Duke Manufacturing Co., a foodservice equipment design and manufacturer, named COO David Marvel as its new president. He will continue to report to Jack Hake, chairman and CEO.
As president, Marvel will be responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day business activities and will work closely with the executive team to achieve its strategic and financial objectives. In addition to executing the company’s overall strategy, he will be responsible for expanding its commercial presence across all of their market segments worldwide.
“In 2010, Dave was brought into Duke’s executive management team as our chief operating officer,” Hake says. “Over the last four years, he has developed a deep understanding of our business and has consistently demonstrated the skills, abilities, and experience to lead the company to even greater success.”
Prior to joining Duke, Marvel had a 27-year career with Olin Corporation where he held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales, and operations. In addition to managing several businesses units, Marvel spent three years in Shanghai managing Olin’s Asian operations with emphasis on strategy and business development.
Tom LaMantia joins Duke as EVP of global operations and will report to Marvel and join him as a member of the executive team. As EVP, LaMantia will work closely with the executive team on strategy development and will be responsible for providing critical direction to operations and new product development teams throughout the world.
“Tom will provide the company with valuable strategic input, needed global operational expertise, and continued focus on developing innovative product solutions,” Marvel says. Tom’s passion and experience will help lead the company to the next level of operational excellence and prepare us for the explosive growth we are seeing in the international markets.”
Prior to joining Duke, LaMantia was president of Watlow and worked for Fortune 500 Companies GE and Honeywell.