Giorgio Di Giacomo Named International Vice President of Business Development for APW/Star Holdings Group

Mar. 12, 2020
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.

“Giorgio is highly-respected and well-known in our industry. He is a proven, effective business manager and a strong addition who will quickly expand the global presence of the APW/Satr Group brands. I am confident with his experience he will leverage the synergies among the brands and the Middleby Worldwide team,” said Dave Hinton, Group Vice President, APW/Star Holding Group. “Giorgio is well-acquainted with international customers and overseas marketplace trends. He has the experience and connections to quickly grow our market share and will also be a critical part of accelerating the global introductions of our diverse and innovative product portfolio.”

Di Giacomo brings more than two decades of diverse experience in the international foodservice industry to his new position. Before joining Middleby and APW/Star Holdings Group, Di Giacomo was Sales Director, Beverage in APAC/Middle East and Key Account Director for the Middle East and Africa for Electrolux Professional, a company he had been with since 1999. Prior to being in those roles he was a Global Account Manager, Europe, Group Product Marketing Manager, Export Area Manager and additional roles within the company including purchasing .

“I am excited and honored to join the Middleby Corporation with a goal of increasing the presence of the APW/Star Holdings Group brands in the international marketplace,” said Di Giacomo. “From my experience in the industry I know first-hand how well-known and respected the brands in the group are throughout the global foodservice industry and I am proud to be a member of this outstanding team with innovative products.”


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®. 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®, Deutsche Process® 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®, EVO®, Fired Earth®, Heartland®, La Cornue®, Leisure Sinks®, Lynx®, Marvel®, Mercury®, Rangemaster®, Rayburn®, Redfyre®, Sedona®, Stanley®, TurboChef®, U-Line® and Viking®.

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