The latest executive appointments following Ali Group’s completion of the Welbilt acquisition include Victoria Campbell being named president of Electro Freeze and Erica Motes the president of Ice-O-Matic. Ali Group also made a series of personnel changes in its North American Refrigeration Division, which includes its Beverage Air and Victory lines. All of these changes take effect Sept. 1.
The new title will mark exactly one year since Campbell was appointed general manager at Electro Freeze. Prior to that, she served as vice president of finance since 2015. Former CEO of Electro Freeze, Tom Hotard, was named senior vice president of Ali Group in late July.
As Motes transitions to president of Ice-O-Matic and assumes day-to-day management of the ice machine company, her predecessor, Tim Garbett, will become chairman of Ice-O-Matic. Garbett retired from Ali Group Company ACP in 2019 and assumed the role of president of Ice-O-Matic in August of 2021.
Prior to this appointment, Motes served as vice president of sales and marketing at the Ali Group North America — Refrigeration Division. A 20-year foodservice industry veteran, she’s held a variety of positions in restaurant operations, as well as serving as an inside sales coordinator for a manufacturers’ rep firm. Motes joined Beverage-Air in 2009 as western regional sales manager and after a series of promotions, she moved to her current position of vice president of sales and marketing at the Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division in 2019.
Ryan Ricker will become vice president of sales for Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division. He joined the Beverage-Air sales team in July 2014 as the central regional sales manager. Two years later Ricker assumed a national accounts role and in 2018 he was promoted to director of sales.
In addition, Mitch Carb will receive a promotion to director of marketing from marketing manager for Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division. Carb joined the company in 2018.
Finally, Jonathan Hunt will receive a promotion to director of sales for Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division. Hunt joined the company in 2018 serving as regional sales manager for Ali Group’s Beverage Air and Victory lines.