Foodservice Equipment Reports

Industry Personnel News:

  • Ryne Stover has been appointed national accounts sales specialist at floor-mat manufacturer The Andersen Co. Sales veteran Alan Brown will fill the post as regional manager for the Dalton, Ga., firm’s safety/industrial sales division.  Anderson, a division of Mountville Mills, manufactures floor mats for foodservice, janitorial/sanitary, safety/industrial, floor covering, and commercial catalog markets.

  • Frontline International, a maker of management systems and equipment for the storage, handling and disposal of cooking oil, has appointed Max Palazzo as product design engineer. Palazzo will be creating new products, improving existing product functionality, and perfecting design. He’ll also become a liaison with Frontline customers to establish product design and application briefs. Frontline is based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

  • Industry veteran Phil Tondelli has joined Franklin Machine Products as director of business development. Tondelli’s resume in the foodservice E&S industry spans more than 25 years and includes sales, marketing and national account management positions with Edward Don, Keating, Hatco, Prince Castle, Ready Access, and R. F. Technologies. At FMP, he will be responsible for developing replacement part programs with the Lumberton, N.J., company’s chain customers.

  • Tim Hortons U.S.A. recently named Larry Mench as its v.p.- U.S. operations. Mench brings more than 30 years of restaurant industry experience in the quick-service and fast-casual segments, including with Five Guys Enterprises, Zeppe's and RTM Restaurant Group (the largest Arby's franchisee). He also has served as a business consultant with McDonald's. Tim Hortons is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

  • Vulcan has tapped Mike Burke, CFSP, as K-12 ambassador for its newly launched “Just 4 Schools” program addressing the changing foodservice preparation needs of the K-12 segment; Burke is responsible for ensuring Vulcan continues to provide the right products, service, training and support for grades K-12. Burke, a veteran of more than two decades with Vulcan, has been involved with the School Nutrition Association since 1982.

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