within our fryer brands. His leadership skills were very effective in successfully navigating these highly-visible Middleby brands through last year’s challenging business environment,” said Korey Kohl, President of the Middleby Beverage Group. “Chris also has deep experience with brand and personnel integration. This will benefit the Coffee Solutions Group as we strengthen our presence through combining the Synesso, Concordia, and Bloomfield brands as one team in a primary facility.”
Prior to joining Middleby in 2019 as Vice President of Finance at Pitco, Chris was a division controller at Pizza Hut International. Prior to holding that position within YUM! he held various roles within Yum! finance in Louisville, Ky. Before joining YUM!, Chris was with PwC in the assurance practice, advising public clients in a variety of industries on acquisitions, divestitures, and IPOs. He is a CPA and earned his BSBA and master’s degree in accounting, both from Samford University. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and golfing.
The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, APW Wyott®, Baker’s Pride®, Beech®, BKI®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter-Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, Concordia®, CookTek®, Crown®, CTX®, Desmon®, Deutsche Beverage®, Doyon®, Eswood®, EVO®, Firex®, Follett®, frifri®, Giga®, Globe®, Goldstein®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Induc®, Ink Kegs®, Jade®, JoeTap®, Josper®, L2F®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch’n®, Market Forge®, Marsal®, Middleby Marshall®, MPC®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco®, Powerhouse Dynamics®, QualServ®, RAM®, Southbend®, Ss Brewtech®, Star®, Starline®, Sveba Dahlen®, Synesso®, Taylor®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Ultrafryer®, Varimixer®,Wells® and Wunder-Bar®. Visit Middleby.com for information.
Contact: Darcy Bretz dbretz@middleby or 847.429.7756.