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Jim Baxter has been named v.p. sales and marketing for Lang Manufacturing; he is responsible for overseeing Lang’s day-to-day operations and will lead its marketing efforts. A 17-year industry veteran, Baxter was recently with Southbend as director of sales for the Midwest and with The Middleby Corp.’s national accounts team. He previously worked with Lincoln as key accounts manager for chain accounts and general markets.

Baxter succeeds David Warneke, who has assumed the position of v.p. of sales and marketing for Wells/Bloomfield. There, Warneke has announced the appointment of Vince Dattolo, CFSP, as the new director of sales. Dattolo is a 24-year industry veteran; prior to Wells/Bloomfield, he held various positions at (FAST), Marshall Air Systems, and most recently, as director of national accounts and product manager for Bakers Pride, part of the Standex Cooking Solutions Group.

Lang and Wells are both divisions of Star International Holdings--which also includes Bloomfield, Holman, Star and Toastmaster. Star is a division of The Middleby Corp.

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