Foodservice Equipment Reports

Ray Peden To Head Franke Coffee Systems’ North American Business

Ray Peden has been elevated to the office of President-Franke Coffee Systems North America. When he takes office June 1, Peden will be responsible for accelerating sales and growth of the Franke Coffee Systems business in the U.S. and Canada. He will be based at headquarters in Smyrna, Tenn., and will continue reporting to Yvo Locher, the Aarburg, Switzerland-based CEO of Franke Coffee Systems.

Peden, a veteran of several high-tech companies, joined Franke’s North American business unit in 2007 and took on roles in technical project management, product management and business development. He most recently was director-business development and support. 

Franke Coffee Systems is part of the Franke Group, which manufactures a broad range of commercial and consumer kitchen products, beverage kegs and washroom fixtures.