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Manitowoc Foodservice Unveils Major Organizational Shifts

Manitowoc Foodservice has announced organizational changes encompassing its U.S. and global operations which it says better emphasize the company’s focus on customers and innovative equipment solutions.

The changes, effective immediately, apply to both the Refrigeration Solutions and Cooking Solutions for the Americas divisions. Larry Bryce is the new executive v.p. for the former, overseeing refrigeration companies including Delfield Custom Solutions, Jackson, Kolpak, Kysor Panel Systems, Manitowoc Ice, McCall, Multiplex, and Servend. Bryce will also lead the development of global service strategies; Mike Buelow, currently v.p. of service for the Americas, will work with Bryce on achieving service goals.

Phil Dei Dolori has been named exec. v.p. of Cooking Solutions for the Americas. Dei Dolori, formerly exec. v.p. for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region, will oversee Manitowoc’s Cleveland, Dean, Frymaster, Garland, Lincoln, Merco and Varimixer companies.

The New Port Richey, Fla., company also announced four executive changes. Steve Beck will continue as sr. v.p.-global accounts and focus on sales growth of strategic accounts; he’ll report to Mike Kachmer, president of Manitowoc Foodservice. Kevin Clark moves to v.p. of sales—strategic and global accounts group. Chris Karssiens succeeds Clark as v.p./g.m. for custom fabrication and refrigeration, including the Delfield and McCall brands. Gary Dykstra, v.p./g.m. of Lincoln Foodservice, takes over Karssiens’ post as v.p. of sales for the dealer channel.

Overseas, Mike Hicks, senior v.p. finance for the Americas, succeeds Dei Dolori in the EMEA post; he’ll implement new regional sales, marketing and service organizations and will guide the integration of Merrychef and Convotherm into a single Advance Cooking operating company. Craig Reuther moves from his post as v.p.-finance and accounting to replace Hicks.

Finally, the company announced its intention to create greater focus across the Asia-Pacific Region. Manitowoc will divide APAC into three sub-regions. CT Yeo will continue to serve as exec. v.p. overseeing the entire APAC region, and will also act as the v.p./g.m. for China, one of the newly formed sub-regions. A new v.p. for India and the remainder of Asia will be announced in the first quarter.

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