Henny Penny shakes up senior management to accelerate scaling pace


Frying equipment manufacturer, HennyPenny, has announced changes to its executive leadership team.

The company’s continued growth has challenged senior management to accelerate the pace of scaling the business.

To help address the challenge, Rob Connelly, CEO at Henny Penny, is promoting two “proven” leaders, Steve Maggard and Carolyn Wall, to executive vice president.

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Maggard previously served as senior vice president of operations and has been with the firm since 1982.

In his new role as executive vice president, Maggard is responsible for day-to-day operations on a global scale.

This includes: engineering, new product development, parts, production (in Eaton, Ohio and Suzhou, China), quality assurance and supply chain.

Wall previously served as chief people officer and has been with Henny Penny since 2008.

In her new role as executive vice president, Wall will manage global day-to-day responsibilities for the company’s support functions including: brand, finance, human resources, IT, legal and product management.

CEO Connelly, said: “I am fortunate to work alongside a diverse and talented team where I have the opportunity to elevate two leaders who can manage our day-to-day operations as I focus on achieving our vision and building our People First culture.

“This structure change will make us better by allowing Steve and Carolyn to focus on what they do best: leading their teams to execute with excellence.”

Also, the company has recently honored its partner TriMark Strategtic with the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ award at the companies’ last distributor meeting.

Eaton-based Henny Penny provides premium foodservice equipment solutions in more than 100 countries to high-volume kitchens, including QSRs and casual dining chains; healthcare facilities; supermarkets; and more.

Founded in 1957, Henny Penny became an employee-owned company in 2014.

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