Hobart Cooking Solutions to develop partner platform with appointment of Iain Munro

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Former CEDA chairman, Iain Munro is due to take the helm as director at Hobart Cooking Solutions in July after leaving distributor ScoMac Catering Equipment

In his new role, Munro will head up the Hobart Cooking Solutions division and be responsible for developing the success of the company’s leading portfolio of brands including Bonnet, Hobart and ELRO, as well as strengthening its already clear commitment to the distribution channels.

Speaking about the move, Munro said: “I have been presented with an exciting new career opportunity and feel that I will be joining a business at a good stage in its development of its distributor network, to which I believe I can bring my experience to grow and develop this even further. Hobart Cooking Solutions has some great products within well established brands which have a place across a wide cross section of the catering equipment supply marketplace.”

“I am looking forward to working with my new team to address the challenges ahead. My initial focus will be on maintaining the growth of the cooking business and building on Hobart’s unrivalled reputation among caterers for technological development, product innovation and equipment quality. I am very much looking forward to joining Hobart Cooking Solutions.”

Strengthening the strategy

Munro has unrivalled experience in the distribution arena having worked for ScoMac Catering Equipment, formerly Scobie & McIntosh Catering Equipment, since 1998.

Florian Wagner, Hobart’s head of food equipment – Europe, added: “We are very pleased Iain accepted our offer to join Hobart Cooking Solutions. Iain’s previous experience working with Falcon and Rational in the development of key accounts will help strengthen the Hobart Cooking Solutions strategy.

“Plus his knowledge of the UK’s distributor network, having been with ScoMac for 18 years and a past chairman of CEDA, gives a clear signal to the industry of Hobart’s continued commitment that our route to market will be via our distributor partners. The Hobart Cooking Solutions team is looking forward to welcoming Iain soon.”

Munro will start in July and he takes over from Simon Merrick who left the business in April to work within the coffee machine sector.

For further information on Hobart Cooking Solutions please follow them on Twitter at @HCS_Cook, see http://www.hobartuk.com/cooking or telephone 0844 888 7777.