FlashNews: CFESA Begins Management Transition and More

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June 12, 2013

CFESA Begins Management Transition FE&S FlashNews

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) has launched a management transition initiative. This initiative will eventually move the organization’s day to day operations to a team of people employed directly by CFESA from its current association management company. As part of this initiative, CFESA named Heather Price its new executive director and the first person employed directly by the association.

Scotsman Names New Western Regional Sales Manager FE&S FlashNews

Scotsman Ice Systems named Gary Schwalb its Western regional sales manager.

Eby Named VP of Operations at Taco John’s FE&S FlashNews

Shawn Eby was named vice president of operations for Taco John’s International.


Flexibility With Drop-In Hot/Cold Well From Hatco


Hatco’s Drop-In Hot/Cold Well incorporates the quality of the cold and hot well into one for ultimate flexibility. Includes adjustable set points to hold food items at optimal Hatco temperatures, simple controls from a seamless unit and is easy to clean.  

Tony Roma’s Appoints Brisco as EVP and CDO FE&S FlashNews

Romacorp, Inc., parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, named John Brisco its executive vice president and chief development officer for the brand. He will oversee both domestic and international franchise developments for Tony Roma’s.

Blendtec Names New Commercial Sales Director FE&S FlashNews

Blendtec appointed Scott Hinckley its new commercial sales director. For the past six months, Hinckley served as a consultant to Blendtec.

AutoQuotes Names New VP of Sales FE&S FlashNews

AutoQuotes named John Whitlock its new vice president of sales.

LeanPath Adds Three to Business Development Team FE&S FlashNews

LeanPath Inc. announced the appointment of three foodservice and waste reduction experts to oversee business development for the healthcare, education, hospitality and grocery market segments.

Burrowes becomes President of Ruby Tuesday FE&S FlashNews

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. named Todd Burrowes president of its casual dining chain that goes by the same name. Burrowes was also named chief operations officer for Ruby Tuesday.

Elliott Elected Chairman of Florida-Based Fast-Casual Chain FE&S FlashNews

Rob Elliott was elected chairman of the board for GRILLiT, Inc., a Florida-based better-for-you fast-casual restaurant concept with two locations.

Pecinka Ferri Associates Names Noel Corporate Chef FE&S FlashNews

Pecinka Ferri Associates, a New Jersey-based manufacturers’ rep firm, named Chef Dave Noel to the newly created position of corporate chef, focusing on specialty foodservice equipment sales.

This Week in Foodservice: The Relationship between Employment Numbers and Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

Employment numbers get a lot of attention in the weekly news cycle because they represent a leading indicator for the country’s economic performance. But what do these numbers mean to foodservice? This week we take a look at the bigger jobs picture and the foodservice industry’s response.

Planning for Reducing Energy, Carbon and Waste FE&S FlashNews

A key component of any sustainable foodservice operation involves saving energy, water and waste as well as reducing carbon footprints. Not only does this benefit the environment, it also makes the business more efficient.

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