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Manitowoc Announces Organizational Changes

Manitowoc Foodservice made several changes to its management structure. These steps include some restructuring of Manitowoc's management team in the Americas and Europe and changes to the structure of its Asia Pacific Region team.

Among these changes, Larry Bryce was named executive vice president of Refrigeration Solutions for the Americas. Companies reporting to Bryce include Manitowoc Ice, Multiplex, Servend, Delfield Custom Solutions, McCall, Kysor Panel Systems, Kolpak and Jackson. Bryce will also lead the development of global service strategies, a core part of providing integrated global customer solutions. Mike Buelow, currently vice president of service for the Americas, will work with Bryce to achieve all service goals.

Phil Dei Dolori was named executive vice president of Cooking Solutions for the Americas. Dei Dolori will oversee the Manitowoc companies of Cleveland, Garland, Lincoln, Merco, Varimixer, Frymaster and Dean.

In additional organizational changes, Steve Beck, senior vice president of global accounts, will continue to focus on sales growth of Manitowoc's strategic accounts and will report to Mike Kachmer, president of Manitowoc Foodservice. Kevin Clark, currently vice president and general manager for Custom Fabrication and Refrigeration, will move into the vice president of sales – strategic and global accounts group. Chris Karssiens will succeed Clark as vice president and general manager for the Custom Fabrication and Refrigeration operating company, which includes the Delfield and McCall brands. Gary Dykstra, vice president and general manager of Lincoln Foodservice, will succeed Karssiens as vice president of sales for the Dealer Channel.

Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)

Manitowoc plans to divide its APAC region into three subregions. CT Yeo will continue in his role as executive vice president overseeing the entire APAC Region and will also act as the vice president and general manager for China, one of the newly formed subregions. A new vice president for India and the remainder of Asia is expected to be announced sometime in the first quarter of this year.

Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA)

Mike Hicks, senior vice president finance for the Americas, succeeds Dei Dolori as executive vice president for the EMEA Region and will focus on the ongoing implementation of new regional sales, marketing and service organizations along with the integration of Merrychef and Convotherm into a single Advanced Cooking operating company. Craig Reuther, currently vice president of finance and accounting will replace Hicks as Manitowoc Foodservice senior vice president finance.