ITW snares former Rational exec to run its global cooking equipment business


ITW Food Equipment Group has named former Rational executive Markus Glueck as group president for global cooking, effective January 1, 2021.

Glueck will oversee global management of the ITW Food Equipment Group family of cooking brands, including Vulcan, Gaylord, Elro, Bonnet Thirode and MBM.

“We are very pleased to welcome Markus to the ITW Food Equipment Group leadership team,” said Axel Beck, executive vice president of ITW Food Equipment Group.

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“Markus brings a wealth of global industry experience and an impressive record of success leading operations and executing strategy. Markus will be instrumental in the strategic positioning of the Vulcan and Bonnet/Elro brands and fostering deep channel and customer engagement.

“Leveraging his substantial knowledge of the global cooking market, he will lead the acceleration of our global product innovation to deliver differentiated solutions to our customer base.”

Glueck joins ITW Food Equipment Group after serving as EVP/CEO North America for Rational Cooking Systems since 2014.

Before Rational, he was president and CEO at WMF Americas.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Applied Science in Pforzheim, Germany, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lincoln in the UK, and a Doctor of Business Administration from the Swiss Business School in Zurich, Switzerland.

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