Kyle Forman has become president of Krowne, a New Jersey-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. He takes over from his father, Roger Forman, who served as Krowne’s president for 36 years. Roger assumed the leadership post from Peter Miller, his uncle, making Kyle the third generation to lead the family business.
Lancer Worldwide tapped Barney Hinkle to serve as product line director – draft systems. Hinkle’s background includes work in sports and entertainment marketing at Anheuser-Busch.
Frederick “Freddy” Simon, co-founder and namesake of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers died on Oct. 25, 2020. He was 95 years old.
Multiconcept operator FOCUS Brands added Sean Wooden to its international business team. In his new role as vice president, managing director of FOCUS Brands International, Wooden will oversee the company’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions.
Jason Cochran, vice president of operations for Chipotle, discusses everything from lessons learned due to COVID-19 to the impact of the digital evolution on restaurant design and more in this recap of his presentation and conversation with FE&S’ Joe Carbonara during the 2020 FEDA Conference.
Fast-casual restaurant chain Dave’s Hot Chicken hired Ryan Crumley to serve as chief development officer and Tiffany Vassos to serve as vice president of design and construction for the Nashville hot chicken concept.
Planned maintenance. The words make sense at first glance, but think about them for a moment and they raise some questions: What does a planned maintenance agreement cover? How should operators choose a planned maintenance provider? And are these deals really worth the cost?
Pecinka Ferri Associates makes some personnel moves, while Limelight Industries adds to its growing line card. Plus, Elite Global Solutions recognizes some top performers from its rep network while Gaylord Industries updates its Florida representation.
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association hosted its 2020 Annual Conference remotely. One of the keynote speakers was Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell. He shared a few insights about business in today’s marketplace and how dealers can work with operators to support their businesses. What follows are a few highlights from that presentation, which was moderated by FE&S’ Joe Carbonara.
Presenting a keynote presentation at the 2020 FEDA Conference was Robert Herjavec, CEO of Herjavec Group, an IT security firm. He’s also a cast member of the television show Shark Tank.