Paul Anderson, managing director of Meiko UK, has been appointed vice chair of the Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) and chair of its revenue and marketing committee.
Anderson was previously chair of FEA's warewashing group, a role that will now be taken by Glenn Roberts, sales director at Winterhalter.
The moves comes after the imminent departure of the FEA's current vice chair, Simon Lohse, who is moving to take up a new position as head of Rational's operations in the Americas.
"It's been a pleasure to work with Simon and I'm sorry to see him go," said Steve Hobbs, chair of FEA. "His commitment and energy have been invaluable. Of course, this is an exciting opportunity for him and everyone at FEA wishes him the very best for the future.
"Meanwhile I'm delighted that Paul has agreed to take over Simon's roles. He's one of the most experienced foodservice equipment professionals in the industry and I know he'll do a brilliant job. Similarly, Glenn's expertise and know-how make him the perfect replacement as chair of the warewashing group."
The changes will take place over summer 2021.