Published on: July 20, 2017

Chris Jones took over as Managing Director of Lincat, the world-leading manufacturer of commercial catering equipment, following the departure of Nick McDonald this month.

Nick joined Lincat as Marketing Manager in 1996. He was promoted to Marketing and Export Director in 2000 and to Managing Director in 2013. During his time, Nick has seen the company’s turnover dramatically increase, and the product range expanded from 250 items to more than 600 today. Nick had an instrumental role in the launch of new product ranges, namely, the heavy duty Opus 800 range and the new series of FilterFlow automatic fill water boilers.

Nick said “with the success of the recently introduced products and programs, I feel the company is doing well and the groundwork is laid for a great future. I thank my colleagues for their support and wish Chris every success”.

Chris Jones joined Lincat in 2010 as regional sales manager. He was promoted to National Account Manager in 2013 and to the Director of Distributor Sales in 2016.

Chris said “It’s an honour to be at the helm of this great company. I thank Nick for everything he has done for Lincat. My aim is to continue to grow sales and profits through a combination of new product development, expansion of markets and increase in market share”.

Najib Maalouf, European Managing Director of Middleby Corporation, Lincat’s parent company, commented: “I am pleased with Lincat’s performance since its acquisition in 2011, and I thank Nick for his leadership over the last three years. Middleby continues to invest in Lincat and looks forward to seeing it reach new heights with Chris in whom I have great confidence.”

Based in Lincoln in the UK, Lincat manufactures products for cooking, holding and food display, which are supplied to commercial kitchens of every kind across the globe. In addition to Opus 800, Lincat’s brands include: Opus Combi Steamers, Silverlink 600, Lynx 400, FriFri, FilterFlow, Panther and Seal. 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.