Hoshizaki Gram UK has appointed Andy Tucker as the latest member of its sales team.
Covering central and greater London, Tucker will to help build awareness of the brand and develop new end user partnerships across the foodservice channel.
He has a wealth of foodservice industry knowledge, with more than 37 years of practical experience.
Entering the industry as a kitchen porter of the tender age of 12, his career spans a diverse range of foodservice roles.
Having gained a his formal qualification at catering college, he then spent time as a banqueting manager, and a chef before becoming his own boss as publican at The Spotted Dog in Penshurst.
He continued to build his experience during the time he spent working as an area sales manager at Brakes, before being a regional sales manager for a number of major foodservice suppliers.
Glenn Roberts, MD at Hoshizaki Gram UK, comments: “Andy’s passion for foodservice shines through and we are confident his approach will be infectious and serve to further strengthen our customer relationships.
“His knowledge of the industry and understanding of the region’s specific needs will be invaluable to our team’s strategic needs as well as our end users.”
Tucker added: “Having really enjoyed the time I’ve spent in prime cooking, I’m looking forward to broadening my equipment experience, especially at such a key time for the industry with EU Ecodesign directive coming into force this summer.
“Hoshizaki Gram is already at the forefront of the very best technical development in foodservice and I am thrilled to join the business as it seeks to grow and expand further.”