September 10, 2013 (Elgin, Ill.)- Kelly Lee has joined The Middleby Corporation as Senior Vice President of Technical Solutions and Aftermarket Services. He will be based in the corporate office in Elgin, Ill.
Mr. Lee will be responsible for managing technical solutions that will enhance and strengthen the aftermarket support of Middleby equipment companywide. He will also be improving current company processes and integrating parts distribution and service functions, as well as identifying new means to deliver aftermarket services and products to support customer needs.
“Kelly brings more than 30 years of exceptional experience, working directly with customers, suppliers and manufacturers,” said Selim Bassoul, Chairman and CEO of the Middleby Corporation. “His outstanding track record and ability to bring results speaks for itself. All of our brands will benefit from his experience and knowledge base.”
Mr. Lee was the President of 3Wire Group, based in Osseo, Minn., since 2010, before joining Middleby. 3Wire Group is a national supplier of foodservice and beverage replacement parts. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
About The Middleby Corporation
The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial, industrial processing and residential markets. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, Beech®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter Hoffmann®, CookTek®, CTX®, Doyon®, frifri®, Giga®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Jade®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch’n®, Middleby Marshall®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, Southbend®, Star®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef® and Wells®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions® (formerly known as Turkington), Cozzini®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment® RapidPak®, Spooner Vicars® and Stewart Systems®. The company’s leading brands serving the residential kitchen market include Jade®, Turbochef®, and Viking®. 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.
For more information about The Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit www.middleby.com
Contact: Darcy Bretz (847) 429-7756