Avanti Restaurant Solutions has appointed Gary Coburn to the role of chief operating officer.
In his new role Coburn will oversee the company’s business development, commercial kitchen project management and operations for national and regional restaurant chain clients and hospitality and retail foodservice operators .
He will also oversee the Avanti Design Studio, the company’s in-house team of design professionals.
Avanti CEO and founder, Mark Rossi, said: “Leveraging Gary’s vision, insight and forty-year experience in the hospitality industry will be invaluable to Avanti, as we build on the last 16 years of successful restaurant equipment, design and project management for clients across all 50 states and Canada.
“Gary has served as an owner, operator, design-build executive, franchisor and creator of dozens of concepts in hundreds of locations, and we are very excited about Gary’s unique abilities to help us continue to build Avanti’s leadership and business success with current and future clients.”
Coburn added: “Spending most of my career in the hospitality industry has taught me to be forward thinking, agile and quick to evolve.
“I was thrilled at the opportunity to join Avanti – a company whose very name means ‘Forward’ – and to work with Mark, to help the committed and dynamic team at Avanti become the best choice and first choice for clients increasingly looking for a top-quality, total-solution partner for their commercial kitchen projects.”
In addition to his role with Avanti, Coburn is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels, and acts as part of the Senior Serve Food Service Advisory Council, leading Strategic Planning.