Catch Up on the Latest Industry Moves


Giorgio Di Giacomo joined Middleby as international vice president for the APW/Star Holdings Group, which includes the brands APW Wyott, Bakers Pride, Holman, Lang, MagiKitch’n, Star, Toastmaster and Wells. Di Giacomo will be responsible for international business across global markets outside of North America and Latin America. Previously Di Giacomo was sales director, beverage in APAC/Middle East and key account director for the Middle East and Africa for Electrolux Professional, a company he had been with since 1999..

Louisville, Ky.-based Electrolux Professional added a new vice president of sales, Greg Immell. Previously, Immell served as senior vice president for Grindmaster-Cecilware. Most recently, he led the Electrolux Professional business development team. Additionally, Mark Ortiz will now lead the field sales team.

Alto-Shaam welcomed Ben Leingang as a corporate executive chef at its corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis.  In this role, Leingang will serve as an application specialist for culinary equipment manufactured and sold by the company. He will be responsible for new product development, on-site consultations and culinary demonstrations.  Prior to joining Alto-Shaam, Leingang was a corporate executive chef for Henny Penny.


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Marra Forni Names Regional Sales Manager

In this role, John Blizzard will assume a sales leadership position and be responsible for sales development and execution of the corporate growth strategy.

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Jack in the Box Adds Industry Veteran to Its Executive Team

Jack in the Box has elevated its interim chief technology officer, Doug Cook, to the brand’s official chief technology officer and senior vice president.

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