Alissa Partee Joins Restaurant Technologies to Lead Talent Acquisition and Human Resources
MINNEAPOLIS – August 25, 2020 – Known for establishing high-performing teams, Alissa Partee has joined Restaurant Technologies as chief people officer, the company announced today.
Partee’s role at Restaurant Technologies, the top provider of foodservice cooking oil and hood and flue management solutions, will be to lead human resources and expand upon the company’s exceptional and growing talent base. In addition, she will oversee learning and development, diversity and inclusion, HR technology and total rewards.
Partee’s arrival follows the successful acquisitions of AutoMist and Grease Lock and an expanded employee base. The company now has 41 depots and more than 1,000 team members serving customers across the United States.
“We are very excited to have Alissa join our team,” said Jeff Kiesel, CEO of Restaurant Technologies. “Her experience with large distributed teams will help us as we blend our brands into one cohesive team focused on customer success, add new team members and strengthen our retention programs.”
Prior to Restaurant Technologies, Partee served as chief people officer for Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (including Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.). While there, the HR team transformed into true business partners – ensuring both leaders and team members felt empowered and supported throughout their careers.
In previous HR leadership positions at The Marvin Companies and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Partee was responsible for recruiting, motivating and retaining employees, with a key focus on modernizing talent and total rewards strategies at each.
“Joining Restaurant Technologies during this exciting time of growth gives me an opportunity to guide collaboration, reward and retention strategies, ensuring that company and team members both perform at their absolute best,” said Alissa Partee. “Restaurant Technologies’ mission of providing a safer work environment for foodservice employees across the country has and will continue to have a tremendous and positive impact on the industry. I am excited to help champion the company’s efforts.”
Restaurant Technologies is the leading foodservice industry partner, proudly serving more than 30,000 quick-service and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, universities and hospitals nationwide. Restaurant Technologies helps foodservice operators make safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable kitchens through their cooking oil and hood and flue management solutions. Total Oil Management automates the cooking oil process from storage and handling to filtration, monitoring and disposal of used cooking oil. AutoMist® automates hood and flue cleaning, and Grease Lock™ hood filters slow grease build-up. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company, currently operates 41 depots and has more than 1,000 employees serving customers across the United States. Visit www.rti-inc.com and follow us on Twitter @RTIoil, LinkedIn or Facebook.