Hobart managing director to retire after 40 years

13 November 2013 by
Hobart managing director to retire after 40 years

Ian Garner, managing director of Hobart Cooking Solutions, is to retire after nearly 40 years with the company.

Having spent 39 years as part of the UK operation, Garner initially worked with the accounts team and in sales, before becoming sales director in 1994, director for sales and marketing in 1997, and managing director in 1999.

Most recently he helped the firm through its acquisition with ITW, and also helped centralise and restructure the business in Peterborough. Upon his departure at the end of 2013, he will leave three clear divisions in place: cooking, service and warewashing.

He has said that he would like to continue to "make a contribution" after he retires. He said: "Having overseen the smooth transition and successful implementation of the new organisation, I feel the time is right for me to make the move. I retain my passion and enthusiasm for the industry."

Steve Brown, Hobart's president of cooking Europe, said: "I would like to thank Ian for his outstanding contribution to Hobart over the past 39 years and for his commitment, enthusiasm and energy. I wish him well for the future as he looks forward to being able to dedicate more time to his family and hobbies."

Hobart's successor is expected to be announced soon.

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