Chris Jones handed reins of two more prominent Middleby brands

28 Sep 23

Middleby’s European group president Chris Jones has been handed additional responsibility for two of the foodservice equipment giant’s top European brands.

He will now take the helm of Sveba Dahlen, based in Sweden, and Houno, based in Denmark, further expanding his influence over Middleby’s continental business.

Mr Jones also oversees Lincat and Middleby UK, as well as Middleby subsidiaries in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Middleby Worldwide’s European sales organisation.

Under his leadership, Middleby has been expanding its operations in the European market through targeted investment in sales resources and infrastructure.

Earlier this year it unveiled a state-of-the-art culinary centre in Madrid, where dealers and operators can test equipment from more than 30 Middleby brands.

Mr Jones told Catering Insight he was delighted to be overseeing Sveba Dahlen and Houno.

“Middleby is a great business, but it is the people and our partners that make it a fantastic business.

“I am truly excited about this next part of the journey ahead and what we can all achieve together. Sveba Dahlen and Houno are both premium brands, and we look forward to what the future holds.”