Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

JUL 2018

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14 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • JULY 2018 people & events Alto-Shaam hired Brett Freifeld and Joe Levesque to serve as corporate executive chefs and Francesca La Chiusa to serve as European business develop- ment manager. Sue Puccini joined Antunes as prod- uct and marketing manager. In this role, she manages product development for grilling solutions and new technologies for the company in addition to oversee- ing the marketing department. Bern Rehberg is the new president of Aspen Creek Grill, an eight-unit restaurant chain with locations in three states. A 30-plus-year veteran of the res- taurant industry, Rehberg's background includes working with such concepts as Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Metro Diner. Former Dunkin' Brands executive Chris Fuqua is the new CEO of fast- casual restaurant chain B.GOOD. Fuqua replaces B.GOOD co-founder Anthony Ackil, who stepped down from his position after 15 years. Ackil will remain with the company as an investor and by serving on its board of directors. Boston's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar named restaurant industry veteran Jeff Melnick executive vice president for the casual dining concept. Gene Lee, president and CEO, Darden Restaurants, was named the 2018 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufactur- ers Association. He was one of nine op- erator executives eligible for the award after earning recognition as an IFMA Silver Plate Award winner in March. Lee represented the Chain Full Service category. Eastern Tabletop named Michael Kelley its vice president of national ac- counts. David Ward is the new chief Foodservice Professionals on the Move

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