June 12, 2013
CFESA Begins Management Transition
The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) has launched a management transition initiative. This initiative will eventually move the organization’s day to day operations to a team of people employed directly by CFESA from its current association management company. As part of this initiative, CFESA named Heather Price its new executive director and the first person employed directly by the association.
Scotsman Names New Western Regional Sales Manager
Scotsman Ice Systems named Gary Schwalb its Western regional sales manager.
Eby Named VP of Operations at Taco John’s
Shawn Eby was named vice president of operations for Taco John’s International.
Flexibility With Drop-In Hot/Cold Well From Hatco
Hatco’s Drop-In Hot/Cold Well incorporates the quality of the cold and hot well into one for ultimate flexibility. Includes adjustable set points to hold food items at optimal temperatures, simple controls from a seamless unit and is easy to clean.
Tony Roma’s Appoints Brisco as EVP and CDO
Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, named John Brisco its executive vice president and chief development officer for the brand. He will oversee both domestic and international franchise developments for Tony Roma’s.
Blendtec Names New Commercial Sales Director
Blendtec appointed Scott Hinckley its new commercial sales director. For the past six months, Hinckley served as a consultant to Blendtec.
AutoQuotes Names New VP of Sales
AutoQuotes named John Whitlock its new vice president of sales.
LeanPath Adds Three to Business Development Team
LeanPath Inc. announced the appointment of three foodservice and waste reduction experts to oversee business development for the healthcare, education, hospitality and grocery market segments.
Burrowes becomes President of Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. named Todd Burrowes president of its casual dining chain that goes by the same name. Burrowes was also named chief operations officer for Ruby Tuesday.
Elliott Elected Chairman of Florida-Based Fast-Casual Chain
Rob Elliott was elected chairman of the board for GRILLiT, Inc., a Florida-based better-for-you fast-casual restaurant concept with two locations.
Pecinka Ferri Associates Names Noel Corporate Chef
Pecinka Ferri Associates, a New Jersey-based manufacturers’ rep firm, named Chef Dave Noel to the newly created position of corporate chef, focusing on specialty foodservice equipment sales.
This Week in Foodservice: The Relationship between Employment Numbers and Foodservice
Employment numbers get a lot of attention in the weekly news cycle because they represent a leading indicator for the country’s economic performance. But what do these numbers mean to foodservice? This week we take a look at the bigger jobs picture and the foodservice industry’s response.
Planning for Reducing Energy, Carbon and Waste
A key component of any sustainable foodservice operation involves saving energy, water and waste as well as reducing carbon footprints. Not only does this benefit the environment, it also makes the business more efficient.