FlashNews: Foodservice Personnel Moves, Heartland Reps Opens Ed Center and More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

January 4, 2012

Bettcher Industries Names New VP of Marketing FE&S FlashNews

Food processing equipment manufacturer Bettcher Industries, Inc. named Paul Pirozzola vice president of marketing.

Nexstep Names New Sales and Marketing Admin FE&S FlashNews

Nexstep Commercial Products named Brandy Cox its new sales and marketing administrator.

Alto-Shaam Adds Fulton and Lee to Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Alto-Shaam named Kari Fulton its vice president of national accounts for retail and Ben Lee its southeast regional sales manager.

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Heartland Reps Opens Culinary Education Center FE&S FlashNews

Heartland Reps, a Midwestern independent manufacturers’ rep firm, opened a test kitchen and culinary education center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Passing of George Hohl FE&S FlashNews

George Hohl, Jr., CEO of The Salvajor Co., passed away December 31, 2011. He was 70 years old.

Bakers Pride Restaurant Series

Bakers Pride

Introducing the new Bakers Pride Restaurant Series, featuring a full line of multi-configurable Ranges, Bakery-depth Convection Ovens, Fryers, Salamanders and Cheesemelters – all built to the same heavy-duty quality standards Bakers Pride that Bakers Pride has built over the years.

NRA’s RPI Reached Five-Month High in November FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) hit 100.6 in November, its highest level in five months and a 0.6 percent increase from October. In addition, November represented the second time in the last three months that the RPI exceeded 100, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.

Edlund Names Director of Sales FE&S FlashNews

Edlund Company named Steve Tallent director of sales for the company’s western region, which includes Texas to Illinois, and west to California and the Pacific Northwest.

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First Watch Sold to Private Equity Firm FE&S FlashNews

In a deal between a pair of private equity firms, Catterton Partners sold First Watch Restaurants, Inc. to Freeman Spogli & Co. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Chain Operating Report for January 4, 2012 FE&S FlashNews

Chain expansion news from Colorado to Tokyo.

The Passing of Edward Herbst FE&S FlashNews

Former MAFSI member Edward Herbst passed away on Dec. 17, 2011. He was 91 years old.

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