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Peter Nordell will retire from his role as president and CEO of Edlund Company, effective August 31, 2022. Ryan Whitney will transition from his role as Edlund’s vice president of operations to president of the Vermont-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Jimmy John’s opened its first-ever drive-thru only site. Located in Bartow, Fla., this unit takes what the sandwich chain describes as a “digital-forward” approach that promotes mobile order pickup.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works promoted DeAnna Thompson to marketing manager for North and South America and Christine Stillinger to marketing coordinator for Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.

Women's Foodservice Forum elected five members to its 2022 board of directors and introduced the organization’s Executive Committee.

Michelle Korsmo was appointed president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, effective May 1, 2022. In this capacity, Korsmo will also serve as CEO of the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation too.

BradyIFS continued its East Coast expansion with the purchase of SupplyitAll, a New Jersey-based paper company. Established in 1950 as South Jersey Paper Products, the company began operating as SupplyitAll in 2018. It is run by Bonnie Spector and her sons Brandon and Todd.

Culinary Depot has promoted Israel Wolner to the newly created role of national director of contract sales for the New York-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Camille White was appointed marketing manager for Innovative Foodservice Group, Florida-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

School nutrition veteran Tracie Suter has joined commercial food equipment manufacturer Vulcan in the role of K-12 segment manager.

Kei Nguyen has joined T&S Brass and Bronze Works as Southeast Asia regional sales manager for the South Carolina-based manufacturer.

Wienerschnitzel promoted J.R. Galardi to CEO. Galardi will also maintain his current title of president, which he has held since 2017.

Restaurant industry sales will reach $898 billion in 2022, per the latest forecast from the National Restaurant Association. The NRA released this data as part of its 2022 State of the Restaurant Industry report.

Two rep forms combine to form Curate, while manufacturers Cal-Mil, Equipex, Marra Forni and Unified Brands all make changes to their rep networks.

Oswalt Restaurant Supply promoted Lloyd Crockett to vice president and Holli Dowell to vice president of procurement and vendor programs.

The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) honored the accomplishments of several foodservice and organizations professionals with its biennial awards.

Multiconcept operator CKE Restaurants Holdings appointed Eric Wyatt senior vice president, Hardee’s operations. Wyatt is no stranger to the chain restaurant world, most recently serving as chief operating officer for Boston Market Corp. and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Company veteran Matt Wise was promoted to president of Imperial Range, a Middleby Company. Wise, who previously served as COO and has been with the company since 1996, succeeds longtime Imperial CEO Peter Spenuzza who retired at the end of 2021.

Mike Conway has joined Vulcan as a business development manager, serving as a sales expert and lead for the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s fryer, griddle and charbroiler lines.

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Vulcan hired Alex Ricciuti to serve as a chef and combi oven business development manager.

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation introduced their 2022 board officers and directors.