Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

APR 2018

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people & events Alto-Shaam hired Ryan Hansen as a busi- ness development manager. Alto-Shaam also promoted Chris Harvey to regional sales manager-West region, Brenden Wright to regional sales manager-South- east region, and Matthew Pugh to business development manager-Mid-South region. Jennifer Ward was appointed vice president of national accounts for Atosa USA, a manufacturer of self-con- tained refrigeration, ice machines and cooking equipment. Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc. named Michael Beachkofsky its national sales manager and director of business development. James "Randy" Kibler will serve as interim president and CEO of Bojangles, replacing Clifton Rutledge who resigned. Cini-Little International, a Maryland-based foodservice consulting firm, transitioned Orlando Espinosa from vice president of design to president and chief operating officer. He succeeded Dick Eisenbarth who assumed the newly cre- ated position of vice president, strategic relations. In addition, Kathleen Held, CPSM, was promoted to marketing officer. Fred Wight was named western regional sales manager for Elite Global Solutions, a manufacturer of melamine dinnerware, drinkware, glassware and serving items. Everidge, a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers and other refriger- ated foodservice equipment, hired Feras Affani to serve as vice president of sales for its ThermalRite and ICS lines. Toni Bianco was named president and chief operating officer of Fatburger. Don Berchtold, the com- pany's former president and COO, will become executive vice president and chief concept officer for FAT Brands, Fat- burger's parent company. The National Restaurant Association selected Dickie Brennan to serve as convention chair for the NRA Show 2018. Brennan is owner and managing partner of Dickie Brennan & Company, a multiconcept operator from New Orleans. Noodles & Company named Chas Hermann chief brand officer for the Colorado-based fast-casual restaurant chain. Orange Leaf promoted Kendall Ware as the president and chief operating of- ficer for the frozen yogurt chain. Pecinka Ferri, a New Jersey-based independent manufacturers' rep firm, added John Alfano to its outside sales team. Janel Rupp joined Performance Reps NW in a key account develop- ment role for the Vashon, Wash.-based independent manufacturers' rep firm. Pride Centric Resources made four updates to its management team. Tom Weiss is senior vice presi- dent of vendor relations. Cathy Ellick- son is senior vice president of dealer relations. Lisa Norgard is director of online strategy for Pride's digital sales initiatives. Jonah Hepting is senior marketing manager in charge of all cooperative and individual dealer advertising projects. Brian Niccol resigned from his role as Taco Bell CEO to become CEO of Chipotle. As a result of Nic- col's departure, Julie Felss Masino, president, Taco Bell North America, and Liz Williams, president, Taco Bell International, will assume leadership of Yum! Brands Taco Bell Division in their current respective roles. Unified Brands, a multiline manufacturer of foodservice equip- ment, promoted Bryan Gonseth to director – strategic sourcing. Foodservice Pros on the Move

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