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Electric Motor Repair Co., a Baltimore-based provider of service, repair, installation and sales, has tapped Joseph Byrne as its new Operations Manager. He’ll lead operations out of EMR’s headquarters, including a team of more than 30 technicians. Byrne’s previous posts have been as facilities coordinator with ADF Cos., food equipment and refrigeration service manager at Remco, and refrigeration/HVAC supervisor at Keeney Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration.

Ray Herrick, who served as Executive Vice President of FEDA for the last 34 years, stepped down from his post on September 1. He will remain in an advisory role through March 31, 2018, working from home. Tracy Mulqueen, who joined the FEDA staff in March, is the association’s new CEO. Herrick will be recognized for his many years of service to FEDA at the association’s joint annual meeting with CFESA and NAFEM, March 21-25, 2018 in Palm Springs, Calif. He can be reached at

Richfield, Wis.-based Server Products has hired Mike Fleming as Director of Engineering and promoted John Rayburn to Director of Product Innovation. Fleming will lead Server’s engineering team; he’s recently held leadership positions with GE Healthcare and Pentair. Rayburn, a veteran of 13 years with Server, will lead Server’s new product development and custom operator solution initiatives that deliver benefit-driven equipment to meet today’s trending food and beverage challenges.

Rusty Ekness is the new V.P.-Product Management and Marketing at Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group. Ekness will develop and execute the Salem, N.H., company’s overall vision, purpose and product management and marketing strategy. As a member of the RSG Leadership Team, he’ll collaborate with Food Service Equipment Group leaders at Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake to assist in driving group level initiatives. He comes to Standex from the presidency of Co-Operative Plating Co. in St. Paul, Minn. Ekness is based out of the Refrigeration Group office in Hudson, Wis.


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HostMilano Kicks Off in Italy

HostMilano, one of the largest foodservice equipment shows in the world, kicked off today in Italy, and FER is on location.

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