Middleby Appoints New GM for Trio of Brands

Portrait of Gwen Bialas of Middleby
Coming from past roles at McDonald's and Marmon Group, Gwen Bialas brings a knowledge base in IT, data analytics and technology-smart systems.

Gwen Bialas will join Middleby as general manager of Carter-Hoffmann, Doyon and Nu-Vu on Feb. 1. She will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the brands and their new-product development, while overseeing day-to-day accounting, sales and marketing, engineering and operations.

Bialas brings decades of experience in senior roles across manufacturing, product strategy, technology and sales. She spent most of her foodservice career at McDonald’s Corporation, where she led IT strategy development and implementation, and at Marmon Group, where she was president for their Minnesota-based refrigeration brand.

“She has been both a customer and a supplier and is keenly aware of the needs from both sides,” said David Abi, President of Carter-Hoffmann, Doyon and Nu-Vu, in a statement. “Gwen also has a solid knowledge base in IT, data analytics and technology-smart systems which is extremely relevant in today’s market. This is the future of our industry and will be a key focus of Middleby new product development in the future.”


John Blizzard 1200x800 1

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.

Doug Cook 1200x800 1

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.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -