ChrisTroutChris TroutChris Trout has been named president and CEO of Wood Stone Corporation, a Washington-based cooking manufacturer of stone hearth and specialty cooking equipment.

lowkurtEickmeyer copyKurt EickmeyerKurt Eickmeyer, Wood Stone's previous president, transitions to the newly created position of chief relationship officer. 

Trout previously served as vice president of strategy for Henny Penny, an Eaton, Ohio-based manufacturer of premium equipment for the foodservice industry and owner of Wood Stone.

The leadership changes are an output of Wood Stone's strategic plan that focuses on the company's culture and internal and external relationships, per a release announcing this news. In his new role, Eickmeyer becomes responsible for Wood Stone's relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, community partners, industry organizations and thought leaders.