Kitchen equipment supplier Welbilt (previously Manitowoc) has appointed Jean-Paul Roudier to the role of vice president of sales for the EMEA region.
In his new role, he will assume responsibility for sales and distribution strategy for the EMEA region and will develop a solid team to continue driving strong sales and marketing performance and to strengthen relationships with customers.
Phil Dei Dolori, senior vice president and managing director for Welbilt, EMEA & APAC commented: “We’re delighted to appoint Jean-Paul as Welbilt’s Vice President of Sales for EMEA.
“He brings exceptional skill, understanding and knowledge of sales to the EMEA sales team and has helped achieve significant growth within challenging regions and emerging markets. We’d all like to congratulate Jean-Paul on his new role and wish him every success.”
Roudier first joined the company as vice president, sales for emerging markets in 2012.
In his previous position, he established sales operations in India and led sales teams in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Since 2012 he has also held direct responsibility for the Middle East Africa region where he has helped achieve significant growth.
Prior to joining Welbilt, Roudier held senior leadership roles in finance and HR for Manitowoc and Group Danone in France and in the US.
Welbilt, Inc. provides chefs and operators with fully-integrated kitchen systems and aftercare.
Headquartered in Florida, and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries.
It has approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.46 billion in 2016. Its portfolio of brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Delfield®, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®.