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Two weeks into 2024 and Tech24 has made two acquisitions. The company has purchased Total Tech Corporation, a Pennsylvania service agent. And just last week, Tech24 purchased 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions, a service agent based in Virginia.

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

BSE bolsters its line card, while Carpigiani and The Fiero Group add to their rep networks. Also, Chrane Foodservice Solutions and Stiefel Associates add to their teams.

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

Elaine Shen was named executive vice president – foodservice channel for CFS Brands. Shen previously served as president of Winco. In October of 2023, CFS Brands acquired Winco

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.

Sterling Hospitality promoted Ben Krawiecki to director of culinary and purchasing, and Mike Fickett to director of support and client relations.

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

Dutch Bros Inc. named former Nike executive Sumitro Ghosh president of operations, effective January 15, 2024. His hiring is among a series of personnel moves the burgeoning coffee company is expected to complete in the coming weeks in support of the chain’s growth plans.

Singer Equipment Co. promoted Eric Santagato to president of its distribution business, Santagato previously served as vice president of distribution sales for the Pennsylvania-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

T&S Brass tapped Gianluca Pallisco to serve as its sales manager for Southern Europe.

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.

Tech24, a national industry commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance company, has acquired 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions.

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

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.