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Michael Groen Joins Middleby as Senior Vice President, Group Engineering

Oct. 19, 2020

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.

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Alexander Poulos Named President of Jade Range and Beech Ovens

Oct. 15, 2020

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.

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Middleby Corporation Announces Andrew Romaine As New Ventless Cooking Sales & Culinary Development Manager

Sep. 23, 2020

Middleby Corporation has promoted Andrew Romaine as the new ventless cooking solutions sales and culinary development manager.

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Michael Raycher Named Follett Executive Vice-President of Sales

Sep. 02, 2020

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

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John Perruccio to Lead Middleby Buying Group and Dealer Strategy

Jul. 06, 2020

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.

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Erika Cottrell Named General Manager of Middleby Coffee Solutions Group

Jun. 22, 2020

Erika Cottrell has joined Middleby as General Manager of the Middleby Coffee Solutions Group.

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Middleby Announces Exclusive Partnership with Jon Taffer and Taffer’s Tavern

Jun. 03, 2020

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.

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Jaime Nau Named President of Nieco Corporation

May. 18, 2020

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

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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.

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Hannah Guy Named Consultant Services Manager, Middleby Beverage Brands

Mar. 11, 2020

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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Mitchell Cohen Named Group Vice President

Mar. 10, 2020

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Erica Havers Named President of Blodgett Oven Group

Feb. 04, 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.

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Dennis Francis Promoted to Vice President Sales & Middleby Ventless Solutions - Foodservice Accounts

Feb. 04, 2020

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

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Taylor Company Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Nov. 27, 2019

Jim Minard has been appointed COO for Taylor Company.

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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.

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April Shaw Joins Blodgett as VP of Combi Sales

Oct. 11, 2019

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. 01, 2019

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

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Barry Blalock Promoted to Vice President of Chain Accounts

Sep. 30, 2019

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. 09, 2019

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

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Scott Jordan Named President of Star Manufacturing

Aug. 22, 2019

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.

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Robert A. Nerbonne Named to the Middleby Board of Directors

Aug. 07, 2019

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

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David Abi Named President of CookTek

Aug. 02, 2019

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

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Taylor Company Introduces Strategic Director of Sales

Jul. 24, 2019

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

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Scott Heim Named President of Middleby Ventless Solutions

Jul. 03, 2019

Scott Heim has been named President of Middleby Ventless Solutions.

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Michael Potter Named President of QualServ Solutions

Jun. 18, 2019

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

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Taylor Company Announces Several Key Promotions

May. 12, 2019

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.

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Middleby Names Meghan Daro Vice President of Consultant Services

Apr. 29, 2019

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.

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Automatic Bar Controls Names Wayne Froehlich General Manager

Apr. 25, 2019

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.

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The Middleby Corporation Announces Bassoul Retirement, FitzGerald Named CEO

Feb. 19, 2019

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.

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Hilton Garner to Retire, Kevin Woods Named President of Globe Food Equipment

Feb. 13, 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.

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Kevin Brown Selected For Mississippi Business Journal Journal 2019 Top CEO Awards

Feb. 13, 2019

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.

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Hinton Joins Middleby as Group Vice President, Star Holdings International Companies

Feb. 04, 2019

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.

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Southbend has named Chris Reeves Vice President of Sales

Dec. 19, 2018

Southbend, a global leader in heavy-duty, commercial cooking equipment, has named Chris Reeves Vice President of Sales.

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Middleby Announces Steve Follett Retirement, Korey Kohl Promotion

Nov. 19, 2018

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.

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Mark Easterday Named Executive Vice President, Middleby Brand Sales

Jun. 18, 2018

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.