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Garbett retirement triggers massive Ali Group staff overhaul

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The Ali Group has undergone a massive staff overhaul, with a host of changes to personnel across its operating companies.

The changes were announced by Filippo Berti, the firm’s CEO, and will come into effect on September 1.

The first change involves the retirement of Tim Garbett, who has been president of ACP Inc. since 2006.

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Although Garbett will not fully retire until the end of the year, he will leave his role as president on September 1, staying on as chairman for the remainder of 2019.

Garbett’s position as president will be filled by 35-year foodservice equipment industry veteran Kevin Clark.

Clark has held various sales and marketing executive roles with a number of major foodservice equipment manufacturers and has served as President of Scotsman Ice Systems since 2015.

That role will now be taken over by Erik Nommsen who has been President of Champion in January 2016 – his second stint with the company.

In 2017, Nommsen was named chief executive officer of the Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division (Beverage-Air and Victory Refrigeration) and the Champion Group (Champion, Moyer Diebel, Bi-Line, and Trisys).

Since then he has managed both Groups, including oversight of sales, administration, product development and production.

Oscar Villa will now assume Nommsen’s old role of president of the Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division.

Villa joined the Ali Group North America – Refrigeration Division as chief financial officer in 2016 after serving as corporate controller for Ali Group North America in Chicago from 2014 to 2016.

During his tenure with the Refrigeration Division, Villa has been active in working with operations, engineering and sales to identify areas of improvement and achieving great results.

Will Means has been appointed in Nommsen’s other former role, as president of Champion Industries (Champion, Bi-Line, and Trisys).

Means has been company since June 2007, when he joined in a sales quoting role, and since then has advanced from regional sales manager to vice president of sales, and since September 2017 has served as general manager of Champion Industries.

Finally, Scott Cherevaty has been named president of Champion Moyer Diebel Canada.

Cherevaty originally joined Champion Industries as national sales manager in April 2004 and moved to the role of director of sales in January 2008.

In October 2010, he returned to Canada with his family and took on the role of vice president of sales, before being promoted to general manager of Champion Moyer Diebel Canada in November 2015.

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