Chris Hellmann will drop the interim CCO label to join the organization in a permanent role
Mendota Heights, Minn., (October 5, 2023) – Chris Hellmann will officially join Restaurant Technologies as the Chief Commercial Officer and continue to lead all commercial functions for the organization including commercial operations, sales, marketing, and product.
Hellmann, who initially stepped into the CCO position on an interim basis in April, has proven the ability to streamline each department and create a more efficient business. The organization has since surpassed 37,000 customers, launched a company rebrand, and recently signed master service agreements with Wendy’s and Panda Express, among others.
“Chris has been invaluable over the last six months. His experience, industry knowledge, and vast network has set the organization up for success today and in the future,” said Jeff Kiesel, President & CEO. “We look forward to Chris building upon this success to lead our commercial operations, strengthen our external relationships, and continue delivering on our brand promise of top-of-the-line service and efficiency.”
Hellmann is a 30-year veteran of the foodservice industry. He began his career at BBDO and then transitioned to Coca-Cola where he progressed into various executive positions over his 29 years with the company. He spent his last five years with Coca-Cola as the Vice President and General Manager of the equipment innovation center including the Coca-Cola Freestyle business.
Hellmann will continue to play a vital part in Restaurant Technologies’ growth as it continues to expand and grow its Total Oil Management and AutoMist® solutions as the company heads towards 40,000 customers serviced by 41 depots nationwide.
“Organizations are successful when talented people are guided by a strong set of company values, focused on growth, and adding customer value. This is what makes Restaurant Technologies special.” said Hellmann. “When you pair that with the winning Total Oil Management and AutoMist solutions and the high potential of continued growth, there is no limit to where Restaurant Technologies can go.”
About Restaurant Technologies
Restaurant Technologies is the leader in the foodservice industry, proudly serving more than 36,000 quick-service and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, convenience stores, universities, and hospitals nationwide. A trusted partner since 1999, Restaurant Technologies helps foodservice operators make their kitchens safer, smarter, more efficient, and sustainable with innovative cooking oil management and hood grease prevention solutions. Total Oil Management automates the cooking oil process with always on bulk cooking oil delivery, filtration, monitoring, and recycling; AutoMist® eliminates grease for always clean hood and flues; and Grease Lock® hood filters block grease buildup. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company with 41 depots and over 1,300 employees serving customers across the United States.