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Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 14:45

ITW Food Equipment Group Appoints Markus Glueck to Group President, Global Cooking

GLENVIEW, Illinois (Dec 10, 2020) – ITW Food Equipment Group, a global family of Industry leading commercial food equipment brands, has named Markus Glueck as Group President, Global Cooking effective January 1, 2021. Markus will oversee global management of the ITW Food Equipment Group family of cooking brands, including Vulcan, Gaylord, Elro, Bonnet Thirode and MBM.

"We are very pleased to welcome Markus to the ITW Food Equipment Group leadership team," said Axel Beck, Executive Vice President of ITW Food Equipment Group. "Markus brings a wealth of global industry experience and an impressive record of success leading operations and executing strategy. Markus will be instrumental in the strategic positioning of the Vulcan and Bonnet/Elro brands and fostering deep channel and customer engagement. Leveraging his substantial knowledge of the global cooking market, he will lead the acceleration of our global product innovation to deliver differentiated solutions to our customer base.”

Markus joins ITW Food Equipment Group after serving as EVP/CEO North America for Rational Cooking Systems since 2014. Before Rational, Markus was President/CEO and Board Member at WMF Americas. Markus earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Applied Science in Pforzheim, Germany, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, and a Doctor of Business Administration from the Swiss Business School in Zurich, Switzerland.

About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, is the brand behind the brands found in commercial kitchens, cafeterias, bakeries, delis and groceries around the world. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008, ITW Food Equipment Group embodies a family of premium brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Stero, Somat, Gaylord, Kairak and Peerless—covering nearly all your commercial food equipment needs, from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking, baking and ventilation to weighing and wrapping to dishwashing and waste disposal. Backed by our nationwide network of factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Explore ITW Food Equipment Group by visiting

Portrait picture of Markus Glueck, the new ITW Food Equipment group president