Welbilt announce new vice president for West Europe and Africa

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Pere Taberner joined the Welbilt Group in 2006 after the organisation acquired Frau Foodservice, of which he was managing director

Welbilt has appointed Pere Taberner as vice president for West Europe and Africa. Pere joined the Welbilt Group in 2006 after the organisation acquired Frau Foodservice, of which he was Managing Director. Since that time, Pere has been instrumental in developing a variety of new initiatives whilst driving both the International and Global strategy.

Speaking of the new role, Taberner said: “The hospitality industry has been hit hard over the past 12 months and therefore the demand on suppliers to innovate and look at ways in which they can help their customers has never been greater. I am thrilled that Welbilt has already been pivotal in helping our customers not only develop their menus, but in many cases, help to completely change their delivery methods too.”

Highly respected

As the new vice-president of West Europe and Africa, I hope to build further on the support already given and to ensure that the learnings in each country are followed across the wider regions.”

Jean-Paul Roudier, vice president sales & marketing Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia is delighted to welcome Pere to the role. “Pere is already an important and highly respected member of Welbilt’s senior leadership team and therefore I am delighted to appoint him vice president of West Europe and Africa. Pere has been key to the successful development of many initiatives over the last 12 months that have helped customers react to the changing times, including a new system that allows all businesses within HoReCa to benefit from the significant growth in delivery and take-away,” said Roudier.

Taberner will start the role with immediate effect.

About Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators, and dealers with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our profound knowledge, the experience of operators, and our culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc Ice®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These products are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully integrated brand for kitchen systems, and KitchenCare®, our brand for spare parts and repair service.

Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, we operate 20 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Sales are conducted through a global network of over 5,000 dealers and sales representatives in more than 100 countries. We have approximately 5,100 employees and generated an annual sales volume of $1.6 billion in 2019.

More information can be found at: www.welbilt.com.