Foodservice Equipment Reports

Personnel News:

Tondelli Joins FMP: Industry veteran Phil Tondelli has been appointed director business development at Franklin Machine Products. 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.

Kelly-Mincks Expands Team: Gabe Gagliardi has joined the Seattle-area manufacturer’s rep firm Kelly-Mincks. Gagliardi’s 15-year career in foodservice includes roles in the front of the house as a server and bartender and in the kitchen as a professionally trained chef and restaurant owner. He’ll be on the sales side of the business at the Woodinville, Wash., rep firm. Kelly-Mincks’ territory covers Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Manitowoc Taps Zink For Illinois, Wisconsin: Zink Marketing has been assigned as manufacturers’ representatives for Manitowoc Foodservice in Illinois and Wisconsin. The firm, part of Columbus, Ohio-based Zink Foodservice Group, will begin its coverage on Dec. 1. Zink has been a rep for Manitowoc for more than 20 years. According to Jim Zink, the assignment “allows our equipment division, Zink Marketing, to work in parallel with our smallwares and tabletop team, Top O’ The Table. Having both business units operating in this geography will position us to deliver outstanding service to this marketplace.”



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