Scotsman Industries, the world’s largest commercial ice machine company, announced today that Rich Gleitsmann has joined the organization as interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, reporting to Kevin Fink, Group Managing Director-Americas.
Gleitsmann has more than 10 years’ experience in the foodservice industry. He has served as president of ITW Food Equipment Group and before that as president of Hobart Corp.
Gleitsmann has a master of Business Administration degree and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former Marine Corps officer and a decorated Vietnam veteran.
“We are excited to have Rich’s vast experience and knowledge of the foodservice industry,” said Fink.
With six manufacturing facilities, 10 major sales offices, 1,000-plus distributors, more than 5,000 service technicians and sales in more than 100 countries, Scotsman Industries Inc. is the largest commercial ice machine company in the world. The company is owned by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.