Vulcan’s parent company ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG) has announced the promotion of Chris Stern to the position of vice president and general manager of cooking, North America.
He takes over from former Vulcan vice president Mihyar Mohamed on February 10. Mohamed will transition to a leadership role in ITW’s construction products segment.
Stern has worked with Vulcan and ITW for 23 years, working in a number of roles. He began in marketing, moving to general manager of the range business unit and adding management of Vulcan’s heated holding business to his responsibilities.
Mihyar Mohamed who previously held Stern’s new role commented: “Chris brings a wealth of cooking industry experience to the role, and his proven management and leadership skills position him well to lead Vulcan in achieving continued profitable growth.
“I’m incredibly proud of where Vulcan is today and excited for the future based on our best in class products, operational excellence and the tremendous team we have in place.”
New Vulcan vice president Chris Stern himself added: “I will continue to execute Vulcan’s strategic roadmap to ensure Vulcan maintains its leadership position in the industry.
“With a commitment to innovation and developing equipment that addresses end-user pain points, we’ve set the industry standard in quality, reliability and performance.
“I am excited to continue to work with the industry’s best people to design, sell and market our products, and I look forward to ongoing business success.”