Foodservice equipment pro becomes commercial director for the multi-line manufacturer's EMEA group.
Robert Gehl is the new group commercial director for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) for the Ali Group, a multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer based in Italy.
In his new role, Gehl will act as the group-level contact for regional and global key accounts with hotel and restaurant chains, buying groups, catering companies and quick-service restaurants. He will be based in the company's Milan, Italy, office.
Gehl joined the Ali Group in November 2014 after a 10-year tenure as director of foodservice – EMEA for Pentair's water filtration systems division. Prior to that, he held various sales, marketing and management positions with foodservice equipment manufacturers: Lancer Corporation, a division of Hoshizaki, Multiplex, a division of Manitowoc and JetSpray, a division of Cornelius.