Welbilt has appointed Colin Lacey as vice president and MD of Merrychef, with immediate effect.
Having worked at Welbilt for over 14 years, Lacey has fulfilled various senior management positions within the company, most recently as vice president for service, KitchenCare EMEA region.
In his new role, he will be responsible for further developing the Merrychef brand, leading the product line globally and managing its manufacturing operations.
In his career in the foodservice equipment sector, Lacey has developed a broad understanding of numerous departments including sales, service, operations and finance. He is also a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP).
It was this expansive knowledge of Welbilt, Merrychef and the sector that made Lacey the prime candidate for the role, according to Phil Dei Dolori, senior vice president and general manager of Welbilt EMEA/APAC: “Colin’s 14 year-long career with Welbilt makes him part of the company’s DNA.
“Having led successful projects from both a Welbilt and Merrychef perspective, Colin made for a natural choice when it came to appointing a new vice president and MD of Merrychef. On behalf of the Welbilt team, I would like to congratulate Colin in his new endeavour and very much look forward to supporting him as he leads the Merrychef brand into its next growth phase.”