Ali Group company Carpigiani North America has promoted from within, naming Kami Poppen its new vice president of sales and marketing.
Poppen has 23 years of industry experience and will focus on the company’s distributor network, key accounts and educational programs, in addition to sales and marketing.
Her previous work with Ali Group includes roles like product development and equipment project management for ACP.
Carpigiani said that thus far Poppen, who joined the company in 2011, has been instrumental in growing the Mcdonald’s business and supporting the US general market sales.
Carpigiani North America president Penny Klingler, whom Poppen will report to, commented: “Kami brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our executive leadership team and we are looking forward to her driving our marketing and sales efforts in North America to new heights.
“Poppen’s extensive background and experience in the foodservice industry will be a valuable asset to the team as our company seeks to accelerate its growth year after year. We are thrilled to appoint her to this newly-created position.”
Poppen herself added: “I’m excited to expand my experience and career with Carpigiani, a company that has such a profound reputation for being the leader in frozen dessert equipment innovation and manufacturing. “I look forward to help driving Carpigiani’s growth in the market and ensure continuous and optimal client support, and also working more extensively with our educational programs.”