Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

SEP 2018

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14 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • SEPTEMBER 2018 people & events Back Yard Burgers hired Scott Shotter to serve as CEO. Shotter joins Back Yard Burgers from Moe's Southwest Grill, where he was vice president of operations. Brady, a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor, promoted Brian Cottrell to the newly created posi- tion of corporate sales manager. Dickey's Barbecue Pit appointed restaurant industry vet- eran Kenn Miller to serve as senior vice president of operations for the family-owned chain of barbecue restaurants. Domino's Pizza promoted Tom Curtis to executive vice president of Team USA. Curtis will lead Domino's network of 396 company-owned stores across the United States. He will also oversee Domino's operations innovation and global store training teams. Curtis replaces Stan Gage, who purchased 12 Domino's stores to become a franchisee. Dunkin' Brands Group appointed David Hoffmann to serve as CEO. Hoffmann succeeds Nigel Travis, who retired from the role he held since January 2009. Travis was named execu- tive chairman of Dunkin' Brands' Board of Directors, keeping him actively involved with the company. Travis will focus on the continued development of the multiconcept operator's international businesses, per a release announcing this news. Everidge, a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers and other refrigerated solutions, hired Greg Ginther as business development sales manager for its ICS brand. Frontline International promoted Trevor Stretch to director of operations. Grindmaster-Cecilware promoted Kenny Stratton to serve as vice president of national accounts for the manufacturer of commercial beverage and cooking equipment. Hatco hired Lorne Deacon to serve as director of global marketing and product development. Deacon comes to Hatco from The Middleby Corporation, where he served as vice presi- dent – sales for the company's Star brands. Jim Shaner was named director of ceramic engineering for The Homer Laughlin China Company. He replaces Michael Tkach, who has retired after 20 years with the company. Larry Turner was appointed executive vice president of Kessenich's Ltd., a Wisconsin-based dealership owned by Great Lakes West. Kona Grill Inc. named Jim Kuhn president and CEO. He succeeds Berke Bakay, who was appointed executive chairman of the board following the James Jundt's retirement. Brinker International tapped Kelly Baltes to serve as executive vice president and president of its Maggiano's Little Italy concept. A 30-plus year veteran of the restau- rant industry, Baltes most recently served as chairman and CEO for Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Peet's Coffee appointed Kenneth "Casey" Keller Jr. as CEO. Casey succeeds Dave Burwick, who had served as CEO of Peet's Coffee since 2012. T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Gavin Woodward to serve as sales manager for the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa. Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser resigned as a director, president and CEO of Welbilt. Josef Matosevic will serve as Welbilt's interim president and CEO upon Mühlhäuser's departure. Winholt Equipment Group tapped Michael Carlson to serve as director of foodservice sales and national accounts for the New York-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. Carlson has more than 15 years of sales experience. His background includes working with Vitamix as a regional sales manager and N. Wasserstrom & Sons as client services manager/supervisor. Foodservice Pros on the Move

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