Ex-Hobart president joins Scotsman

Scotsman Industries has announced the appointment of former Hobart global chief Rich Gleitsmann as the president of its Scotsman Ice Systems business.

Gleitsmann has more than 10 years experience in the foodservice industry. As well as president of Hobart Corporation he also served as president of ITW Food Equipment Group.

Scotsman, the world’s largest commercial ice machine company, said Gleitsmann would report to Kevin Fink, group managing director – Americas.

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“We are excited to have Rich’s vast experience and knowledge of the foodservice industry,” said Fink.

Gleitsmann has a Master of Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkley. He is a former Marine Corps officer and a decorated Vietnam Veteran.

With six manufacturing facilities, 10 major sales offices, 1,000-plus distributors and more than 5,000 service technicians, Scotsman Industries sells its ice machines and associated equipment into more than 100 countries.

The company is owned by private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

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