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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

January 11, 2012

Towers Steps Down from Ark Leadership Post FE&S FlashNews

Robert Towers has resigned as president and chief executive officer of Ark Restaurants Corp.

Arby’s Names Condos COO FE&S FlashNews

George Condos was named chief operating officer for the Arby’s restaurants, a part of Arby’s Restaurant Group. Condos has more than 30 years’ experience working with restaurant chains.

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Vernon Takes Flight in Development Role for Wingstop FE&S FlashNews

Wingstop has named David Vernon its senior vice president of development. In his new role, Vernon will oversee the franchise development, construction and real estate departments.

Tundra Specialties Acquires Katz Company FE&S FlashNews

Tundra Specialties, a Boulder, Colo.-based restaurant equipment, supplies and parts distributor has acquired Katz Company, a Denver-based design firm specializing in restaurants, hotels and resorts. The acquisition allows Tundra to provide a comprehensive collection of planning, design and project management services to foodservice operators and other members of the industry.

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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.

Scotsman Industries Names Gleitsmann Interim President FE&S FlashNews

Rich Gleitsmann is the interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, replacing Mark McClanahan who has left the company. Gleitsmann reports to Kevin Fink, group managing director — Americas for Scotsman Industries, the ice machine manufacturer’s parent company.

Vollrath Opens Netherlands Subsidiary FE&S FlashNews

The Vollrath Company, a Sheboygan, Wis.-based foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturer, has opened a European subsidiary in Rijen, Netherlands. The staff in this location now services Vollrath’s European customer base — both existing and new clients.

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Hoffmaster Group Gets New Ownership FE&S FlashNews

Private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. has sold Hoffmaster Group, Inc. to Metalmark Capital, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

REW Launches Restaurant Equipment App FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant Equipment World, an Orlando, Fla.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer has developed an app for use on the iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android.

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