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Joe Carbonara

Next-Level Leadership

Given that it's December, it's only natural to want to look ahead to the coming year (or even years) to get an idea of what our businesses might look like in the future. Only, that can be a fool's errand.


Juan Martinez

Redefining Service in an Evolving Industry

What is service? How is service evolving? Where is service going? These are important questions that foodservice operators across all industry segments need to ask to thrive in today’s market.


Jerry Stiegler

The Impact of Consumer Preferences on Foodservice Operations, Concepts to Change Formats and Prototypes

Mintel looks at four key trends that will shape the U.S. foodservice market in 2018. Foodservice operators hired heavily in November. Foodservice traffic finally picks up. Dave & Buster’s will downsize its restaurants. Papa Murphy’s tests delivery. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Standex Names New President for Food Service Equipment Group

Danaher Corp. veteran De Greef-Safft to lead the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Standex International Corporation named Anne De Greef-Safft as president of its Food Service Equipment Group. De Greef-Safft joins Standex from Danaher Corporation, where she served most recently as vice president, strategic development – Danaher Sensors & Controls.

De Greef-Safft held various leadership positions within Danaher since 2002. From 2009 through 2014, De Greef-Safft was president of Danaher's Gems, Setra, Sonix and Anderson Companies, where she directed the worldwide operations, marketing and sales, engineering, accounting and human resources functions of these businesses. During her time at Danaher, she also served as a board director for Senstronics from 2009 to 2014, president of Leica Biosystems from 2007 to 2009, president of Hach Lange Europe from 2005 to 2007, and president of Anderson Companies.

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