Steve Loughton has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Jestic Foodservice Equipment after being invited to join the company by majority shareholder, Martin Beesley. Loughton, previously Managing Director at Manitowoc UK and, more recently at Standex Food Service Equipment, takes up his new position with immediate effect.
Loughton said: “I am delighted to have joined one of the industry’s most dynamic companies. I look forward to playing a pivotal role in the future development of Jestic Foodservice Equipment and to working with its team of exceptional foodservice professionals.”
Beesley will remain a key member of the business team in the newly created role of Director of Strategic Development and has no doubts that Loughton is the right man to take the company forward saying: “Steve is a very well known and hugely respected figure within the industry and has a wealth of experience in both the foodservice and retail sectors. His knowledge, experience and contacts will be vital as Jestic Foodservice Equipment looks to increase its presence in the marketplace and widen its relationships with dealers, consultants, specifiers and foodservice retailers.’
Jestic Foodservice Equipment was formed in 2005 and has been instrumental in the success of a number of leading catering equipment brands in the UK including Josper, Woodstone, Middleby Marshall, Henny Penny, Rotisol and Irinox. More recently it agreed distribution terms for bespoke range manufacturer Marrone and Vitamix high performance blending machines.