Foodservice equipment industry veteran David Abi was appointed president of CookTek. Abi will continue in his role as president of Carter-Hoffman, Doyon and NuVu. The Middleby Corporation owns all four foodservice equipment lines.
As president of CookTek, Abi will manage the day-to-day operations including overseeing sales, marketing and product development.
CookTek and Carter-Hoffman have a track record of working together on product development. The two companies combined to develop the PUC Delivery unit, which includes Carter-Hoffman’s warming technology and CookTek’s induction solutions, per a Middleby release. “With these companies now under the same leadership, the integration of their technologies will continue and enhance Middleby delivery solutions for our customers,” said Tim FitzGerald, CEO of Middleby.
Abi began his Middleby career in 2011 in regional sales for Carter-Hoffmann and was promoted to vice president of sales in 2015. He was promoted to president of the three brands in 2018.
Abi becomes the latest Middleby executive to grow his role within the company. In July, Scott Heim added president of Middleby ventless solutions to his role. He also serves as president of Evo America.