Mark Easterday Joins Middleby as VP of Sales and Marketing for Star, Holman and Toastmaster

St. Louis, Mo. (July 15, 2013) – Star Manufacturing announced today the addition of Mark Easterday as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Star Group.
In his new position, Mr. Easterday will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategy for the commercial foodservice brands Star, Holman and Toastmaster as well as managing the day-to-day sales activities and sales personnel. “We are excited Mark has joined Star, as his solid industry experience is an asset to not only Star but also the entire company,” said Partha Biswas, President of the Star Group. “Mark brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and long-standing customer relationships to his new position. He will help us expand our strategic partnerships for Star’s innovative product lines.”
Prior to joining Star, Mr. Easterday was with Vulcan as Director of Sales since 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, and earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mark resides in Milwaukee with his family.

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: Darcy Bretz, Middleby Corporation, 847.429.7756

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