Gerard Strong was hired as a corporate chef for Alto-Shaam, a Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.
Globe Food Equipment Co. promoted Jenni Bair to director of marketing and product strategy for the Dayton, Ohio-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.
The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management introduced its updated board of directors, including Rob Gebhardt of JLL as its president.
CFS Brands acquired Progressive Products, which manufactures the WipesPlus. Headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., the WipesPlus manufactures FDA and EPA registered and approved wet and dry wipes for foodservice areas, healthcare environments, gyms, retail, and public spaces. The company’s product line also includes dispensing solutions.
North American Kitchen Solutions Inc., a factory-direct manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, has acquired Lane Mechanical Inc., a commercial kitchen sheet metal fabricator. Lane Mechanical’s line includes commercial kitchen hoods, stainless-steel sinks, worktables, dish tables, expo lines and more.
A quartet of company executives have completed the acquisition of Mobile Fixture from Walne Donald Jr., the longtime owner of the Alabama-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. In addition to continuing in their current roles, president Ben Whitlock, chief operating officer Keith Murray, director of sales Chris Pacey and chief financial officer Leigh Thompson now own the company.
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies will increase by 11.3% in 2022, per projections from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry.