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

Chrane Foodservice adds to its ranks, while The Hansen Group wishes an associate well in retirement. Plus, E3 Commercial Kitchen Solutions bolsters its line card.

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

Multiconcept operator SPB Hospitality appointed Josh Kern as interim chief executive officer.

Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Welbilt made a series of changes to its leadership team both at the corporate level and across several of its lines.

Refrigerated Solutions Group introduced Eric Doyle as chief financial officer for the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. RSG manufactures foodservice equipment that goes to market under the Master-Bilt and Norlake brand names.

Laxman Narasimhan will become Starbucks' chief executive officer.

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management recognized 20 up-and-coming foodservice professionals with its 2022-23 Rising Stars recognition.

Fast-casual restaurant chain Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers introduced Brian Wise as chief operating officer for the fast-casual restaurant chain.

IBEX named Lisa Tyler a business development manager for the ITW Food Equipment Group company.

Crown Verity Commercial promoted Rachael Caron to director of sales for its commercial division.

Pat Hafner was promoted to president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, an Italian-themed chain owned by multiconcept operator Bloomin’ Brands. He joined Carrabba’s as vice president of operations in 2018.

Excell and Nissco hired Mike Jewett to serve as CEO for the dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups.

Larry McAllister, owner of Eagle Group, has passed away after a multi-year battle with cancer.

The latest executive appointments following Ali Group’s completion of the Welbilt acquisition include Victoria Campbell being named president of Electro Freeze and Erica Motes the president of Ice-O-Matic. Ali Group also made a series of personnel changes in its North American Refrigeration Division, which includes its Beverage Air and Victory lines. All of these changes take effect Sept. 1.

Polar King International introduced Ryan Jolley as the company’s transportation manager.

Tech24 acquired AmeriCold and Arrowhead Commercial Equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Franke Foodservice Systems named Peter Revesz to CEO effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment and systems, promoted Bob Landi to vice president and general manager for the Lennox subsidiary.

The Legacy Companies has acquired multiline manufacturer Admiral Craft Equipment Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.