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Food prep and cooking equipment manufacturer Globe Food Equipment Company added Christina Wahl to its sales team.

Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group company, updated its sales and marketing organization. The new structure consists of five groupings: global strategic accounts, North America chain solutions, sales network development, Carpigiani education and marketing. With these changes, Carpigiani made a series of organizational updates.

Tuxton China tapped a tabletop veteran to serve as director of sales. Globe adds a sales manager for stainless specialties, Carpigiani North America adds to its sales and customer care teams, while Cal-Mil promotes from within.

Six foodservice equipment manufacturers were among the hundreds of organizations and businesses honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its 2023 Energy Star Awards.

Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group Company, introduced Kelly Milbrecht as its new director of service.

In April Fred Burmer will take over as CEO of Lion’s Choice. He replaces Michael Kupstas as CEO of the St. Louis-based restaurant chain. Kupstas is retiring after nearly 50 years in the restaurant industry, including 6 with Lion’s Choice.

Don Fox is retiring from his role as president of Firehouse Subs, a restaurant chain owned by Restaurant Brands International. Mike Hancock will replace Fox as president of Firehouse Subs, U.S. and Canada.

True Food Kitchen introduced John Williams as the chain’s CEO. Williams joins True Food Kitchen from Lazy Dog Restaurants as the former chief marketing officer.

Sammic added Roman Anglin to its U.S. sales team. Anglin spent the past six years serving as a sales representative for Food Equipment Representatives (FER), a Florida-based manufacturers’ rep firm which also represents Sammic.

Multiconcept operator Yum! Brands will promote Shannon Hennessy to CEO of The Habit Burger Grill Division, effective June 6.

Sammic, Alto-Shaam and Southbend announce updates to their sales teams.

TriMark USA added Brenda Albright, Adrienne Natale, and Mark Doles to the foodservice equipment and supplies dealer’s category management team.

In an effort to update its sales team, Alto-Shaam promoted Jennifer Voitek to a newly created role and hired two foodservice industry veterans.

Commercial cooking equipment manufacturer Vulcan hired Alex Piñero to serve as project manager – custom and heavy-duty products. This role is part of the Vulcan Design Team, which supports the company’s project-based business.

Southbend, a Middleby Corp. company, made a trio of moves within its sales organization. Bryant Woolcock was promoted to vice president of sales at Southbend while Lauren Buyno and Brett Miller were named regional sales managers for Southbend and Crown Steam Group.

Winholt added one person to its sales organization and promoted two others. Winholt hired Marty Palazeti to serve as stainless steel fabrication foodservice representative, while it promoted Mark Harsy to senior regional sales manager and Bradley Williamson to NE regional sales manager for foodservice. 

Electric Motor Repair Co. hired Dan Gaffney in a service manager’s role for the company’s Delaware Valley branch.

Insinger Machine Co. added three foodservice industry veterans to its sales team. Jay Craig now serves as director of business development, David Baysinger as regional sales manager and Matt Giove as a sales representative.

As part of its annual recognition efforts, Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group presented Pro Kitchen with the organization’s Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group recognized the performance of a variety of manufacturers and dealers.

Foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups Excell and Nissco made a series of personnel moves. The organizations hired Justin LaCrosse to serve as vice president of business development - strategic segments.