Dave Hinton to head up Middleby Star Group

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Hinton joins Middleby as group vice president of Star Holdings International Companies

The Middleby Corporation has announced industry veteran Dave Hinton was named to the position of group vice president, Star Holdings International Companies which includes the brands Star, Lang, Wells, Toastmaster and Holman. In his new position, Hinton will be responsible for leading the global strategy, growing sales and marketing initiatives for each of the brands in the group.

“The Star Holdings Group is a well-known portfolio of brands and the addition of Dave to lead this group is a tremendous asset in working with our strategic partner dealers, reps and end users. Dave will build upon and enhance the current strategy, direction and vision for the Star brands,” said John Perruccio, group president.

“Dave is well-respected in the industry and brings 30 years of experience in many specialty areas of commercial foodservice, and he also has long-standing customer and partner relationships. His past business success and his personal drive will position will not only benefit the Star Holding Group, but all of the Middleby commercial foodservice brands.”

Accomplished management team

Most recently, Hinton was vice president BU Chains at Electrolux Professional where he was responsible for the company’s growth and expansion strategy in the QSR and Retail segments. Prior to that, he spent five years with Manitowoc Foodservice, now known as Welbilt. Notably, Hinton also brings a professional background as a founder and former principal of a vertically integrated group of companies specializing in the multi-unit restaurant, hotel and retail segments. Hinton’s companies provided commercial real estate development, general construction and extensive procurement services for a number of customer brands throughout North America.

“I am sincerely excited to join Middleby and to lead the Star Holdings Group to new levels of success. Each of the brands in the group is well-known and respected throughout the foodservice industry, offering a wide variety of products that are used in all segments of commercial foodservice. I appreciate the opportunity to lead this effort; and to join an accomplished management team already in place.” said Hinton.

“From what I see in the market today, I am convinced there is tremendous growth potential for the Star Holdings Group as we develop and deploy our future strategy.”

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®, Bear Varimixer®, Beech®, 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®, Southbend®, Star®, Sveba Dahlen®, Taylor®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, 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®, 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®, Brigade®, Fired Earth®, EVO®, Grange®, 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. Contact: Darcy Bretz (847) 429.7756 or dbretz@middleby.com