MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced that Robert M. Hund will assume the role of president of Manitowoc's Foodservice segment, effective Aug. 1. Hund will report to Glen Tellock, chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
Hund most recently served as an executive vice president of Manitowoc's Crane Care division. In this role, he oversaw a global network of service and distribution centers for Manitowoc's eight crane product lines across 19 countries.
Prior to that position, Hund was vice president of worldwide marketing and product management of Manitowoc Cranes, managing a global staff responsible for new product development, marketing communications and operational marketing functions.
"Bob has been instrumental in helping to drive our recent financial success and operational improvements within the Crane segment," Tellock said. "He brings demonstrated global leadership to the Manitowoc Foodservice organization, in addition to his broad-based business and managerial expertise. We are thrilled to welcome Bob to his new position, and we are confident that his contributions to the business will be a seamlessly transferrable and valuable asset within the Manitowoc enterprise."
Prior to joining Manitowoc, Hund served in key leadership positions in the United States, Europe and Asia for Caterpillar Inc., most recently as product development manager for the Mining & Construction Equipment Division.
Founded in 1902, Manitowoc is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with more than 115 manufacturing, distribution and service facilities in 26 countries. The company is a leading provider of crawler cranes, tower cranes and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry. In addition, Manitowoc is one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment, which includes 24 brands of hot- and cold-focused equipment. In 2012, Manitowoc's revenues totaled $3.9 billion.