Foodservice Equipment Reports

Changes For Two European Firms:

  • Versele Global Marketing, the Harelbeke, Belgium, sales agent for American manufacturers in Europe, has changed management while maintaining continuity. After 20 years, company founder Jean-Francois Versele has ceded control of Versele Global Marketing and 10-year-old Versele Logistic Services to Mieke Vanacker and Jurgen Dobbelaere. Vanacker led her family business before joining VGM/VLS nine years ago. She has experience in the firms’ operations and accounting arenas and has served as v.p.-operations and finance since the beginning of the year. Dobbelaere is a 15-year veteran of business across the continent, including Russia and Eastern Europe.


  • Sammic Corp. has moved its U.S. headquarters and distribution facility to suburban Chicago. Sammic US is now based at 1225 Hartrey Ave., Evanston, IL 60202. Phone: 224/307-2232; fax: 847/905-0671. The Spanish-based manufacturer of warewashing, food-prep and sous-vide equipment is hosting an open house Nov. 17-21 at its new office and showroom. Neal Pearlman is director-sales for Sammic US, Julen Ibarzabal heads operations and accounting and Takisha Keys oversees administration and operations.

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