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TGI Fridays introduced Weldon Spangler as CEO for the casual dining chain. He succeeds Brandon Coleman, who has resigned for personal reasons, per a company release.

Service agent Electric Motor Repair Company hired Noah Mathay to serve as operations manager for its Delaware Valley Branch, based in New Castle, Del.

Culinary Equipment Group adds to its line card, while PizzaMaster adds several companies to its rep network. Also, Chrane and Nordon add to their teams.

Dunne Rite Solutions has hired foodservice industry veteran Melinda Williams to serve as vice president of sales for the New Jersey-based foodservice equipment and supplies distributor that also offers consulting services.

Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer RATIONAL promoted six of its associates.

The Vollrath Company added chief executive officer duties to Erik Lampe’s role.

Central Restaurants Products promoted Scott Bullock to senior director of the Indianapolis dealer’s bid-contract multi-unit division.

Software company Revalize has added to its foodservice portfolio by acquiring KCL, a software provider for commercial foodservice design.

Alto-Shaam promoted Kristina Bladecki to corporate executive chef.

Broadline distributor Sysco plans to expand its presence in foodservice equipment and supplies distribution in a big way.

Accurex appointed Jackson Smith vice president for the Wisconsin manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation equipment.

New Jersey-based manufacturer Krowne hired Owen Anderson to serve as territory sales manager – east for its plumbing division.

Eduardo Luz was named CEO and president of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.

Literally hours after announcing it had received an investment from Vestar Capital to help drive, in part, its acquisition strategy, Tech24 unveiled it had purchased Big Fish, a Texas-based service agent.

Members of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) elected three individuals to two-year terms on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Former Del Taco CEO Chad Gretzema has taken the same role with Beans & Brews Coffeehouse, as the coffee chain prepares to expand on a national level.

Innovative Foodservice Group has promoted Scott Hall from national account executive to director of sales for the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

In a move to further support its ambitious acquisition and growth strategy in both new and existing markets, service agent Tech24 added Vestar Capital Partners as an investor. Existing Tech24 investors include HCI Capital Partners and the service agent’s management team.

Refrigerated Solutions Group hired Keith Long to serve as vice president of customer experience for the parent company of Master-Bilt and Norlake.

Edward Don & Co., a Woodridge, Ill-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, is planning to make a few updates to its leadership team.