Lots of news from the manufacturer community. Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer CFS Brands buys the parent company of G.E.T. and Winco. Carpigiani and Structural Concepts add to their teams. Additionally, Vulcan found its next VP after its announcement that Chris Stern will retire as vice president and general manager for the Baltimore, MD-based manufacturer.
- Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer CFS Brands has added to its portfolio by acquiring The Foodware Group. Founded in 2018, The Foodware Group consists of two more widely known foodservice brands: G.E.T. and Winco.
- Carpigiani North America has tapped Leandra Olivotti to serve as vice president of sales and network development for North and Central America, where she will assume responsibility for leading Carpigiani’s internal and external network sales teams, developing sales plans and more.
- Structural Concepts recently added two foodservice industry veterans to its sales team. Matt Rigney now serves as Structural Concepts’ eastern regional sales manager and Ken Gura serves as the Michigan-based manufacturer’s business development manager.
- Additionally, Chris Stern will retire as vice president and general manager of Vulcan, effective February 16, 2024. As part of the factory’s planned transition, Meghan Hurst will assume Stern’s role effective January 1, 2024, per a company release.