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Ali Group Promotes Blackman to VP

Company veteran Ryan Blackman was named vice president of marketing and communications for the Ali Group, effective September 1, 2023.

Blackman DSC 0622 pic2In this role, Blackman will be responsible for all of the Ali Group’s marketing, communications, branding, media and public relations in North America. He will remain the managing editor of the company’s annual Aliworld magazine and will continue to oversee the company’s online presence.

Blackman began his foodservice career as an advertising assistant at Beverage-Air in 2001 and was promoted to advertising manager in 2004. When Beverage-Air was acquired by the Ali Group in 2008, he was promoted to marketing manager at Beverage-Air. In 2010, he was named director of marketing and communications for the Ali Group, a position he held until 2022, when he was promoted to senior director of marketing and communications.