Former Carlisle executive Sharp joins the San Diego-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership. 

Foodservice equipment and supplies dealer R.W. Smith & Co. named Stuart Sharp to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Smith comes to R.W. Smith from Carlisle Foodservice, an Oklahoma City-based foodservice manufacturer, where he held a variety of leadership positions.

In his new role, Smith reports to Allan Keck, president and CEO of R.W. Smith & Co.