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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.

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

The Legacy Companies hired Elizabeth Price as vice president of merchandising and channel development for its commercial brands. In her role, Price will oversee several functions related to The Legacy Company’s commercial brands, including customer service, purchasing & demand planning, and product management.

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

Hospeco Brands Group, a manufacturer of cleaning and protection products that serves the janitorial, industrial supply, foodservice, healthcare, and hospitality markets, has promoted Brett Snow to the new position of senior director corporate accounts – janitorial/sanitary and foodservice. 

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

Oswalt Restaurant Supply added Julie Luther as a sales order administrator for the Oklahoma-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. 

Alto-Shaam appointed Kyle Coleman to serve as manager of regional key accounts for the manufacturer’s western U.S. territory.

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.

BSE Reps, Fischer Group and Mirk Group all add to their line cards, while Preferred Source bolsters its sales team.

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

Hubert Company and Central Restaurant Products hired foodservice industry veteran Rodney Bridgers to serve as vice president of merchandising.