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Wood Stone Announces Changes to Management Team

Wood Stone Corp., a Bellingham, Wash.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer announced a series of changes to its management team. Keith Carpenter was named chief executive officer and Harry Hegarty chief operating officer. In addition, Wood Stone appointed longtime employees Wade Bobb to president of engineering, manufacturing and IT and Kurt Eickmeyer to president of sales and marketing.

Other personnel moves announced by Wood Stone include:

  • Phil Eaton, a regional sales manager, will assume more of Eickmeyer's role as vice president of sales and marketing. Eaton joined Wood Stone in 2003 after serving as a manufacturers' rep for the company for more than 10 years.
  • Jackie Van Zwol, who has been with Wood Stone for 15 years, will become vice president, consultant champion.
  • Merrill Bevan will become vice president of international sales. Bevan has 12 years' experience with Wood Stone, including 10 in international marketing.

Wood Stone also announced that Tim Tracy and Justin Mitchell continue making music in their roles as vice president of manufacturing and vice president of finance.