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Former Reynolds Consumer Products executive Craig Cappel was named chief executive officer of Hoffmaster Group, Inc., a manufacturer of disposable tableware products. Hoffmaster is a portfolio company of Wellspring Capital Management and Gamut Capital Management.

Multiconcept operator Yum! Brands will promote Sean Tresvant to Taco Bell Division chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2024.

Multiconcept operator Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group promoted Elizabeth McGee to chief executive officer. McGee joined the company in November of 2022 as chief operating officer.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice introduced Michael Keller as the company’s president and CEO. In addition, Jeremiah’s made three other executive appointments.

Refrigerated Solutions Group, the parent company for refrigeration lines Master-Bilt and Norlake, hired Steve Chappell to serve as vice president of sales, food retail.

Tech24 acquired Harris Warren Commercial Kitchen Service, a provider of repair services, preventative maintenance and installation for commercial kitchens in the Northeast.

Mohaimina Haque was appointed interim CEO of Romacorp, the parent company of Tony Roma’s, Tony Roma’s Legendary Grill and Tony Roma’s Bones & Burgers.

It would seem that sales of foodservice equipment and supplies continue to gradually settle back into the industry’s normal, pre-pandemic growth levels, per the latest data from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI.)

Diversified Foodservice Supply made a trio of personnel moves. David Bement now serves as senior vice president of sales, Heather Bergt as vice president of inside sales, and Patrick Broback as vice president of revenue operations.

Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby added to its portfolio by acquiring TERRY Water Treatment Solutions.

RATIONAL USA promoted Stuart Schwadron to director iVario USA, product management.

BSI and Food Service Holdings, Inc. promoted Mandi Vessey to eastern regional sales manager.

In the latest step in its development plans that include growth through franchising, Mr Brews Taphouse made a pair of promotions. Mark Leach now serves as president of franchise development and Ken Leetch now serves as chief operating officer.

Black Rifle Coffee made a series of updates to its executive leadership team, including the promotion of Chris Mondzelewski to the newly created role of company president.

The National Restaurant Education Foundation recognized four restaurant industry leaders with the 2023 Restaurants Advance Leadership Awards, honoring individuals “for their work to build equity, advancement, and opportunity in all corners of the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.”

Alto-Shaam appointed Greg Taylor to serve as culinary resources manager and corporate executive chef for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

SPB Hospitality removed the interim tag and made the appointment of Josh Kern as its chief executive officer permanent.

Smokey Bones has tapped company veteran Hal Lawlor to fill the newly created role of president and chief operating officer.

Kessenich’s appointed Andrew Beauchamp to serve as executive vice president for the Madison, Wis.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Beauchamp’s background spans more than 20 years of leading sales and sales operations teams in the foodservice industry.