Grindmaster-Cecilware Adds to Sales Team

Kuh, Stratton move to regional sales director positions; Haimes named Northeast VP

Published in CSP Daily News

Kristian Kuh

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Grindmaster-Cecilware (GMCW), manufacturer of cold, hot and frozen beverage dispensing equipment, has announced a number of personnel changes to its sales team.

Kristian Kuh has been named Western U.S. area sales director, responsible for managing all sales activities in the Western portion of the United States with all sales personnel and manufacturer rep groups reporting to him.

Most recently, Kuh worked as a sales and marketing consultant in the foodservice, toy and hobby and athletic apparel industries. Prior to that, he served as Prince Castle Worldwide's key account manager. He also held the position of manager of market development and research for IMI Cornelius.

Frank Coronado, who previously managed the Western U.S. region, will be shifting his focus to the growth and development of key Latin American markets.

Meanwhile, Kenny Stratton has been appointed Central U.S. area sales director, similarly responsible for managing all sales activities, sales personnel and manufacturer rep groups in the Central portion of the country. Stratton most recently held the position of director of business development for Franke Coffee Systems, where he led strategic customer solutions development for national accounts and managed the training of manufacturer rep groups in target markets. Prior, Stratton was district sales manager for Bunn.

Keith Enscoe, who previously managed the Central region, will be shifting his focus to the growth and development of key national accounts.

David Haimes is also joining the GMCW sales team as area vice president, Northeast. Haimes will be responsible for the growth, development and profitability of the Northeast portion of the United States, with all sales personnel and manufacturer rep groups in this area reporting to him. With a long history with GMCW, Haimes was originally an independent rep for Cecilware, during which time he focused on military and government contracts. He was later hired by Cecilware as a special projects manager, then went on to assume the role of vice president of operations for the Cecilware Long Island City manufacturing facility.

GMCW is based in Louisville, Ky., with locations in New York, Illinois and Thailand. The company is owned and managed by BNY Mezzanine Partners LP. GMCW offers a selection of beverage equipment and a complementary foodservice equipment line for a single-source equipment solution for the industry.