Restaurant Technologies Expands Executive Team

by Katie Lee

MinneapolisRestaurant Technologies, an award-winning provider of oil management to foodservice operators, has appointed two new executive leaders: Amy O’Neil, vice president of operations; and Lori Wall, vice president of human resources. The company also has promoted Bruce Atkinson, vice president of information technology.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amy, Lori and Bruce, who will collectively aid in Restaurant Technologies’ continued growth and innovative leadership,” says Jeff Kiesel, CEO, Restaurant Technologies. “We are confident each will contribute to the company’s success to deliver even more value and support to this ever-changing industry.”

As the new vice president of operations, O’Neil brings 20 years of unique experience to Restaurant Technologies. Recognized for her leadership as the senior vice president of operations for Caribou Coffee, O’Neil was instrumental in scaling the business to 500-plus outlets during her 16-year career. She plans to optimize Restaurant Technologies’ operational model to ensure customers receive the support needed to create safer, smart kitchens.

Wall, the new vice president of human resources, has more than 25 years of experience in her field. She also dealt with shared services and finance in her previous career at Cargill, Taylor Corporation, Chubb Insurance and Northbrook Insurance.

The promotion of Atkinson to vice president of information technology and chief information officer reflects his dedication and expertise in delivering innovative technology solutions to support safer, smarter kitchens by leveraging the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing. Atkinson joined Restaurant Technologies in 2015 and holds a variety of global leadership positions with renowned companies including Thomson Reuters and NorthStar Education Services.

Mendota Heights, Minn.-based Restaurant Technologies is a leading provider of cooking oil management and back-of-house fire safety solutions to more than 24,000 national quick-serve and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, universities and hospitals. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Restaurant Technologies

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