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Kelly Joins Southbend

Former Garland sales executive assumes VP role with a division of Middleby.

Kevin Kelly has been named vice president of sales for Southbend, a division of The Middleby Corporation.

In his new role Kelly will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the Fuquay-Varina, N.C.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. This includes managing and overseeing the activities of the regional, chain account and school foodservice segment managers.

Before joining Southbend, Kelly was director of operational sales at Garland Commercial Ranges, a division of Manitowoc Foodservice. Previously, Kelly held several other sales management positions within Garland/Manitowoc. His background also includes serving as eastern regional sales manager with Baker’s Pride.