Montague Appoints Regional Sales Manager for the Central U.S.

Hayward, Calif. — The Montague Company, manufacturer of some of the world’s finest commercial cooking equipment, has hired Dede Kramer as regional sales manager for the Central U.S. An industry veteran, Kramer comes to Montague with an impressive 30-year history

Ice-O-Matic Makes Strategic Personnel Changes

Denver — Alex Tappé, vice president of sales and marketing at Ice-O-Matic, has announced strategic organizational changes to the company’s sales team that are effective immediately. Scott Meyer will no longer be the regional manager for Colorado. Meyer is moving

Addilan Group Launches to Elevate Facility Services 

Hatfield, Pa. — Addilan Group is a new, national multi-site facility maintenance company, supporting a wide variety of commercial businesses — including retail and restaurants — with a focus on service and communication. The vision is to build long term

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts has welcomed Derek Koontz as the Mid-Atlantic territory manager. Koontz will cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of

BOSS Facility Services Inc. Opens New Headquarters

Hauppauge, N.Y. — On September 5, 2019, BOSS Facility Services Inc. opened its new corporate headquarters. The company moved from a 7,500-square-foot office into a new 31,000-square-foot facility. BOSS FSI, which specializes in facility maintenance, management and construction, has invested

Master-Bilt Names New Vice President of Sales

New Albany, Miss. — Master-Bilt®, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, has named Steve Gill as vice president of sales, effective September 3, 2019, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group.

Carpigiani North America Promotes New President

Winston-Salem, N.C. — According to Andrea Cocchi, CEO of Carpigiani Group and Ali Group for EMEA and APAC Regions, Penny Klingler has been promoted to president of Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group Company. The position was effective September 1,

HOODZ International: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Keith Turner —     R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Keith Turner: HOODZ was started in 2009 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. R&R: What is your

Telgian Fire Safety Appoints Vice President, Operations

Phoenix — Telgian Fire Safety has appointed Terrence Magee as its new vice president, operations. He will be responsible for the customer service and customer care operations for the fire and life safety testing, inspections and repair company. Magee brings

Filta Promotes Tom Dunn to CEO, Rob Totten to COO

Orlando, Fla. — Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions (Filta), the world’s restaurant kitchen and hospitality leader in active fryer management and environmental sustainability, has promoted two executives. Tom Dunn, formerly COO and a 20-year veteran of the franchise industry, assumes responsibility

MaintenX to Make Connections at ‘Connexion’ Events Across U.S.

Tampa, Fla. — MaintenX is a Platinum sponsor of Connex’s Connexion event this October in Southern California. Connex, formerly PRSM, has reorganized its midyear show into three intimate and interactive events across the U.S. Beginning in Long Beach, Connexion Events

Quest Partners with Buffalo Wild Wings to Handle Waste & Recycling

The Colony, Texas — Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a national leader in environmental reuse, recycling and waste disposal services, has added Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the largest American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise, which is owned by

Vixxo Names President, Customer and Field Operations

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Vixxo, a leader and innovator in facilities management, has named Chris Karp as its president, customer and field operations. Karp will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company’s client delivery operations, both at

Restaurant FinTech Company Tabulate Appoints New CEO

Austin, Texas — Tabulate, an all-in-one financial software, business intelligence and bookkeeping service for restaurants, has appointed Monte Beck as chief executive officer. He brings over 25 years of c-level experience to Tabulate and will lead the team as it

KBS Acquires PE Facility Solutions (Pristine Environments)

Oceanside, Calif. — Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS), a leading North American provider of technology-enabled, integrated facility management services to the industrial, commercial, logistics, retail and grocery sectors, has acquired PE Facility Solutions, LLC (“Pristine”), a provider of facility management,

Ace Hardware Selects Deputy for People Management and Scheduling

Atlanta — Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the world, has selected Atlanta-based tech startup Deputy as its recommended people management and scheduling solution to its community of store owners and managers. “Not only does it take less

Real Savings

— By Ted Stouch — The financial benefits of converting parking lot lighting to LED.   Anyone who has been in any part of the facility business, for even a short amount of time, has read, talked about or spoken

Proactive Protocols

— By Megan Varano — Changing the game from reactive to proactive facility maintenance protocols. The last decade-plus has brought tremendous change in the FM industry. It’s been thrilling to be part of the evolution. Working on both the retail

Let’s Pave Appoints New President and Partner

Oak Brook, Ill. — Let’s Pave, LLC, a leading national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, has hired veteran industry executive Jeff Lax to join the company as president and partner. Lax was most recently president and CEO of

Alloy LED Expands Operations with East Coast Distribution Center

Emeryville, Calif. — Alloy LED, a California-based manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting, has expanded its operations to the East Coast with a new distribution center in North Carolina. The center currently serves its customers in the southeastern United States.

Service Management Group Partners with Sally Beauty

Kansas City, Mo. — Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer experience management, employee experience and brand research partner to more than 500 brands, has established a new partnership with global beauty products retailer Sally Beauty. The specialty retailer chose

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP of Finance

New Albany, Miss. — Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) has named John Richardson as vice president of finance for the Refrigerated Solutions Group, effective June 24, 2019, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of RSG. In his new role, Richardson

Texas Movie Theater Chain Partners with Shooter Detection Systems (SDS)

Rowley, Mass. — Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the security industry’s leading gunshot detection solutions provider, has partnered with a Texas movie theater company, which has installed the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in its chain of multi-cinema movie theaters