Best Restaurant Equipment and Design, a Columbus, Ohio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, has appointed Michael Stasko as president and CEO.
Stasko succeeds Jim Hanson, who will become executive chairman of the company’s board.
The new head of the company is said to be an “industry veteran” who has served in various roles at Best over the years, including vice president, treasurer, and drafting and design manager.
Since 1987, Hanson has assumed the role of chairman of the board, president and CEO at Best. Hanson has also previously been employed as president of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association.
In his new role as executive chairman, Hanson will continue to chair the board of directors and collaborate with Stasko on longer-term strategic plans for the company and stay on top of sales at Best.
Founded in 1987 by Hanson, Stasko and Gene Yosick, Best is now owned by its employees.