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New President for Franke Americas

Dennis Appel was appointed president of Franke Foodservice Systems’ Americas business unit.

franke Dennis AppelDennis AppelIn his new role Appel will work to expand the reach of Franke's facility-related equipment, supplies and service portfolio into the quick-service restaurant and convenience store segments. He will directly oversee the firm’s operations as a manufacturer, distributor and program management partner to some of the world’s largest chains.

Most recently, Appel served as vice president – commercial and industrial solutions for Modine Manufacturing, a Racine, Wis.-based provider of heat transfer technologies. His background also includes serving as president of Luvata, a London-based metals and manufacturing group.