|[March 17, 2014]
Kitchen Brains Continues to Grow
STRATFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Food service industry veteran Brian Jahnke has been named Kitchen
Brains® Vice President of Business Development covering European, Middle
Eastern and African markets (EMEA).
Hiring Jahnke, based in Freiburg, Germany, supports and expands Kitchen
Brains growth strategy initiated last year with the appointment of CEO
Timothy Lane. The ambitious plan includes continual support of current
customers as well as building distribution capabilities and bringing
value-added solutions to new markets and new and existing hospitality
and food service partners.
"We are delighted Mr. Jahnke joined our efforts to bring Kitchen Brains
technology such as the Smart Commercial Kitchen to even more customers
across EMEA," said Christian Koether, Vice President of Kitchen Brains.
"He is a seasoned international sales and business development executive
with a proven track record in servicing clients' needs."
Jahnke has vast experience in setting up and expanding intenational
markets. He was previously Director of International Sales EMEA at
CookTek LLC, manufacturer of high-end induction cooking, holding and
delivery equipment, and Interim Manager for various SMEs looking to grow
The announcement elicited praise from Bosko Nikolic, Senior Director
Design & Construction, McDonald's Middle East Development Company.
"I was pleased to hear of Brian's new appointment at Kitchen Brains.
Great technology meets great business development for a winning
strategy," said Nikolic.
To learn more about Kitchen Brains, visit www.KitchenBrains.com.
About Kitchen Brains®
Kitchen Brains®, a member of LonMark and Zigbee Alliance (News - Alert), is a pioneer
and global leader in the development and deployment of integrated,
end-to-end, wireless M2M networking solutions and SAAS applications for
the commercial kitchen/food service industry. Known for its line of
innovative cooking timers and process controllers, Kitchen Brains
technology connects all components of food preparation--refrigeration,
cooking, rethermalization, baking, and holding--into a seamless
environment managed and accessible, even remotely, from anywhere. The
Kitchen Brains' product line streamlines equipment diagnostics,
maintenance and service, while reducing operating costs and increasing
sales for retail and OEM providers such as Manitowoc Foodservice Group,
Middleby Corporation, Wendy's, Yum! Brands, McDonald's and other leading
food service establishments around the world. Included under the Kitchen
Brains umbrella are the (FAST (News - Alert).), SCK® and Modularm brands.
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