Jim Baxter was named vice president of sales and marketing for St. Louis-based Lang Manufacturing. Baxter replaces David Warneke who was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for Wells/Bloomfield. Lang is a division of Star International Holdings, which in turn is a division of The Middleby Corporation.
Baxter is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Lang brand and leading marketing efforts. A 17-year veteran of the foodservice equipment industry, Baxter's experience includes serving as Southbend's director of sales for the Midwest and being part of The Middleby Corporation National Accounts Team. Prior to that he worked with Lincoln as key accounts manager for chain accounts and general markets.