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Todd Boulé was appointed vice president of sales, Convotherm U.S., which is a manufacturer of combi ovens and part of Welbilt.

Marcy Mathews was introduced as the vice president of sales, marketing and product management for Delfield, a division of Welbilt.

Velvet Taco tapped Michael Pereira to fill the newly created position of chief operating officer. 

Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 14.3% in the second quarter of 2022, per the Business Barometer published by the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry.

The spate of acquisitions among companies servicing foodservice equipment continued with Tech24’s purchase of Allied Service Group. This marks the third acquisition by Tech24, which is backed by private equity firm HCI Partners, in the last month.

Foodservice equipment manufacturer RATIONAL USA made a series of personnel moves within its sales and marketing organization.

Welbilt made updates to its sales and marketing team at its Frymaster, Kolpak and Merrychef lines.

International Dairy Queen appointed former Wingstop executive Nicolas Boudet to serve as chief operating officer, international.

Middleby operating companies Jade Range and Beech Ovens, commonly referred to as Jade-Beech, made a series of updates to its leadership team, including hiring former Wood Stone executives Kurt Eickmeyer and Phil Eaton. Jade-Beech also promoted two longtime employees.

The commercial foodservice equipment parts landscape is adding another player in the form of Marcone.

Avanti Restaurant Solutions added Chris Thompson as a designer for the California-based foodservice equipment dealer.

John Perruccio was named to the newly created role of Middleby Group president, strategic channel development. David Abi succeeds Perruccio president of Southbend.

Christopher Tedford was appointed Southeast regional sales manager for Marra Forni, an international manufacturer of commercial brick ovens.

Brian Wright was named CEO of Bar Louie, a Dallas, Texas-based full-service chain with 70 units.

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association elected its new board of directors and honored a handful of members for their achievements. Specifically, Nick Cribb of Georgia-based Sam Service was elected to serve a two-year term as CFESA president.

Company veteran Tom Wienclaw was promoted to president of TriMark USA, a Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

Teresa Asbury was promoted to president of the commercial division for The Legacy Companies, a manufacturer of commercial and consumer foodservice equipment. She most recently served as corporate senior vice president.

The more things change, some things continue to remain the same. Such is the case with NOLA Restaurant Supply & Design.

Eric Seay has returned to Low Temp Industries as vice president of operational excellence. Seay will oversee process improvements for the manufacturer and designer of modular and custom serving counters, fabrication, and advanced serving technologies.

Marra Forni appointed David Binkle, CEC, CEPC, CCA, FMP, executive chef for the Maryland-based manufacturer of commercial brick ovens.