The Ali Group’s Blackman Set To Start New Role

Blackman, who got his start in the industry at Beverage-Air, has had a hand in the Ali Group's marketing since 2010.

Ryan Blackman
Starting Sept. 1, Ryan Blackman will be the vice president of marketing and communications for the Ali Group. Courtesy of Ali Group.

A longtime employee of the Ali Group is taking on new responsibilities at the start of next month.

Ryan Blackman, currently the senior director of marketing and communications at the Ali Group, has been appointed as the company’s vice president of marketing and communications, the Ali Group announced today, Aug. 23.

In his new role, Blackman will be responsible for all of the Ali Group’s marketing, communications, branding, media and public relations in North America. He also will remain managing editor of the company’s annual Aliworld magazine, and will continue to oversee the company’s online presence.

“Ryan’s commitment and knowledge of marketing strategies have been instrumental in helping the Ali Group grow and become what it is today.”

Blackman began his foodservice career as an advertising assistant at Beverage-Air in 2001, and he was promoted to advertising manager in 2004. When Beverage-Air was acquired by the Ali Group in 2008, he was promoted to marketing manager at Beverage-Air. In 2010, he was named director of marketing and communications for the Ali Group—a position he held until last year, when he was promoted to senior director of marketing and communications.

“Ryan’s commitment and knowledge of marketing strategies have been instrumental in helping the Ali Group grow and become what it is today,” says Filippo Berti, chairman and CEO of the Ali Group.

Blackman will continue to report directly to Berti.

The Ali Group and its 115 global brands employ approximately 14,500 people in 34 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s largest groups in the foodservice industry.

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