Manitowoc Foodservice has announced the retirement of Rick Cutler, vice president/general manager of its Ovens and Advanced Cooking-Americas unit, effective immediately, after 23 years of service to the company. He is being succeeded by John Stevenson, who comes from New Holland Agriculture, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, he served as president and CEO of American LaFrance and has also held various operations and management roles with companies such as Freightliner, Volvo, and MACK Trucks.
Stevenson will report directly to Phil Dei Dolori, executive vice president for Americas Cooking Solutions, and will be responsible for leading and growing the ovens business in North America. Manitowoc Foodservice's Ovens Group is composed of the Cleveland, Convotherm, Lincoln, Merco and Merrychef brands.