Erica Havers Named President of Blodgett Oven Group

Feb. 4, 2020
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.

“Erica has proven herself to be a very effective and highly-respected leader. She brings a track record of success in many business areas and an impressive, accomplished tenure with Blodgett which will serve her well in her new role,” said Steve Spittle, Middleby Group President, who made the announcement. “Additionally, Erica played a critical role in helping execute the seamless move of the Blodgett operation to Essex in the second half of 2018, as well as incorporating additional Middleby brands through the expansion of the Essex manufacturing campus. The entire process has exceeded our expectations due to solid planning and the unwavering commitment of Erica and the entire Blodgett team.”

Also recently, under her leadership, the Blodgett engineering team introduced and expanded the industry-leading Hoodini Ventless series of products ranging from combi to convection ovens solutions.

Erica has been a loyal Blodgett employee for 27 years. Prior to her promotion she was General Manager and before that held senior positions in the accounting department, most recently, Controller. She started her career at Blodgett as an accounts payable clerk.

Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Champlain College in Burlington. She is a proud seventh generation Vermonter and lives with her family in South Burlington where she is also very involved with local community events. Apart from work, Erica spends her time outdoors, hiking, gardening and enjoying Lake Champlain.



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®, Bakers Pride®, Beech®, BKI®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter-Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, Concordia®, CookTek®, Crown Food Equipment®, CTX®, Desmon®, Doyon®, Eswood®, EVO®, frifri®, Firex®, Follett®, Giga®, Globe®, Goldstein®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Induc®, Jade®, JoeTap®, Josper®, L2F®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch’n®, Market Forge®, Marsal®, Middleby Marshall®, MPC®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, QualServ®, SiteSage®, Southbend®, Ss Brewtech®, Star®, Sveba Dahlen®, Synesso®, Taylor®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Ultrafryer®, Varimixer®, Wells® and Wunder-Bar®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions®, Burford®, Cozzini®, CVP Systems®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Emico®, Glimek®, Hinds-Bock®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment®, M-TEK®, Pacproinc®, RapidPak®, Scanico®, Spooner Vicars®, Stewart Systems®, Thurne® and Ve.Ma.C.®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the residential kitchen industry include AGA® AGA Cookshop®, Brava®, Fired Earth®, EVO®, Heartland®, La Cornue®, Leisure Sinks®, Lynx®, Marvel®, Mercury®, Rangemaster®, Rayburn®, Redfyre®, Sedona®, Stanley®, TurboChef®, U-Line® and Viking®.

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