Foodservice Equipment Reports

Michael Cate Succeeds Hanby As AllPoints CEO

Earlier this month, under a planned succession process, Michael Cate was appointed CEO of AllPoints Holdings. Cate succeeds John Hanby, who retired as CEO but will remain on the board of directors and serve as a consultant to the Mount Prospect, Ill., company. AllPoints distributes MRO parts, supplies and equipment to the foodservice industry.  Approximately 90% of its sales consist of replacement parts and supplies for cooking and warming equipment, refrigeration, warewashing and food preparation equipment.

Cate, who also was appointed to the AllPoints board, boasts two decades of distribution industry experience. Most recently, he was v.p./g.m. of Staples Print Solutions. He also served as division president/strategic planning manager at Pepsico Food Systems.

Hanby had been AllPoints CEO since 2006.  Under his leadership, AllPoints completed and integrated several acquisitions, including ICS and Tundra Specialties, which broadened the company’s product offering and expertise.

“I am very pleased to join AllPoints,” said Cate. “The company has developed a unique leadership position in the distribution of MRO parts, supplies and equipment to the foodservice industry. With the strong foundation John and his team have built, along with the support of the ownership group at KRG Capital Partners, we have the opportunity to continue to build a differentiated, market leading business.”