Lancer Worldwide president EJ Morrow is stepping down from his position at the end of the month and leaving the foodservice equipment industry.
Mr Morrow is set to begin a new role as CEO of Clarus Corporation, an entity in the office furniture space.
The Hoshizaki-owned company said Mr Morrow “implemented and oversaw great changes that have positioned Lancer Worldwide well into the future of beverage dispensing and foodservice equipment” during his time with the business.
His departure is set to precipitate a restructuring of the manufacturer’s senior leadership team.
EVP Scott Adams will serve as global president on an acting basis. Mr Adams has worked closely with his predecessor in matters related to strategic product innovation and delivering a stronger organization for the post-pandemic era.
Meanwhile, Marc Phillis, managing director of EMEA, has been given leadership of global sales in addition to his current duties, while Brad Davis, director of applied technologies will lead the product management group.
John Hawkins, vice president of sustaining excellence, will assume overall leadership for the engineering team, with Ed Lilley, vice president of operations, taking on a supervise role for all Latin American and Mexico business units.
Elsewhere, Laurie Boxwell, managing director of the Australian and New Zealand businesses, will oversee the business in the Asian market.
Katsuhiro Kurimoto, director and senior executive officer at Hoshizaki, said: “Lancer Worldwide and Hoshizaki are wholeheartedly grateful to Mr Morrow for the foresight, vision and passion that he brought in to the organization. Mr Morrow has developed a strong leadership team that will carry on far into the future.”
A permanent successor to Mr Morrow will be announced soon.