Curtis Restaurant Equipment Announces Leadership Transition

The Oregon-based dealership promotes a new president and CEO while a longtime leader steps into the role of chairman of the board.

Ryan McPhail has stepped into the role of president and CEO. Photos courtesy of Curtis Restaurant Equipment.

Curtis Restaurant Equipment has announced a major leadership transition.

Dan Curtis, who began with the dealership in 1976, has moved from the role of president to chairman of the board, and Ryan McPhail has stepped into the role of president and CEO. McPhail most recently served as COO.


Dan Curtis

The company says in the release, “Under the guidance of Dan and Mike Curtis, Curtis Restaurant Equipment has grown from a modest team of four to a leading name in the foodservice equipment sector, known for its commitment to quality, service and community involvement.”

Dan adds, “In the past 47 years, we have built more than just a company; we have created a family and a culture of giving back. As I move into the role of Chairman of the Board, I am excited to watch Curtis Restaurant Equipment continue to flourish, maintaining our core values and driving innovation in the industry.”

About his new role, McPhail says, “It is an honor to step into the position of President and CEO of Curtis Restaurant Equipment. I am committed to building on the strong foundation that Dan and his brother Mike have established, driving our company towards new heights of innovation, service and success.”

Springfield, Ore.-based Curtis Restaurant Equipment was founded in 1963 by Bob Curtis and has been an employee-owned company since 2015. The dealership earned a FER Management Excellence Award in 2020. It ranks No. 32 in the FER 2023 Top Dealers Report.


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