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The Habit Burger Grill hired chef Jason Triail to serve as director of culinary innovation.

Allan Dziwoki was promoted to president of Hoshizaki America. Chris Karssiens, who previously held that role, remains with the company as Hoshizaki Americas region president.

Walter “Stewart” Manning passed away on Jan. 3, 2024, after a bout with cancer. The 81-year-old Manning had previously owned Manning Brothers, a Georgia-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Chrane updates its line card and adds to its team. LTI and RSI update their rep networks, while Hollander and Kain McArthur make updates, too.

Alto-Shaam promoted Tami Olson to senior director of national accounts and Jennifer Voitek to director of sales enablement.

Dan Curtis now serves as chairman of the board and Ryan McPhail serves as president and chief executive officer for Curtis Restaurant Equipment, an Oregon-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Supplier updates from Alto-Shaam, Marcone Group, Component Hardware Group, and Hoshizaki America.

Ascent Hospitality Management tapped Mindy Armstrong to serve as vice president of menu innovation for the parent company of Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.

Fast-casual chain MOD Pizza named Beth Scott its chief executive officer. Previous CEO Scott Svenson will assume the role of executive chairperson for MOD Pizza.

Mike Purcell will retire from his role as vice president of sales and marketing for LTI, effective June 2, 2024. As part of the strategic transition plan, LTI will promote Johnnie Merchant to vice president of sales and marketing.

Parts distributor Marcone Group hired former Middleby executive Max Zakharenko to serve as vice president of OEM parts.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux appointed Jamie Davis to serve as vice president of supply chain and procurement and Tyler Schack as vice president of technology.

Boelter hired Mike Klosterman to serve as director of contract and design and Joe Klosterman as senior director of customer success for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

TriMark USA is poised to receive a $350 million cash equity investment from a trio of organizations. The Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer will use this funding to “substantially deleverage its balance sheet,” per a company release.

Component Hardware Group appointed Stephen King as vice president of sales and marketing for North America and Mark Beattie to serve as general manager of CHG’s Canadian operations.

Refrigerated Specialist Inc. promoted Anibal Delgado to the position of north zone technician supervisor. This is a new service zone the Texas-based service agent added.

Alto-Shaam promoted Francesca La Chiusa to European sales director.

Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Electrolux Professional Group hired Logan McCoy to serve as a corporate chef, east.