Former Foster manager heads to Britannia

Britannia Kitchen Ventilation, a division of the Middleby Corporation, has hired Foster Refrigerator’s former projects business unit manager, Andrew Galeckyj, as commercial director for the UK and Export markets.

He will be responsible for market development, customer support and product innovation activities at Britannia.

An industry veteran of 30 years, Galeckyj’s Foster role saw him running a small sales team dedicated to the projects business unit, focusing on foodservice consultants, distributor network, kitchen design houses, blue chip end-users, contractors and contract caters. In June 2014 he received an award in recognition for services to the FCSI.

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“Andrew brings a wealth of experience, market savvy and gravitas to Britannia,” commented Najib H. Maalouf, Middleby’s European MD. "His proven track record will reposition Britannia and help it expand globally.”

Galeckyj added: “I am excited to take on this role and develop Britannia to a brand leader to match other leading brands within the Middleby Group. Britannia offers a market leading product with technical support to match. It is a great opportunity to get this message out there, and I am confident we will excel.”

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