Welbilt has appointed Pere Taberner as vice-president for West Europe and Africa.
Taberner joined the Welbilt Group in 2006 after the organisation acquired Frau Foodservice, where he was managing director.
Since that time, he has been instrumental in developing a variety of new initiatives whilst driving both the international and global strategy.
He said: “The hospitality industry has been hit hard over the past 12 months and therefore the demand on suppliers to innovate and look at ways in which they can help their customers has never been greater.
“I am thrilled that Welbilt has already been pivotal in helping our customers not only develop their menus, but in many cases, help to completely change their delivery methods too.”
He added: “As the new vice-president of West Europe and Africa, I hope to build further on the support already given and to ensure that the learnings in each country are followed across the wider regions.”
Jean-Paul Roudier, vice president sales and marketing Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, said: “Pere is already an important and highly respected member of Welbilt’s Senior Leadership Team and therefore I am delighted to appoint him vice president of West Europe and Africa.
“Pere has been key to the successful development of many initiatives over the last 12 months that have helped customers react to the changing times, including a new system that allows all businesses within HoReCa to benefit from the significant growth in delivery and take-away.”
Taberner will start the role with immediate effect.