Brewer is transitioning his current role as president of the Pitco Frialator division to chief operating officer of the Commercial Cooking Group. In this newly-created position, he will lead the company’s strategic sales initiatives among the growing portfolio of Middleby brands. His efforts will be focused on increasing customer support and sales revenues, while improving the efficiency of the sales and distribution network. In this role, Brewer will lead a newly established national sales team representing all the Middleby brands that will support the company’s major restaurant account customers.
Angrick has been named president of the Pitco Frialator division, based in Concord, New Hampshire. He was previously president of Wells Bloomfield, a company Middleby acquired in 2007. Angrick has lead initiatives to integrate the Wells Bloomfield operations with Middleby, resulting in a dramatic improvement in profitability at this division. In his new role, he will be responsible for the strategic direction and operating activities of Middleby’s fryer division.
Ricchio has expanded his role within Middleby, adding the Wells, Bloomfield, Nu-Vu and Toastmaster lines to his current responsibilities of overseeing the Star, Holman and Lang brands. Ricchio joined Middleby in January 2008 in connection with Middleby’s acquisition of New Star Holdings Inc. Since that time, he has lead initiatives to reorganize the operations of New Star to improve the sales, manufacturing and administrative efficiencies at this business. He will lead this group of seven well-established Middleby brands and move forward initiatives to identify manufacturing, purchasing and sales synergies among those operations.