Adande Refrigeration appoints Karl Hodgson as new managing director

Hodgson will replace current managing director Ian Wood who will focus on engineering and development across the Adande Group of companies, including Adande Aircell Limited

Adande Refrigeration Limited has announced global sales director Karl Hodgson has
been appointed as the managing director of the company, effective January 2023.

Hodgson brings three decades of experience in the foodservice sector, together with an
extensive knowledge of refrigeration, having been with Adande for 13 years. “As the Adande Group of companies continues to grow, it is important we continue to strengthen the leadership team in
key company areas,” says Adande Group Executive Chairman, Nigel Bell. “Karl brings deep experience and proven commercial and management skills together with an unwavering commitment to the Adande Refrigeration business. He has served as a director with the company for several years. It is vital that we continue the explosive growth out of the Covid period and achieve our company goals over the next 24-48 months.

“The board believe that Karl is the right person to lead the business, known for its unique sustainable drawers, in delivering that. Karl will replace current Managing Director Ian Wood allowing Ian to
focus his knowledge and expertise on Engineering and Development across the Adande Group of companies, including Adande Aircell Limited, where the growth of Aircell technology for powering open display retail cabinets is accelerating.”

Sustainable refrigeration with a low lifetime cost

Hodgson says he is “very excited to take on this new challenge. Adande as a business is perfectly positioned to assist hospitality during 2023 in what is anticipated to be a tough year economically. Adande continues to excel producing and delivering sustainable refrigeration with a low lifetime cost. Our modular drawer units and open-display retail cabinets deliver significant energy reduction when compared with other popular market brands. Adande is proven to save operators £££s and this saving has never been so important for our industry.

“We have a dynamic UK sales team now reporting into newly appointed UK Sales Manager, Jackie Venn and a strong and committed dealer network in the UK. Over 40% of sales in 2022 were in overseas market and these sales continue to grow. I am very much looking forward to this next chapter. I’d like to thank the board and the whole Adande team for their support.”

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