As the foodservice equipment and supplies industry begins the new year, several companies have announced leadership changes and promotions.
Globe Food Equipment
Ohio-based Globe Food Equipment Co. announced the hiring of Ben Lee as its national accounts manager. Lee will be responsible for managing Globe’s national account strategy and working with local reps and the distribution channel to deliver solutions for existing and targeted chains.
Lee most recently worked with InterMetro where he brings 10 years of experience as manager of strategic accounts – foodservice and grocery, and as a national strategic accounts manager. He has also held roles as a regional sales manager for Alto-Shaam and director of sales, Southeast US for APW Wyott.
“We’re very excited to have Ben join our team here at Globe and know he will be able to make an immediate impact”, said Dan Farmer, Globe’s vice president of sales and marketing. “His deep understanding of multi-unit operations, design and the distribution channel will be valuable in growing Globe’s national account sales.”
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group
Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) recently named Erik Meyer vice president of finance effective Jan. 6, 2020. He will report directly to Standex RSG President Kevin Fink.
As vice president of finance, Meyer will be instrumental in leading the RSG finance team across the Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake brands within the Refrigerated Solutions Group. “We are confident that Erik will be an asset to RSG with 17 years of experience as a senior finance and supply chain executive,” Fink said.
Meyer most recently worked as director of supply chain finance for Dessert Holdings and prior to that he was director of integrated supply chain solutions for St. Jude Medical, where he led global supply chain planning.
Henny Penny announced today the promotion of Steve Maggard to president, marking an important start to a new decade as the company continues to grow. In addition, Ryan Kutter was promoted from vice president of global customer experience to senior vice president. Rob Connelly will continue as CEO and was appointed as chair of the Henny Penny board.
A 37-year veteran of Henny Penny, Maggard will oversee business operations and support key initiatives that will fuel the company’s momentum, including a major expansion of its Eaton campus along with developments in automation. “Steve’s global operations experience, deep product knowledge and strong leadership will serve us well as we continue to solve the problems of our customers around the world,” Connelly said.
Kutter will continue to lead the company’s Global Customer Experience team including sales, services, marketing, and product strategy. He began his career at Henny Penny in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles ranging from engineering to sales.
“This new decade is our opportunity to make things remarkably better for Henny Penny, our customers, our community and our employee owners,” Connelly said. “Steve and Ryan will serve as an integral part of our success.”