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New VP for Welbilt

Welbilt has today announced the appointment of Colin Lacey as Vice President and Managing Director 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, Lacey will be responsible for further developing the Merrychef brand, leading the product line globally and managing our Merrychef 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.

Phil Dei Dolori, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Welbilt EMEA/APAC, elaborated, “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 Managing Director 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.”

Since designing their very first accelerated cooking oven in 1950, Merrychef now leads the way in high speed cooking technology, helping to transform cooking kitchens around the world. Ushering in a new era of rapid, on-demand ordering, Merrychef is recognised as the foremost experts in the high-speed cooking sector, committed to meeting the growing demand for fast, flavourful food, without ever having to sacrifice quality or consistency.