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Paul Demczak has joined Alto-Shaam as Director-Product Management to oversee strategic development and introduction of the firm’s new Vector Series Multi-Cook Ovens. He’ll use his 20 years’ experience in product management to lead other product development projects for the Alto-Shaam as well.
Foodservice robotics maker Chowbotics has appointed foodservice automation pioneer Dorothy Cudia as V.P.-Engineering. Cudia brings more than 25 years of domestic and global experience to the Redwood City, Calif., company, including leadership posts at McDonald’s Corp., Darden Restaurants and Nabisco Brands. She most recently was v.p.-automation for the Middleby Corp.
Equipex’ line of countertop cooking equipment, warming displays, and countertop ventless hood systems will now be represented by Searles Associates in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and southern Illinois; the rep firm has office in each state. Equipex is headquartered in Providence, R.I.
Globe Food Equipment has added a Product Training and Application Specialist, Katherine Tompkins-Shutte, to oversee designing, developing and implementing it training programs and materials. Tompkins-Shutte, who joins Globe with more than 20 years of industry experience—including operations—also is tasked with communicating the features and capabilities of Globe products, how they relate to customer uses, and how the product performance compares to the competition.
Richfield, Wis.-based Server Products has elevated Brent Henschel, CFSP, to lead its marketing team as Marketing Manager. He’ll head up planning, coordinating and implementing the company’s marketing initiatives and its service offerings to customers. Prior to his promotion, Henschel had been a marketing communications specialist at Server; he previously held senior marketing roles in the construction industry.
Unified Brands has promoted Beth Hammer to V.P.-Sales, Institutional Accounts. In her new role, Hammer will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction, business acumen, and necessary sales processes to ensure long-term growth for Unified Brands’ institutional business. Since joining the Conyers, Ga., manufacturer in 2001, Hammer has held the roles of director of customer service and technical support for Groen, director of business analysis, and director of sales operations. Unified Brands and its Groen, CapKold, Randell, Avtec, A la Cart, and Power Soak product lines are part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of Dover Corp.
Christina Wegner has been hired by The Vollrath Co. as its new V.P.-Marketing. She’ll be responsible for the development and execution of marketing communications and branding strategies across all Vollrath businesses, domestic and international. She will report to Vollrath President/CEO Paul Bartelt. Before joining the Sheboygan, Wis., manufacturer, Wegner was assistant director of field marketing for Northwestern Mutual, where she was responsible for brand building, growing diverse, professional and personal markets and strategic planning.