VERNON HILLS, Ill.— July 26, 2011—Scotsman Ice Systems has named Alex Carayannopoulos as director, healthcare sales in Vernon Hills, Ill. Carayannopoulos brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and foodservice industries and will focus his efforts on the sale of Scotsman’s commercial ice makers and TouchFree® ice dispensing machines, including the soft, chewable nugget and flake ice, a favorite for patient care in hospitals and healthcare-related facilities.
Carayannopoulos joins Scotsman from Plymold, a division of Foldcraft Company, where he was division sales director for foodservice. In this role, he cultivated long-lasting relationships with healthcare organizations and commercial foodservice equipment dealers.
“Alex’s leadership and proven industry experience have prepared him to expand our market share in healthcare,” said Denis Griesmer, vice president of sales and marketing, Scotsman Ice Systems. “His years as vice president of sales at Lakeside Geneva Manufacturing and The Brewer Company will serve us well in our sales collaboration with hospitals, assisted living and healthcare-affiliated companies.”
Carayannopoulos has worked with leading healthcare organizations including Premier, HealthCare Purchasing Partners International, SSM Health Care, Aurora Health Care and Health Services Corporation of America acquired by MedAssets. Carayannopoulos is an active member of the American Society of Healthcare Foodservice Administrators, Healthcare Manufacturers Marketing Council, and the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). Carayannopoulos maintains NAFEM’s Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) credentials.
"Alex’s goal is to align our resources here at Scotsman with the transforming healthcare segment,” said Mark McClanahan, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. "He brings valuable insights into the patient satisfaction challenges that hospitals, nurses, healthcare foodservice and other healthcare providers face every day. Scotsman’s broad platform of ice solutions provides healthcare facilities with the best ice equipment where it is needed and increases patient comfort and satisfaction."
About Scotsman Ice Systems
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2011, Scotsman earned the Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design by ENERGY STAR®. Offering more than 60 ENERGY STAR® qualified models, Scotsman Prodigy® ice machines incorporate superior designs which reduce energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. Also, in 2010, Scotsman was the recipient of the Overall Best-in-Class award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine, as well as the Best-in-Class award as voted by Dealers. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.