Unified Brands Promotes Longtime Employee and Hires 2 Newcomers

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Unified Brands announced a trio of personnel changes on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Clay Thames

 

Clay Thames, who has 20 years at the company under his belt, was named senior director of strategic brand management for the Groen, Power Soak and CapKold product lines. Most recently, Thames served as Unified’s product line director for cooking and warewashing.

 

 

New hires to the team are Ajay Kothari, as senior director of technology, and Brent Barkley, as senior director of strategic brand management for Unified’s Randall and Avtec product lines.

 

Ajay Kothari

Kothari, who boasts over a decade of engineering and manufacturing experience, is to lead engineers who are researching technological advances (in the foodservice industry and beyond) in order to bolster Unified’s product enhancement and development efforts.

 

 

 

Brent Barkley

Barkley, who has a background in account and brand building, will focus on product positioning, product line expansion, and design and manufacturing efficiencies.

Unified Brands, a subsidiary of Dover Corp. , is based out of Conyers, Georgia, with additional facilities in Mississippi and Michigan.

 

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