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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Time Out Market Names COO

The eating and drinking destination Time Out Market has appointed Jay Coldren to the newly created role of COO of the Americas.

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Papa John’s Elevates Max Wetzel to Executive Vice President

Papa John’s International has promoted Max Wetzel to executive vice president and COO.

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