GMCW Appoints New Northeast U.S. Area Sales Director

Burr succeeds retiring Haimes at foodservice equipment maker

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- GMCW has announced that Rick Burr has been appointed Northeast Area sales director for the company. In this position, Rick will be responsible for managing all sales activities in the Northeastern portion of the United States, with all sales personnel and manufacturer rep groups in this area reporting to him.


Burr will be based in Solebury, Pa.

David Haimes, who previously managed this region, has retired after 27 years of service to the company. They will be working together closely during this transition.

Burr brings foodservice industry experience to his new role. Rick most recently worked at Cres-Cor in a dual role as east region sales manager and territory representative. Before that, he held various senior leadership roles at Allied Metal Spinning, Leggett and Platt/KelMax Equipment, Enodis/Garland--US Range, Enodis/Frymaster-Dean and Win-Holt Equipment Group. In addition to these executive positions, he owned and operated ABC Restaurant Equipment.

His knowledge of the foodservice industry and his strategic customer development skills make him an ideal fit for his new role as GMCW's Northeast US Area Sales Director, said the company.

GMCW is based in Louisville, Ky., It is owned and managed by BNY Mezzanine Partners LP.

GMCW, parent company of Grindmaster, Cecilware, American Metal Ware and Crathco, offers an extensive selection of beverage equipment and a commercial-grade foodservice equipment line. It has been a leader in the industry for more than 100 years.

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