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ITW Makes Food Equipment Group Organizational Changes

On Aug. 31, ITW announced it was consolidating leadership and making organizational changes to the ITW Food Equipment Group. In an appointment effective immediately, Chris O'Herlihy takes the reins as president-Food Equipment Group Worldwide, which includes responsibility for all Food Equipment Group operations globally.  

"We are consolidating leadership responsibility for the Food Equipment Group
on a worldwide basis to position the organization to fully leverage its
technical, operational and organizational capabilities globally in order to
take full advantage of the Group's significant future growth potential,"
said E. Scott Santi, vice chairman of ITW. "Chris's proven global leadership
capabilities, developed over the course of his 21-year career with ITW,
position him well to lead the ITW Food Equipment Group forward."

O'Herlihy has spent his ITW tenure in a variety of managerial and leadership roles; he most recently served as group president-Food Equipment Group

Due to this change in leadership structure, the positions of group president-North America and group president-International are being eliminated.  As a result, John McDonough, currently group president-North America, has decided to leave the company. "On behalf of the entire organization, we thank John for his many leadership
contributions and years of dedicated service to the company, and wish him
well in his future endeavors," said Santi.  

The ITW Food Equipment Group has businesses in 23 countries; its brands include Hobart, Avery-Berkel, Baxter, Bonnet, Foster, Gaylord, HMI-Thirode, Kairak, MBM, Peerless, Somat, Stero, Traulsen, Vulcan, and Wolf. ITW is based in Troy, Ohio.

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