Byron Named To Head Franke Coffee Systems-North America
Corrie Byron has been appointed President of Franke Coffee Systems North America. Byron will be responsible for accelerating sales and growth of the Smyrna, Tenn.-based Franke Coffee Systems business in the U.S. and Canada. Byron will report to Thomas Patrick Meier, CEO of the global Coffee Systems Division headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland.
“Corrie will leverage her extensive background in the food and beverage industry to help Coffee Systems fulfill its goals in the Americas,” notes Meier. “She shares our vision of Franke as a ‘one-stop shop’ for hot beverage solutions, and will help drive expansion of a product range that provides high-quality and innovative machines for the industry’s most dynamic operators.”
Byron most recently served as president of the Foodservice and International Business units of The Oneida Group. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years with Kerry Group, the ingredients, flavors and foodservice solutions company, most recently as its v.p./general manager, where she focused on designing organizational and strategic models.
Franke Coffee Systems is part of the Franke Group, which produces diverse items such as consumer kitchen products, foodservice kitchen systems and equipment, and washroom fixtures.