Structural Concepts tapped Dennis Lock to serve as national account manager for the company’s eastern region and Christopher Lustberg to serve as national sales manager for the maker of temperature-controlled display units.
Frank Chandler will retire from his role as president of Belshaw Adamatic, effective Dec. 31, 2021. Sam Dettloff has begun transitioning from his role as vice president of operations and engineering at Belshaw to serve as president of the Ali Group-owned company.
Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer Vulcan has added two chefs to its team: Pete Schellenbach and Hank Sawtelle. Both chefs will carry the title of culinary specialist and will support Vulcan’s Center of Excellence, which the company announced in October.
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) announced the grand prize winners of its 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards and Sustainability Awards.
E. Friedman Associates, a New York-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer and operator of the CKitchen e-commerce site, has been sold to Vadim Zakusilo, the company’s longtime chief technology officer.
The National Association of College & University Food Services recognized the careers and contributions of several individuals during a virtual award ceremony Nov. 18.
As part of a series of changes to company leadership, Jonathan Gustafson has become president of Ace Mart Restaurant Supply. Jonathan, who has been with Ace Mart for more than 17 years, succeeds Paul Gustafson as president of the Texas-based dealership.
Just days before Black Friday, multiconcept operator FAT Brands continued its shopping spree by purchasing Native Grill & Wings for $20 million from Wingtime, LLC, a subsidiary of Cybeck Capital Partners, LLC. This represents FAT Brands third acquisition since June and second in the month of November.
Multiconcept operator Restaurant Brands International Inc. will acquire Firehouse Subs for $1 billion in cash. RBI’s portfolio includes quick-service restaurant chains Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons.
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management recognized 20 up-and-coming foodservice professionals with its 2021-22 Rising Stars recognition.
AutoQuotes’ parent company Revalize has received what it describes as a “significant minority investment” from Hg, a software and services investor. As part of the transaction, Revalize plans to acquire three European software companies: PROCAD Group in Germany, SpecPage in Switzerland and TENADO, also in Germany.
Kyle Wilson was promoted to chef de cuisine for Middleby Culinary, which is part of Middleby Corp. Wilson works from the Middleby Innovation Kitchen, which the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer opened earlier this year in Dallas.