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Papa Johns international made a series of leadership updates to its international operations.

The Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network recognized the accomplishments of its dealer members and suppliers with a series of annual awards. The organization’s Dealer of the Year Award to Wilson Restaurant Supply.

Gary Inverso, a longtime member of the foodservice industry has passed away.

Zaxby’s appointed Sharlene Smith chief operating officer for the quick-service restaurant chain effective April 25, 2022.

Fishman & Associates, a Florida-based equipment dealer, added three people to its roster: Nick Morales, Jamison Day, and Tia Deines.

Alto-Shaam and Insinger update their rep networks, while The Hansen Group and Zink Foodservice add new talent to their rosters.

Theodore Molinari will become director of commercial sales for Perlick, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of bar and beverage equipment.

Sunflower Restaurant Supply, a Salina, Kan.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer has been purchased by Cash-Wa Distributing Company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Foodservice industry veteran Bill Ziegler has joined Boelter, as director of contract and design for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment dealer.

Randy Brunschwig, CEO and president of Excell and Nissco, announced his retirement after leading the two dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups for 18 years.

Alto-Shaam tapped Brian Newland to serve in the newly created role of senior vice president of national accounts for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Kevin Wilson was named director of engineering, research and development, and refrigeration for Polar King International, which manufactures walk-in refrigeration and freezer units.

Chris Barbee was hired to serve as sales manager for Oswalt Restaurant Supply, an Oklahoma City-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Barbee’s background spans several foodservice industry segments.

Alto-Shaam introduced Andre Frenette as the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s national service manager for Canada.

Jay Mincks, a longtime member of the foodservice industry passed away on April 5, 2022. He was 95 years old.

Julian Wiles was named chief operating officer for the Perlick Corporation, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of bar-related equipment.

Greg George will become CEO of The Peach Cobbler Factory, effective May 1, 2022. George was an early investor and served as company president for the Nashville-based family-style dessert chain.

Parts Town has acquired Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, a national distributor of OEM repair parts for home items.

Joe Sieve will join Papa John's International as chief restaurant officer, effective May 2, 2022.

Smart Care Equipment Solutions was acquired by Zone Climate Services, a provider of commercial and industrial refrigeration and HVAC services to grocery stores, convenience stores and foodservice warehouse customers.