- Published: December 18, 2019
- Written by The Editors
Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.
Tim Swanson was named president of Bettcher Industries, an Ohio-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. Swanson will also become a member of the Bettcher board of directors.
Boelter, a Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, tapped Manny Alvarez to serve as director of national contract sales.
Jeff Lehmann was hired to serve as a regional sales manager for Nor-Lake, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment.
Jonathan Schroeder was named director of national accounts for Alto-Shaam, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of foodservice equipment.
Scott Murphy was promoted to president of Dunkin’ Americas. He previously served as chief operating officer for Dunkin’ U.S. Murphy assumes the role from Dave Hoffmann, who continues to serve as Dunkin’ Brands CEO.
Lenny Comma has announced his plans to step down as chairman and chief executive officer for Jack in the Box. Although no exact time frame was provided, the quick-service restaurant chain’s board of directors has begun a search to find Comma’s replacement.
Nathan’s Famous hired Jim Hicks to serve as director of operational services and training and Erik Mallon to serve as senior director of franchise development.
Duality is a modular pop-up kitchen that can offer operators the flexibility to provide foodservice across a variety of environments. This concept was on full display at HX: The Hotel Experience, which took place during November in New York City.
In response to consumers’ appetite for better-for-you foods and the convenience of grab-and-go formats, Coolgreens plans to introduce what the restaurant chain calls smart fridges in 2020.
Chef Nic Tsikis has retired from his position as a corporate chef for Alto-Shaam. Tsikis spent more than 30 years with the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.