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Lincat appoints John Farrell as sales manager for Ireland

Lincat, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of commercial catering equipment, has appointed John Farrell as sales manager for the island of Ireland.

From 1 January 2013, John will be responsible for sales of all Lincat and FriFri equipment, through local dealers, to the company’s loyal Irish customer base. John will take up his new role following the retirement at Christmas of Thor Shilliday, who has represented Lincat in a similar way for several years.

Based in Dublin, John has acted as sales manager for Lincat’s parent company, the Middleby Group, for three years. He added Lincat’s sister company, IMC, to his portfolio earlier this year and is now looking forward to being able to offer Lincat and FriFri equipment to existing as well as new customers. He said…

“Lincat catering equipment is very well established here in Ireland, where caterers appreciate the quality of its design and manufacture. FriFri is currently less well known but I’m certain it has the potential to do well too. Though the economic climate is difficult here just now, I’m confident that dealers and their customers will respond well to such a great range of products, backed by fantastic support. I’m looking forward to this new challenge.”

John Farrell began his career in the commercial catering equipment sector with Whirpool. Having worked in technical and spares sales for the business’ domestic equipment arm, he was asked to head up the sales function in Ireland of the business’ new professional catering equipment division in 2005. Shortly afterwards he added the UK to his territory and spent 5 years working as Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland.

“It’s good to welcome John to our team”, said Tony Aston, Sales Director of Lincat Ltd. “We’re confident that he has both the experience and understanding to develop our customer base in Ireland and we wish him every success, with us, in the future.”

A keen sportsman in his spare time, John plays football competitively and golf, by his own admission, not quite so well! He is married with two children.

Lincat Ltd manufactures one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of catering equipment and water boilers. Products are sold in the UK and in over 50 countries worldwide through a comprehensive network of distributors. Lincat Ltd is a member company of the Middleby Corporation.

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