Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

MAR 2018

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people & events AutoQuotes named Whitney Jones vice president of operations. In her new role, Jones will lead AutoQuotes' customer support, online catalog content and human resource departments, as well as oversee CaterQuotes, the company's U.K. subsidiary. Bettcher Industries promoted Gregor Thomalla to managing director of Bettcher GmbH, its European subsidiary. He previously served as general manager of Bettcher GmbH. California Pizza Kitchen appointed Jim Hyatt to serve as its CEO. He replaces G.J. Hart, who retired. Camacho hired Jeff Kingman to serve as marketing director for the foodservice and laundry consulting firm. Kingman will work from Camacho's Atlanta headquarters. In his new role, Kingman will oversee the corporate marketing of the firm to present and new clients. Additionally, Kingman will leverage his decades of hospital- ity operations experience in working with Camacho's management advisory services offerings to existing and new clients. Concordia Beverage Systems added the role of general manger to Robin Mooney's area of responsibilities. She will also retain her role as vice president of sales. Darden Restaurants appointed Dave George to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Company veteran Dan Kiernan replaces George as presi- dent of Olive Garden. Gregory Schurch joins Dormont as director of sales, gas business, for the company's Fluid Solutions – Americas platform. Frances Allen resigned as brand president of Jack in the Box. The company also eliminated that position. In a corresponding move, Marcus Tom joined Jack in the Box as its vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing operations for company- owned and franchise restaurants as well as strategic initiatives and operations services. Tom joins Jack in the Box from JAB Beech, where he most recently served as senior vice presi- dent, operations of its Caribou Coffee concept. Alexander Poulos was named general manager of Jade Range and Beech Ovens. Poulos started with Jade Range in 2002 as a regional manager and added subsequent positions of increased responsibility. He also has experience as a manufacturers' representative. Preferred Marketing Group hired Luis Granados to serve as a system analyst for the California-based indepen- dent manufacturers' rep firm. In this role, Granados oversees day-to-day process improvement, which includes such areas as tracking reporting and confirming data. John Crawford was promoted to COO for Roy's Restaurants. He joined the company in October as vice president of operations. In announcing Crawford's promo- tion, the company cited his collaborative efforts with its chefs to enhance the restaurant chain's menu. Sonic Corp. promoted Claudia San Pedro to president from executive vice president and chief financial officer. Spaceman USA hired Joe Grecula to serve as vice president of sales for the manufacturer of soft serve and frozen bev- erage equipment. Grecula's foodservice industry background includes stints with Campbell Soup Company and Cooper- Atkins Corp. In his new role, Grecula will lead Spaceman's sale efforts in North America. Foodservice Pros on the Move .com Wood-Fired Catering Our brick ovens are ideal for wood-fired catering and food trucks. Go where your clients are. Weddings, banquets, graduation parties, and more. Craft artisan pizzas in just 90 seconds. | 888.239.0575 Claudia San Pedro

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