People On The Move
Alexander “Lex” Poulos has been named General Manager of Jade Range and Beech Ovens. He’ll oversee sales and marketing and lead new-product engineering efforts for the two Middleby companies. Poulos, who joined Brea, Calif.-based Jade Range in 2002, has worked as a manufacturer’s rep and as v.p.-construction with East Bay Restaurant Supply. “Lex has proven his effective leadership through increased sales and brand awareness. His strong, long-standing customer relationships and understanding of their needs is a tremendous asset to Jade and Beech,” says Korey Kohl, Group President.
Oliver Packaging & Equipment Co. has tapped Brett Beaty, CFSP/LEED-GA, as Director of Sales for its Food Service Equipment division. He joins Oliver from TriMark Strategic, where he’d been sales manager. His previous experience includes sales and marketing leadership at Nieco Corp./Middleby, Manitowoc, and Hobart Corp./ITW FEG.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works recently added Matt Sopko as a rep at its California distribution and customer service center. Sopko brings more than 15 years’ experience in customer service and warehouse management to the newly created position, which extends the Travelers Rest, S.C., company’s customer service availability to cover 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.