Chris Jones promoted to UK Group Managing Director of Middleby Commercial Foodservice

Nov. 26, 2019
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.

Chris commented:

It’s been a fantastic year at the helm of Lincat, FriFri, IMC and Britannia, the four brands are now successfully working together under one leadership team. As a result customers now have access to a wider portfolio of products and services.

A key part of the plan moving forward is to develop a stronger synergy across the Middleby brands enabling us to offer a more accessible one-stop solution so we can together meet all kitchen and back bar needs.

“I am excited that by bringing together the brands and expertise of the teams, we will be able to approach our customers with good, better, best products, expand into new markets, and increase market share. I’m looking forward to taking Middleby UK to the next level.

Najib Maalouf, European Managing Director of Middleby Corporation, Lincat and IMC’s parent company, commented:

“As Middleby continues to acquire companies and add exciting solutions to its portfolio, we’re determined to make it easy to do business with Middleby. We wish to simplify our customers’ experience with us and let our people seamlessly and efficiently bring the best solutions. Under Chris Jones, Lincat, FriFri, IMC and Britannia have made great strides evidenced by the impressive innovation they recently brought. They’re working well together; as such, I am pleased to see this team culture extended to Middleby UK and look forward to translating the unified approach as a win to our customers.”

Editorial notes:

Middleby UK based in Warrington, is part of the USA-based Middleby Corporation. Middleby UK represents a portfolio of brands such as Pitco, Houno, Carter Hoffman, PerfectFry, Concordia and TurboChef in the UK.

Based in Lincoln in the UK, Lincat manufactures products for cooking, holding and food display, which are supplied to commercial kitchens of every kind across the globe. Products are sold in the UK and in over 50 countries worldwide through a comprehensive network of distributors.

Based in Wrexham in the UK, Imperial Machine Company (IMC) has been engineering catering solutions for more than 110 years. The business designs, manufactures and supports bar and refrigeration systems, waste management systems and vegetable preparation equipment.

Britannia Kitchen Ventilation is also based in Wrexham in the UK. The company has specialised in the design and production of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, of the highest quality at affordable prices, since 1995.

Middleby UK is based in Wigan. The company has been distributing foodservice equipment since 1994, initially operating under Frialator. It was acquired by Middleby in 2001.


For further information, please contact:

Helen Applewhite, Marketing Manager of Lincat Ltd: 01522 875500