Welbilt has announced the appointment of Alistair Farquhar as specifications manager EMEA, consultants and projects effective as of November 2017. Working as a part of the Business Development team, Farquhar will be responsible for the development of the brand primarily within the UK and the Middle East.
Farquhar brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from within the industry, having previously worked at Ambarch – part of the Ali Group – as country manager for the UK. During his time at Ambarch, Farquhar was responsible for business development of the brand within the country. Prior to his last role, Farquhar was a national & key account manager at Electrolux Professional Foodservice where he handled major accounts in the UK, building and strengthening both new and existing customer relationships.
In his new role at Welbilt, Farquhar will be a core member of the UK team, and will be looking to achieve specification of Welbilt equipment into consultants, hotel chains and targeted products, predominantly in the UK and Middle East markets where Welbilt is continuing to expand its growth.
Peter Hunkemoeller, vice president sales Northern Europe comments on this new appointment: “We are delighted to announce that Alistair is joining our team within the EMEA markets as our new specifications manager EMEA, consultants and projects. This extension to our team will look to help us gain specification and increased brand awareness, as well as achieve profitable growth which we will look to feed back through our dealer network within the UK and EMEA. Alistair has established experience in the industry and we would like to both congratulate and wish him all of the luck in his new role at Welbilt.”
Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs and premier chain operators or growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. We offer fully-integrated kitchen systems and our products are backed by KitchenCare® – our aftermarket, repair, and parts service. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. The company has approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.46 billion in 2016. Its portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Delfield®, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.