Manitowoc Foodservice Announces New Ovens Leadership

Stevenson succeeds retiring Cutler

Published in CSP Daily News

John Stevenson

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Rick Cutler, vice president and general manager of the Ovens & Advanced Cooking, Americas unit of Manitowoc Foodservice, a division of The Manitowoc Co. Inc., has announced his retirement effective immediately. With Cutler's departure, Manitowoc Foodservice has appointed John Stevenson to succeed him.

The Ovens Group comprises the following brands within the Manitowoc Foodservice portfolio: Cleveland, Convotherm, Lincoln, Merco and Merrychef.

Cutler's 23 years of service to the company has been invaluable and during his tenure, he led the Cleveland brand to be the undisputed leader in steam cooking equipment.

Reporting directly to Phil Dei Dolori, executive vice president of Americas Cooking Solutions, Stevenson will be responsible for leading and growing the company's ovens business in North America.

Stevenson brings nearly 20 years of operations experience to his role. Most recently, he held the position of vice president sales and marketing with New Holland Agriculture. Prior to that, he served as the president and CEO of American LaFrance. He also held various operations and management roles with companies such as Freightliner, Volvo and MACK Trucks.

New Port Richey, Fla.-based Manitowoc Foodservice designs, manufactures and supplies food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. It offers customers operator and patron insights, collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and implementation support and service. The company has a portfolio of brands including Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, Fabristeel, Frymaster, Garland, Jackson, Kolpak, Kysor Panel Systems, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Multiplex, Merrychef, Servend, and Manitowoc Beverage Systems.

The Manitowoc Co. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer. It is a provider of cranes for the heavy construction industry. In addition, the Manitowoc, Wis.-based company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment, which includes 25 market-leading brands of hot- and cold-focused equipment. In 2011, Manitowoc's revenues totaled $3.7 billion.