Middleby Corp. has announced expanded roles for presidents David Brewer, Paul Angrick and Frank Ricchio. It also announced deals for CookTek LLC, a leading manufacturer of induction cooking and warming systems, and Anetsberger Brothers, Inc., a manufacturer of griddles, fryers and dough rollers. Both firms specialize in supplying products to the foodservice industry.
Brewer is transitioning from his present role as president of the Pitco Friolator division to COO of the Commercial Cooking Group, a new position in which he will lead a newly established national sales team representing all the Middleby foodservice brands.
Angrick, formerly president of Wells Bloomfield, a company Middleby acquired in 2007, was named to succeed Brewer at Pitco Friolator. Meanwhile, Ricchio has expanded his role in the company by adding the Wells, Bloomfield, Nu-Vu and Toastmaster lines to his current responsibilities of overseeing the Star, Holman and Lang brands.
The Anetsberger deal allows Middleby to expand its portfolio of cooking and warming equipment brands, and increase market penetration in the griddle and fryer segments. Meanwhile, the CookTek deal lets the company further branch into energy-efficient technologies.