Manitowoc Foodservice designs, manufactures and supplies “best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market.” Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and operating 19 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries.

Gary Dykstra
Gary Dykstra

The company has announced that Gary Dykstra, VP sales buying groups, will retire at the end of this year. He will continue to serve as a consultant to the business. Chris Karssiens has been appointed to SVP sales US buying groups and will be replacing Dykstra in this role. Manitowoc Foodservice is also pleased to announce Phil Dei Dolori as SVP and general manager EMEA and APAC.

Karssiens has been with Manitowoc Foodservice for 18 years and held multiple leadership roles. He most recently served as SVP of APAC based in Singapore. In his new role, he will be responsible for Manitowoc Foodservice’s work with dealer buying groups, foodservice consultants, and government markets (GSA). He will report to Bob Wonder, SVP commercial Americas and will be located in New Port Richey, Florida. Earlier in his career, Karssiens worked at Scotsman, Culligan International, and Sara Lee.

Phil Dei Dolori
Phil Dei Dolori

Phil Dei Dolori will be assuming responsibility for the APAC region in addition to his current EMEA responsibility as SVP and general manager EMEA and APAC. Dei Dolori has been with Manitowoc Foodservice for nine years and has held different commercial and product leadership positions. He and his regional teams will focus on “growing the company’s relationships with current segments and creating new strategies to maximize sales of Manitowoc Foodservice’s product and systems offering in these regions.”