Stern brings years of industry experience to the position

Vulcan, the leading provider of commercial cooking equipment, and parent company ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG) announce that Chris Stern has been named vice president and general manager of Cooking, North America effective February 10. Mihyar Mohamed, who formerly held the position, will be transitioning to a leadership role in ITW’s Construction Products segment.

During his 23-years at Vulcan/ITW, Stern has consistently delivered strong results and developed and led high performing, collaborative teams. Stern began his career with Vulcan in marketing and was promoted through multiple marketing leadership roles before being named General Manager of the Range Business Unit in 2006.

Under his management, Vulcan solidified its leadership position in the Commercial Range category, delivering consistent above-market growth, enabled by strong innovation and excellent operational execution. In 2015, he took on the additional responsibility of managing Vulcan’s Heated Holding business.

Leadership skills

“Chris brings a wealth of cooking industry experience to the role, and his proven management and leadership skills position him well to lead Vulcan in achieving continued profitable growth. I’m incredibly proud of where Vulcan is today and excited for the future based on our best in class products, operational excellence and the tremendous team we have in place,” said Mohamed.

“I will continue to execute Vulcan’s strategic roadmap to ensure Vulcan maintains its leadership position in the industry,” said Stern. “With a commitment to innovation and developing equipment that addresses end-user pain points, we’ve set the industry standard in quality, reliability and performance.

“I am excited to continue to work with the industry’s best people to design, sell and market our products, and I look forward to ongoing business success.”


Masterful design. Precision performance. State-of-the-art innovation. For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment that consistently produces spectacular results. Trust Vulcan to help make your culinary creations turn out just right—each and every time. Vulcan is part of ITW

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