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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.

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.

Shawn Thompson was named CEO for Pieology, a 130-unit pizza chain.

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

Jaime Nau was promoted to president of global and strategic accounts for Middleby Corp., an Elgin, Ill.-based multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.

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.

Alto-Shaam appointed Ben Leingang to the newly created role of associate director of national accounts.

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

Gene Stein was named chief operating officer for The Peach Cobbler Factory, a Nashville-based family-style dessert shop.

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

Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group Company, introduced Josanne Kanipe as director of business development for the frozen dessert machine manufacturer.

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.

WOWorks introduced David Farris as chief development officer.

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

David Ben Grife has joined Glastender as director of sales for the Michigan-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

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.

Indianapolis-based Reitano Design Group hired Lauren Charbonneau, NCIDQ to serve as a project leader working from Grand Rapids, Mich.