Alto-Shaam’s senior vice president of general market sales, Jack Scott, is to retire at the end of 2022, bringing the curtain down on a 35-year career within the foodservice industry.
Scott began his industry career in 1987-introducing Alto-Shaam products in Australia and the Pacific Rim while working for a distributor.
In 1998, he returned to the United States as Alto-Shaam’s national accounts manager and western regional sales manager, while maintaining leadership of the Australia and Pacific Rim market.
He then advanced to national sales manager before being promoted to his current role.
“It’s been an honor to dedicate my career to Alto-Shaam and this industry,” Scott said on his retirement.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments of not only my general market sales team, but also my Alto-Shaam colleagues around the world. With heightened focus on the challenges and needs of operators, I know that Alto-Shaam will only continue to thrive and push the limits of what is possible for our industry.”
Scott has served as a prominent industry professional throughout his career, working with many industry leaders in organizations such as FCSI, AHF, MAFSI and FEDA.
Steve Maahs, president, and chief operating officer at Alto-Shaam, said: “Jack has dedicated decades of outstanding service and leadership to Alto-Shaam and the industry. His strategic leadership has not only positively impacted the growth of the industry and Alto-Shaam, but also so many of us who have been lucky to work with him, as the true friend and partner he is.”
Matt Webber will take over Scott’s post from 19 September and the pair will work closely together through to the end of December to ensure a seamless transition.
With more than 15 years of commercial appliance and sales leadership experience, Webber will lead and manage Alto-Shaam’s general market sales team in the successful execution of strategic objectives and growth targets.
He will plan, direct and coordinate the team in developing strong value-based relationships with customers, manufacturer’s representatives and dealer partners.