Manitowoc Foodservice Group Hires Two

Trotter, Landeche named as VPs

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The Manitowoc Foodservice Group said that John Trotter has joined the company as vice president of sales for the Americas. He will be responsible for driving growth by developing talent within the sales force, optimizing our distribution model, and collaborating with marketing to accelerate new product initiatives.

Trotter brings more than 18 years of experience in senior level sales and management functions, most recently as the vice president of healthcare strategic initiatives with JohnsonDiversey. Prior to that, much of his career [image-nocss] was spent with Ecolab where he advanced through the ranks and ultimately assumed the position of vice president and general manager of the vehicle care division.

With John on board, we'll see continued growth and success within the Foodservice Group. His experience within the healthcare, hospitality and foodservice markets will serve him well in his new role, said Michael Kachmer, president of Manitowoc Foodservice Group.

Manitowoc Foodservice also said that Dean M. Landeche has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Landeche will be responsible for all marketing functions including product management and marketing communications.

Landeche brings nearly 20 years of foodservice experience, most recently with Enodis USA, where he held the position of vice president of marketing, focusing on multi-brand marketing strategies and new product development for eight operating companies and six international regions. Prior to Enodis, he held management positions within Hobart Corp., Stolle Corp. and General Electric Plastics.

With Dean on board, I am confident we'll see accelerated growth within the Foodservice Group across all products and regions, said Kachmer.

The Manitowoc Foodservice Group is a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Co., Manitowoc, Wis. It manufactures ice machines, ice/beverage dispensers and commercial refrigeration equipment. It is comprised of three divisions and eight brand names. The three divisions are Manitowoc Beverage, Manitowoc Ice, and Manitowoc Refrigeration. Within the Beverage Division are brand names Servend, Multiplex and McCann's; within the Ice Division is Manitowoc Ice; and within the Refrigeration Division are Kolpak, McCall, Harford and Koolaire.