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New CEO Appointed At Manitowoc Foodservice

The Manitowoc Co. has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser chief executive officer  of Manitowoc Foodservice.  Muehlhaeuser’s appointment was announced July 29; he will join the Manitowoc, Wis., company on August 3.

“Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organization. He has also established a proven track record of building and empowering teams to achieve enhanced performance,” said Kenneth Krueger, a Manitowoc Co. board member. Citing Muehlhaeuser’s multi-functional expertise in operations, management and financial sectors, Krueger expressed confidence that Muehlhaeuser will offer the Foodservice business a unique set of skills as it positions itself for long-term, sustainable growth.

“We have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc in the first quarter of 2016,” he added.

Muehlhaeuser most recently served as senior v.p./general manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at AGCO Corp., a global farm-equipment producer, and was responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the company’s largest reporting unit, representing more than $5 billion in revenue. During his seven years at AGCO, Muehlhaeuser held several other key leadership roles, including senior v.p./general manager of Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as general manager of AGCO’s global engines business; he also served as senior vice president-strategy and integration driving the strategic roadmap and change in AGCO for seven years.

Before joining AGCO, Muehlhaeuser spent more than 10 years at Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy firm.

“Hubertus is a strong addition to the Foodservice team. His combination of strategic leadership and operational successes will be imperative as the business looks to capitalize on the significant opportunity ahead of it. I look forward to working closely with him over the coming months as we transition into two separate, market-leading businesses,” stated Glen Tellock, Chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Co.

Manitowoc Foodservice includes two dozen brands of foodservice equipment.

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