Matt Wise has been promoted to president of Imperial Range.
In this role he will lead brand strategy and oversee the day-to-day activities of sales, engineering, accounting and operations at the company’s Californian facility.
He succeeds long-time Imperial CEO Peter Spenuzza, who retired at the end of 2021.
Imperial was acquired by Middleby Corporation last year.
Steve Spittle, chief commercial officer at Middleby, said: “With more than 25 years at Imperial Matt is deeply knowledgeable and highly respected within the industry. He has built deep trust with key customers and has proven to be a highly effective leader within Imperial.
“Matt has had made significant contributions during his tenure including the development of Imperial’s world-class manufacturing facility. He has also been responsible for the introduction of many new, innovative products to the marketplace.
“We are confident the broad experience Matt brings to his new role will be an asset not only to the Imperial brand, but to all of Middleby.”
Wise joined Imperial in 1986 and has held many positions within the company, most recently chief operating officer.