Welbilt Installs Another Round of Leaders

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(Clockwise from top left) Welbilt has promoted Nick Patterson to president of Merco and KitchenConnect, Tom Kurgan to general manager of Lincoln, Graham Sams to president of Garland and Lincoln and Stan Ioffe to president of Cleveland. Courtesy of Welbilt.

Welbilt has made four more executive promotions, naming a new president of Merco and KitchenConnect, a new general manager of Lincoln, a new president of Garland and Lincoln and a new president of Cleveland.

Nick Patterson was named president of Merco and KitchenConnect, where he will manage day-to-day operations. Patterson joined Welbilt in 2010 as part of the research and development team. He spent a year in Eglfing, Germany, leading the Convotherm 4 oven program launch. After returning to the U.S., he became vice president of engineering for Welbilt, leading the technology and new product development teams for all hot-side engineering groups. Since 2016, he has served as vice president and managing director of Merco.

Tom Kurgan was promoted to general manager of Lincoln, where he will lead all U.S. sales, service and support activities. He joined Lincoln Foodservice Products in 1988 and has held various sales and marketing positions for Enodis, Manitowoc Foodservice and Welbilt brands. He most recently served as area vice president of Welbilt, covering the Midwest and Northeast regions.

Graham Sams was installed as president of Garland and Lincoln, where he will manage day-to-day operations. Sams joined Welbilt in 2011 as production manager of the Garland manufacturing facility. He was promoted to managing director of Lincoln in 2017 before being named managing director of Cleveland in 2020.

Stan Ioffe was appointed president of Cleveland, where he will manage day-to-day operations. He succeeds Sams. Ioffe joined Welbilt in 2020 as head of finance for the Canadian division, supporting the Garland, Lincoln and Cleveland manufacturing facilities as well as the American ovens and Canadian distribution businesses.

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