BALTIMORE, Md. — Vulcan, provider of commercial cooking equipment, and parent company ITW Food Equipment Group (ITW FEG), has named Chris Stern as its vice-president and general manager of Cooking, North America, effective February 10. Mihyar Mohamed, who formerly held the position, will be transitioning to a leadership role in ITW’s Construction Products Segment.
Stern began his 23-years at Vulcan/ITW in marketing and was promoted through multiple marketing leadership roles before being named general manager of the Range Business Unit in 2006. Under his management, Vulcan solidified its leadership position in the commercial-range category, delivering consistent above-market growth, enabled by strong innovation and excellent operational execution. In 2015, Stern took on the additional responsibility of managing Vulcan’s Heated Holding business.
“Chris brings a wealth of cooking-industry experience to the role and his proven management and leadership skills position him well to lead Vulcan in achieving continued profitable growth,” says Mohamed. “I’m incredibly proud of where Vulcan is today and excited for the future based on our best-in-class products, operational excellence and the tremendous team we have in place.”