Manitowoc Beverage Systems USA News

Manitowoc Foodservice Leadership Changes Emphasize a Customer and Solution Focus

New Port Richey, Fla. - January 6, 2011 - Manitowoc Foodservice announces organizational changes to align with corporate strategies in support of its commitment to offer innovative equipment solutions to its customers throughout the foodservice industry.

Effective immediately, Larry Bryce will become executive vice president of Refrigeration Solutions for the Americas. Companies reporting to Bryce include Manitowoc Ice, Multiplex, Servend, Delfield Custom Solutions, McCall, Kysor Panel Systems, Kolpak, and Jackson. Bryce will also lead the development of global service strategies, a core part of providing integrated global customer solutions. Mike Buelow, currently vice president of service for the Americas will work with Bryce to achieve all service goals.

Phil Dei Dolori has been named executive vice president of Cooking Solutions for the Americas. Dei Dolori will oversee the Manitowoc companies of Cleveland, Garland, Lincoln, Merco, Varimixer, Frymaster, and Dean.

In additional organization changes, Steve Beck, senior vice president of global accounts will continue to focus on sales growth of Manitowoc's strategic accounts and will be reporting to Mike Kachmer, president of Manitowoc Foodservice. Kevin Clark, currently vice president and general manager for Custom Fabrication and Refrigeration will move into the vice president of sales - strategic and global accounts group. Chris Karssiens will succeed Clark as vice president and general manager for the Custom Fabrication and Refrigeration operating company which includes the Delfield and McCall brands. Gary Dykstra, vice president and general manager of Lincoln Foodservice will succeed Karssiens as vice president of sales for the Dealer Channel.

Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)
To allow for greater focus across a very large, complex and rapidly-growing market, the APAC region will be divided into three sub-regions. CT Yeo will continue in his role as executive vice president overseeing the entire APAC Region and will also act as the vice president and general manager for China, one of the newly-formed sub-regions. A new vice president for India and the remainder of Asia is expected to be announced sometime in the first quarter of this year.

Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA)
Mike Hicks, senior vice president finance for the Americas, succeeds Phil Dei Dolori as executive vice president for the EMEA Region and will focus on the ongoing implementation of new regional sales, marketing, and service organizations along with the integration of Merrychef and Convotherm into a single Advanced Cooking operating company. Hicks will be relocating to England and will be working out of the Guildford facility. Craig Reuther, currently vice president of finance and accounting will be replacing Hicks as Manitowoc Foodservice senior vice president of finance.