Vulcan Expands Its Team and Promotes from Within  

The manufacturer updates its organizational structure to support the new Center of Excellence

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Vulcan recently announced it will be opening an interactive Center of Excellence, and now the manufacturer is making key appointments to support the new center and its expanding customer base.

“We have some amazing people we are promoting at Vulcan and some great new talent we are hiring to support our new Center of Excellence and ongoing commitment to best serve our customers,” says Vulcan Vice President and General Manager Chris Stern in a press release.

Vulcan has announced the following promotions and additions to its team:

Cathy Sexton was hired as the regional sales director for the Midwest and Southeast regions. She will be working alongside existing Regional Sales Directors Jim Sherman and Joe Maresca. In her new role, she will be tasked with executing consultant, K-12, chain, dealer and independent restaurant strategies, delivering on annual sales and profit targets and building customer-centric solutions. Most recently, Sexton served as vice president of sales for North American Kitchen Solutions and has held leadership roles at G.E.T. Enterprises, Rational USA and TriMark SS Kemp.

Stacey Turek was promoted to director of chain sales. She will be managing a go-to-market team serving foodservice and food retail chain customers. Before her promotion, Turek worked as business development manager for Vulcan fryers, griddles and charbroilers and has been responsible for delivering equipment solutions to chain customers. Turek previously was a director of national accounts for Middleby and served as a sales leader for the Kellwood Co.

Chris Henderson was promoted to director of engineering. He will be responsible for leading the design engineering team to develop energy-efficient equipment using customer-back innovation. Henderson previously spent time at Traulsen, Vulcan’s sister division.

Meghan Hurst was promoted to director of marketing. She will be tasked with leading a team of brand, digital and product marketers and enabling growth within the K-12 market segment with K-12 Ambassador Mike Burke and Consultant Services Manager Dan Montgomery. Hurst joined Vulcan seven years ago after working at Dansko Footwear and Clemens Food Group.

When the first phase opens in 2022, the Center of Excellence will host training, end-user testing and other culinary experiences. Vulcan, a part of ITW Food Equipment Group, is building its support teams at the center to include culinary, technical, sales and marketing personnel.


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