Chris Yungbluth Joins Middleby as Director of Sales for Star, Holman, and Toastmaster

Chris Yungbluth Joins Middleby as Director of Sales for Star, Holman, and Toastmaster

Chris Yungbluth Joins Middleby as Director of Sales for Star, Holman, and Toastmaster

St. Louis, Mo. (November 7, 2013) – Chris Yungbluth has joined Star Manufacturing as Director of Sales for the Star Group. He will be responsible for leading sales initiatives and strategy in the Midwest Region for commercial foodservice brands Star, Holman and Toastmaster.

“Chris’ past experience in the industry will benefit all of the brands in the Star Group,” said Mark Easterday, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Star Group. “His track record speaks for itself with expertise in management, engineering, sales, marketing and value creation. Chris will have an immediate impact on the Star brands.”

Prior to joining Star, Mr. Yungbluth was with Vulcan Food Equipment as sales and marketing manager for the griddle/charbroiler division on a national level. Prior to that, Mr. Yungbluth was senior engineer with Vulcan, where he led a team in developing and launching patented counter top cooking products. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York and earned an M.B.A. from East Carolina University. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Star Manufacturing is a division of The Middleby Corporation, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial and residential food cooking, preparation and processing. The Middleby Corporation has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Small Companies every year since 2005, most recently in October 2012.

Contact: Mark Easterday, Middleby Corporation, 414.791.7271