Milan and Chicago- January
11, 2013 -- Scotsman Industries, recently acquired by
the Ali Group, will remain a US-based global group reporting to Ali Group North
America. Responsibilities held by Dave
McCulloch and Dave Wrench, as CEO and CFO respectively of Scotsman Industries,
will be absorbed by Filippo Berti and Christa Miller, CEO and CFO of Ali Group
North America, at the end of the planned transition period on February 15th,
2013. Scotsman Industries’ senior executives, Kevin Fink, Rich Gleitsmann,
Emanuele Lanzani and their management teams will all remain in place.
Luciano Berti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Ali Group,
would like to thank Dave McCulloch and Dave Wrench for their leadership and
contributions to Scotsman Industries over the years, and for their assistance
to Ali management in its successful acquisition and smooth transition of the
business. We wish them all the best in the future." Dave McCulloch added: “I am delighted that Scotsman Industries is now
part of the Ali Group and can benefit from being part of one of the largest
foodservice equipment companies in the world.
Dave Wrench and I have thoroughly enjoyed our tenure and wish Scotsman
Industries and the Ali Group continued success in the future”.
About ALI Group
The ALI Group, an Italian
corporation founded 50 years ago, is headquartered in Milan, Italy.
The company, through its
subsidiaries, designs, manufactures markets and services a broad line of
commercial and institutional foodservice equipment used by major restaurant and
hotel chains, independent restaurants, hospitals, schools, airports,
correctional institutions, canteens, etc.
The ALI GROUP operates globally
through 72 brands and 8000 employees located in 26 different countries, and, in
terms of sales, is one of the world’s two largest groups in this industry. It
has 53 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries and sales and service
subsidiaries in Europe, North America, Russia, Japan, China, Singapore, the
Middle East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.