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Nava joins Nieco with considerable expertise in domestic and international foodservice equipment business development

Nieco® has hired equipment industry veteran Guido Nava as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this position, Nava will lead and direct the day-to-day operations of domestic and international sales and business development for Nieco®.

Nava will report directly to Jaime Nau, President of Nieco. “Guido Nava has been enthusiastically recommended by our key accounts. We are so excited to have him join our passionate team and look forward to continued service and success together.”

Nava joins Nieco® with over two decades of distinguished experience in the foodservice industry. He brings extensive expertise in all aspects of sales and account management, marketing, strategic planning, and leadership. His enthusiasm for the customer relationship and journey makes him an ideal fit for Nieco, where commitment to customer success has guided operational excellence for over half a century, with partnerships that have endured throughout.

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Guido Nava was raised in a small village in northern Italy and earned his law degree from Milan University. He began his career as an Area Manager for a multi-national spa brand, where he increased revenue by an impressive 360%. Nava worked for the Cornelius Family of Food & Beverages for over 12 years, in a variety of positions of increased responsibility. Over his tenure, he managed high profile Key Account customers for many familiar international brands.

In 2013, he relocated from Italy to Chicago, IL, USA. He served as as Director of Business Development for Global RBI brands beginning in 2017. Nava loves to travel, run, ride his bike, watch his two children play soccer, and played semi-professional hockey for 18 years.

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Established in 1905, Nieco® has an enduring legacy of quality sheet metal and equipment manufacturing. Nieco® has been designing and hand-building innovative automatic kitchen equipment in beautiful Northern California since 1969 when the first automatic broiler was installed in Disneyland’s iconic Tomorrowland Terrace. Since then, Nieco has built and sold more than 85,000 broilers around the world.

Nieco® equipment helps restaurants save money on energy costs and increase quality, speed and consistency of service. Nieco® is a brand of the Middleby Corporation.

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