Foodservice Equipment Reports

Patrick Hynes Joins Middleby As Senior V.P. For Global Supply Chain

Patrick Hynes, an equipment specification veteran at both Darden Restaurants and McDonald’s Corp., has joined The Middleby Corp. as senior v.p.-global supply chain. Hynes will be responsible for corporate-level management of daily supply-chain operations for Middleby’s 40-plus brands.

“Pat brings more than 30 years of exceptional experience, working directly with customers, suppliers and manufacturers. He knows this industry,” said Selim Bassoul, Middleby’s chairman/CEO. “His outstanding track record and ability to bring results speaks for itself. All of our brands will benefit from his experience and knowledge base.”

Prior to joining Elgin, Ill.-based Middleby, Hynes was CEO of and partner in Worldwide Produce Direct, based in Tampa, Fla. He’s well-known in the foodservice equipment industry for the multiple senior-level positions he has held, most recently senior director-capital equipment, product and bakery purchasing for Darden. He also served as v.p. for Boston Market and as director-capital equipment purchasing for McDonald’s.

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