April Shaw Joins Blodgett as VP of Combi Sales

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The Culinary Institute of America graduate joins from Lainox Combi and Belshaw Adamatic

April Shaw has joined Blodgett as the Vice President of Combi Sales, where she will lead the sales, marketing and strategic initiatives of Blodgett Combi. Shaw joins Blodgett with more than a decade of combi sales and cooking experience.

“April is well-known and highly-respected in our industry and will be a tremendous asset to Blodgett Combi as the market continues to grow quickly,” said Steve Spittle, Middleby group president.

“Her knowledge and experience as both a chef and product expert will allow her to work with our customers in a variety of combi applications, from quick service to fine dining. We are proud of the advanced product offerings from Blodgett in this area and we are confident April will be able to continue our strong momentum in the market based on the versatility and ease of Blodgett Combi cooking. We are very excited to have her on our team as we expand our innovation in the market.”

Sales and marketing expertise

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Shaw joins Blodgett from Lainox Combi and Belshaw Adamatic, both part of the Ali Group. In this position she led North American combi and bakery oven sales efforts over the past two years. Prior to her time with the Ali Group, Shaw was a rep agent with CR Peterson & Associates, a New England-company specializing in the sales and marketing of foodservice equipment, including multiple Middleby brands.

Before joining CR Peterson & Associates Shaw was a regional sales manager and chef for six years with Rational.

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 foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries.

The company’s leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, APW Wyott®, Bakers Pride®, Bear Varimixer®, Beech®, BKI®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter-Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, Concordia®, CookTek®, Crown Food Equipment®, CTX®, Desmon®, Doyon®, Eswood®, EVO®, frifri®, Firex®, Follett®, Giga®, Globe®, Goldstein®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Induc®, Jade®, JoeTap®, Josper®, L2F®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch’n®, Market Forge®, Marsal®, Middleby Marshall®, MPC®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, QualServ®, SiteSage®, Southbend®, Star®, Sveba Dahlen®, Ss Brewtech® Taylor®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Ultrafryer®, Wells® and Wunder-Bar®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions®, Burford®, Cozzini®, CVP Systems®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Emico®, Glimek®, Hinds-Bock®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment®, M-TEK®, Pacproinc®, RapidPak®, Scanico®, Spooner Vicars®, Stewart Systems®, Thurne® and Ve.Ma.C.®.

The company’s leading equipment brands serving the residential kitchen industry include AGA®, AGA Cookshop®, Fired Earth®, EVO®, Heartland®, La Cornue®, Leisure Sinks®, Lynx®, Marvel®, Mercury®, Rangemaster®, Rayburn®, Redfyre®, Sedona®, Stanley®, TurboChef®, U-Line® and Viking®.

For more information about The Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit www.middleby.com.