Michael Groen named general manager of TurboChefTechnologies and CookTek

Groen will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of both companies, based in Carrollton, Tx., while continuing in his current role leading their engineering efforts

“Michael has proven himself a capable effective leader, with not only within TurboChef and CookTek, but throughout Middleby,” said James K. Pool III, Middleby Chief Technology and Operations Officer. “He was responsible for the development and successful launch of industry-changing innovation in both the TurboChef Plexor A3 and M2 automated ovens and the new line of CookTek Helios induction. He is highly respected and trusted by Middleby partners and colleagues. His expertise in heat transfer technology will ensure TurboChef, CookTek and other Middleby companies remain industry leaders well into the future.”

Michael joined Middleby in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Engineering for TurboChef and CookTek, and his deep knowledge base has been tapped companywide. Before joining Middleby he was with ACP, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was lead development of rapid cook and microwave ovens for the company and its brands.

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