UK: Adande Refrigeration has appointed global sales director Karl Hodgson as MD. He replaces founder Ian Wood, who is turning his knowledge and expertise on engineering and development.
Hodgson, who has been with Adande since 2009, can call on over 25 years’ experience in the foodservice sector. His career began at catering equipment company Taylor Freezer UK in 1997, moving on to spend nearly nine years as regional sales manager at Servequip.
“Karl will replace current managing director Ian Wood allowing Ian to focus his knowledge and expertise on engineering and development across the Adande Group of companies, including Adande Aircell Ltd, where the growth of Aircell technology for powering open display retail cabinets is accelerating,” explained Adande Group executive chairman Nigel Bell.
“As the Adande Group of companies continues to grow, it is important we continue to strengthen the leadership team in key company areas. Karl brings deep experience and proven commercial and management skills together with an unwavering commitment to the Adande Refrigeration business. It is vital that we continue the explosive growth out of the covid period and achieve our company goals over the next 24-48 months. The board believe that Karl is the right person to lead the business, known for its unique sustainable drawers, in delivering that.”