Ex-Hobart service chief settles into Hubbard post

Hubbard Ice Systems, the distributor for Scotsman ice machines in the UK, has confirmed the appointment of Simon Aspin as commercial director designate.

Aspin took up the role at the start of this month and has been hired to take over from commercial director Chris Davis who retires in August 2013 after a long career with the company.

Aspin is well known within the catering equipment services sector after working for manufacturers such as Hobart, Winterhalter and Williams Refrigeration.

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He said it was a “great pleasure” to have joined one of the industry’s most established names. Scotsman was recently taken over by Ali Group, which bought the company from its private equity owners.

“Like everyone in our industry, I know Scotsman as one of the cornerstones, and Hubbard Ice Systems reputation for quality allied with high performance,” he said. “I hope that my wide-ranging experience can help both Hubbard Ice Systems, and the Scotsman brand continue to lead the UK ice making market from the front.”

Aspin’s most recent role was at Hobart UK Service, where he held the post of sales and marketing manager.

Chris Davis said: “I am pleased to be handing the baton over to such a strong and well-grounded team player. As the UK distributor of the world’s leading brand of ice machines, working for Hubbard Ice Systems carries a certain prestige as well as posing its share of high-level responsibilities, which we believe Simon will easily grasp as well as bringing his own individual style”.

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