The longtime member of the foodservice equipment industry transitions to his new role from Beverge-Air.

Tom Hotard was named president of H.C. Duke & Son, LLC, better known as Electro Freeze.

Hotard transitions from his role as executive vice president at Beverage-Air. Both Beverage-Air and Electro Freeze are divisions of the Ali Group.

In his new position as president, Hotard is responsible for the day-to-day management of Electro Freeze. In addition to his career with Beverage-Air, Hotard's foodservice equipment background includes serving as president of Merrychef USA, then a division of the Enodis Corporation; working at Southbend, a part of the Middleby Company; and Foodservice Equipment Engineering, LLC.