Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

JAN 2019

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JANUARY 2019 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 13 replace Follett. The transition will occur in the first quarter of 2019, per a company release announcing this news. Former Starbucks executive Becky Mulligan was named CEO of The Little Beet, a plant inspired fast-casual res- taurant chain owned by multiconcept operator Aurify Brands. John Rigos, interim CEO of The Little Beet and co-CEO of Aurify Brands, will shift his efforts to strengthening the company's portfolio and partnerships. Kona Grill appointed Marcus Jundt and Steven Schussler as co-CEOs of the company. Quick-service seafood chain Long John Silver's hired Blain Shortreed to serve as chief operating officer. LTI appointed long time employee Ted Arnold to direc- tor of customer support. In this newly formed position Arnold will provide oversight to the daily operations in such areas as drafting, project management, logistics and design. Frank Fuller assumed the position of vice president of sales and customer service for Master-Bilt. Commercial refrigeration manufacturer Nor-Lake tapped Keith Funke to serve as vice president of sales and customer care. Housewares industry veteran Mark Eichhorn has joined The Oneida Group as the company's CEO. Eichhorn previ- ously served as president and CEO of The Oneida Group company Anchor Hocking from 1994-1999 and its prede- cessor company, EveryWare Global Inc., from 2004-2012. Punch Bowl Social appointed Chef Sheamus Feeley to serve as chief culinary and beverage officer. In his new role at Punch Bowl Social, Feeley will lead the innovation of the company's scratch kitchen and oversee culinary operations. He will also oversee the evolution and expansion of the chain's craft beverage program. Server Products hired Michael Aguirre to fill the role of key account manager for the manufacturer's Western U.S. territory. Aguirre's foodservice equipment industry background includes working with such companies as Alto-Shaam, Manitowoc Foodservice (now doing business as Welbilt) and APW Wyott. Cliff Hudson will retire from his role as chairman and CEO for SONIC Corp. once Inspire Brands' deal to buy the drive-in chain closes. Claudia San Pedro, president of SONIC, will lead the company upon Hudson's retirement and will become part of the Inspire executive team. Hudson will serve as a senior advisor to SONIC until March 2019. T&S Brass and Bronze Works hired Mike Snyder to serve as the company's eastern regional sales manager for foodser- vice. Snyder comes to T&S from Server Products, where he served as eastern regional sales manager. Scott McDaniel was named president of TriMark United East, which is part of TriMark USA. McDaniel's background includes working with PepsiCo, Anderson Merchandisers and American Hotel Register Company. Alex Sadowsky was named executive chef for sports bar chain Twin Peaks Restaurants. Multiconcept operator Upward Projects tapped Alex Taylor to serve as chief operating officer. Taylor most recently served as senior vice president, restaurants and bars for the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group. Carri Sullens joined Webb Foodservice Design as an associate principal for the Anaheim, Calif.-based foodservice consulting firm. A veteran with more than 20 years of foodservice design and op- erations experience, Sullens will concentrate on Webb's hospitality, corporate, healthcare and higher-education practices. Korey Kohl

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