Manitowoc Foodservice appoints new CEO

Hubertus Muehlhaeuser has been brought in as the new CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice, starting on 3 August.

In his most recent corporate position, he was senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East at Agco Corporation, a global farm equipment producer, and was responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the company’s largest reporting unit, representing more than $5bn in revenue.

Through his 7-year tenure there, Muehlhaeuser held several other key leadership roles, including senior vice president and general manager of Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as general manager of Agco’s global engines business.

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Next to these roles, he held the position of senior vice president of strategy and integration driving the strategic roadmap and change in Agco for 7 years.

Prior to this he spent more than 10 years at Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy firm, where he was a partner and member of the global executive team, serving as MD of Swiss operations and as the global leader of the strategy and organisation practice.

Over the last several years, Muehlhaeuser has also been involved as a board member and investor in several privately held businesses.

Kenneth Krueger, Manitowoc board member commented: “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organisation. He has also established a proven track record of building and empowering teams to achieve enhanced performance.

“His multi-functional expertise, including operational execution, financial acumen, capital markets knowledge, and strong channel and brand management, will offer our Foodservice business a unique set of skills as it positions itself for long-term, sustainable growth. We welcome Hubertus to the team and have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc in the first quarter of 2016.”

Glen E. Tellock, chairman and CEO of Manitowoc, added: “Hubertus is a strong addition to the Foodservice team. His combination of strategic leadership and operational successes will be imperative as the business looks to capitalise on the significant opportunity ahead of it. I look forward to working closely with Hubertus over the coming months as we transition into two separate, market-leading businesses.”

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