Restaurant Technologies Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

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Chris Hellmann brings three decades of successful foodservice industry experience
to the organization

Mendota Heights, Minn., - April 24, 2023 - Restaurant Technologies (RT) has named Chris Hellmann Chief Commercial Officer and will lead all commercial functions for the organization including commercial operations, sales, marketing, and product.

Hellmann, who started with RT in early April, is a 30-year veteran of the foodservice industry with a proven track record of success. 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.

“Chris brings incredible depth in the industry and will be a key partner to our current and future customers.” said Jeff Kiesel, President & CEO. “We look forward to Chris refining every action we take with our customers and continue delivering on RT’s promise of top-of-the-line service and efficiency.”

Hellmann will play a vital part in RT’s growth as it continues to expand and grow its Total Oil Management and AutoMist® segments that exceeded 36,000 customers last year and is serviced by 41 depots nationwide.

“RT has had tremendous success over the last 25 years in the foodservice industry, but it feels like we are just getting started,” said Hellmann. “RT is customer focused and they have built and established several winning solutions with a high potential of continued growth. I am excited to see what we will accomplish together with the support of our winning team.”.

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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.