Franke Appoints Tom Campion As President/CEO - 05/17/2013
Thomas Campion has taken the reins as president/CEO of Franke Foodservice Systems. Campion, who succeeds Hans Ott, has 27 years of experience with the Smyrna, Tenn., company; he’s served the last 16 years as president of the KES...
In Memoriam: Former Hatco Chairman Rod Chaudoir - 05/15/2013
Rod Chaudoir, former president and chairman of the board of Hatco Corp., died April 28. Chaudoir, a native of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., joined Hatco in 1952 as assistant to Hatco founder Gordon Hatch, who recognized Chaudoir’s talent...
Dealers, IDPC Continue Battling Interior Design Legislation - 05/15/2013
The fight continues against legislation that could limit a foodservice distributor’s ability to bid on or perform interior-design work. FEDA reports that in April it notified its South Carolina members about a hearing regarding...
Restaurant Equippers To Expand Into Greater Philadelphia Market - 05/08/2013
Restaurant Equippers plans to open its third warehouse store this summer to serve the Northeast region of the country. The Columbus, Ohio-based company expects a July opening for its 40,000-sq.-ft. store in Pennsauken, N.J. It...
SEFA Transitioning To Member-Owned Group - 05/08/2013
As part of a long-term strategy to maintain its presence as one of the industry’s major buying groups, Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance has announced plans to become member-owned. As the new multiyear plan is carried...
Myers Opens Southern California Branch - 05/08/2013
Myers Restaurant Supply is expanding outside of its northern California base. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based dealer has opened a sales office in Costa Mesa to service the company’s growing Southern California business. Twenty-year...
Kitchen Brains Names New CEO - 05/08/2013
Kitchen Brains has tapped Timothy Lane, a longstanding board member, to take the firm’s reins as CEO. Lane most recently served as president/CEO of Holiday Inn Worldwide. Prior to that post, he was CEO of PepsiCo Restaurants...
Opinion--by Robin Ashton
Top Dealers Had A Very Good 2012 - 05/08/2013
We’ve now toted up the results from our third annual Foodservice Equipment Reports Top Dealer Report. The 46 companies that verified their volumes this year had a very good year in 2012, at least on the top line as a group. The...
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