- Published: October 11, 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.
Clark Associates, a Lancaster, Penn.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, will make a series of leadership changes, effective Jan. 1, 2020. At that time Fred Clark will step into the newly created role of chairman and Gene Clark will become CEO for Clark Associates.
In a move aimed to support product development, Chowbotics introduced Rick Wilmer as the company’s new CEO. Chowbotics’ founder Dr. Deepak Sekar will assume the role of president, with responsibility for technology, products, and strategic partnerships.
Ryan Zink was named acting CEO for Good Times Restaurants, which owns, operates, franchises and licenses Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants and its subsidiaries. He replaces Boyd Hoback, who left the company and resigned from his position on the company’s board of directors.
Two companies update their international network, while another adds to its domestic team.
Tim Hortons promoted Axel Schwan to regional president for Canada and the U.S.
Chain restaurant industry veteran Carin Stutz is the new chief executive officer for Native Foods, a plant-based multiunit concept with 13 locations across California, Oregon, Colorado and Chicago.
Ben Shackelford, director of research and development for LTI, has retired. He spent 43 years with the Georgia-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.
PRIDE Centric Resources recognized the accomplishments of its dealer and vendor members.
The Middleby Corporation named Leo Ji senior sales director for China and East Asia.