Hello to Advanced Gourmet, Several New C-Suite Titles, A Few Good-Byes, FED Panel Views, and FE&S’ Food Safety Webcast

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

September 28, 2016

Advanced Gourmet Forms New Company FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Advanced Gourmet has formed a new company: AE Holdings. Operating under the AE Brands umbrella is Advanced Gourmet and a newly formed company called Advanced Kitchen Tools.

Former Vollrath Co. President Terry Kohler Dies FE&S FlashNews

Terry Kohler, president and chairman of the board of Windway Capital Corp., a holding company and parent company of Vollrath Co., died Sept. 20 at the age of 82.

Ouf to Leave American Blue Ribbon
FE&S FlashNews

Hazem Ouf will resign his position as president/CEO and vice chairman of American Blue Ribbon Holdings effective Oct. 1, 2016.

This Week in Foodservice: Weak Casual Dining Sales, Restaurant Redesigns Pay Off, Automats Reinvented and New Plan for Naugles FE&S FlashNews

FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler adds his insight into a weekly roundup of top foodservice stories.

Dunkin’ Donuts Names David Hoffmann President FE&S FlashNews

David Hoffmann will take on the title of president at Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective Oct. 3.

Fresh Take on Industry from FED Panel FE&S FlashNews

Three longtime and highly accomplished industry professionals shared their views on how the trends shaping today’s foodservice industry impact design and equipment selection during a panel discussion at the Foodservice Equipment & Design Global Thought Leadership Summit, held Sept. 20-21 in Chicago.

Famous Brands Promotes Dustin Lyman to CEO FE&S FlashNews

Dustin Lyman was named CEO of Famous Brands International, parent company of Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY Yogurt brands. He was previously CFO for the Broomfield, Colo.-based company.

Monte Batson Joins On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina as COO FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Monte Batson was named COO for On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

IHOP Names Nevielle Panthaky Vice President, Culinary FE&S FlashNews

IHOP restaurants tapped Nevielle Panthaky to serve as vice president, culinary.

Never A Last Call for Food Safety FE&S FlashNews

FE&S’ Food Safety Webcast on Sept. 27 covered best practices when it comes to avoiding virus outbreaks. Free to view at

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