Karssiens Ready to Build on New Opportunities as Interim Tag Dropped

Chris Karssiens

Hoshizaki America announced the formal appointment of Chris Karssiens as president after serving as interim president since March 25 and senior vice president of sales and marketing prior to that.

With more than 40 years’ experience in the foodservice equipment industry and proven expertise in leading companies, driving successful sales strategies and team building, it was an easy decision for Hoshizaki. Karssiens takes the reins at Hoshizaki America working strategically with Hoshizaki Japan to build on new opportunities created by this past year’s events. “We have a strong team,” Karssiens stated, “which is agile and ready to capitalize on growth for value creation.”

“I would like to thank Chris for fully embracing our company challenge and expectations,” shared Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Hoshizaki Corp. COO and president, “The past year has taught us that we all do better when we choose to work together transparently, with strong communication, and trust.”