Franke Foodservice Systems Inc., a provider of facility and equipment solutions for the quick-service industry, appointed Jeff Cook to executive vice president of business innovation. In this newly created position, Cook will direct the areas of research and development, global engineering, and business development.

Cook was most recently senior director of engineering and sustainability for Burger King Corporation. He has held engineering, business development, and management positions with Vulcan Hart, Welbilt, and Maytag.

“Jeff’s 20 years of experience with leading manufacturers in our industry, plus his role with one of the major chains, adds up to an excellent background for his new role,” says Hans Ott, president of Franke Foodservice Systems. “We know Jeff will create greater focus and accountability for our innovation and development projects and strengthen our position as the leading [quick-service] solutions provider.”

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