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In a move that will help bolster the chain’s dessert menu, Chicken Salad Chick has acquired Another Piece of Cake, a regional bakery concept with ten locations.

Accurex appointed Jackson Smith vice president for the Wisconsin manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation equipment.

Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer RATIONAL adds two corporate chefs.

Eduardo Luz was named CEO and president of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.

Aniai, a robotics company operating in the commercial kitchen space, has established a North American headquarters in New York City. The South Korean company also hired Eric Hansen to serve as its director of sales.

Members of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) elected three individuals to two-year terms on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Company veteran Kathy Drew has joined TriMark USA’s chief growth office team as vice president of Supply America and group purchasing organizations for the Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Innovative Foodservice Group has promoted Scott Hall from national account executive to director of sales for the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Allied Buying Corporation, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, honored its suppliers with several annual awards.

Refrigerated Solutions Group hired Keith Long to serve as vice president of customer experience for the parent company of Master-Bilt and Norlake.

TGI Fridays introduced Weldon Spangler as CEO for the casual dining chain. He succeeds Brandon Coleman, who has resigned for personal reasons, per a company release.

Service agent Electric Motor Repair Company hired Noah Mathay to serve as operations manager for its Delaware Valley Branch, based in New Castle, Del.

Culinary Equipment Group adds to its line card, while PizzaMaster adds several companies to its rep network. Also, Chrane and Nordon add to their teams.

Dunne Rite Solutions has hired foodservice industry veteran Melinda Williams to serve as vice president of sales for the New Jersey-based foodservice equipment and supplies distributor that also offers consulting services.

Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer RATIONAL promoted six of its associates.

The Vollrath Company added chief executive officer duties to Erik Lampe’s role.

Central Restaurants Products promoted Scott Bullock to senior director of the Indianapolis dealer’s bid-contract multi-unit division.

Software company Revalize has added to its foodservice portfolio by acquiring KCL, a software provider for commercial foodservice design.

Alto-Shaam promoted Kristina Bladecki to corporate executive chef.

Broadline distributor Sysco plans to expand its presence in foodservice equipment and supplies distribution in a big way.