Welbilt Appoints New Vice President & Managing Director for Merrychef April 19, 2019

New Port Richey, FL - Welbilt is pleased to appoint Colin Lacey as ‘Vice President and Managing Director of Merrychef’, with immediate effect. 

Having worked at Welbilt for over 14 years, Colin has fulfilled various senior management positions within the company, most recently as ‘Vice President for Service, KitchenCare® EMEA Region’. In his new role, Colin will be responsible for further developing the Merrychef® brand, leading the product line globally and managing our Merrychef manufacturing operations.  

In his career in the foodservice equipment sector, Colin has developed a broad understanding of numerous departments including sales, service, operations and finance. He is also a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP). It was this expansive knowledge of Welbilt, Merrychef and the sector that made Colin the prime candidate for the role as Phil Dei Dolori, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Welbilt EMEA/APAC elaborates:  

"Colin’s 14 year long career with Welbilt makes him part of the company’s DNA. Having led successful projects from both a Welbilt and Merrychef perspective, Colin made for a natural choice when it came to appointing a new Vice President and Managing Director of Merrychef.  On behalf of the Welbilt team, I would like to congratulate Colin in his new endeavour and very much look forward to supporting him as he leads the Merrychef brand into its next growth phase."

Since designing their very first accelerated cooking oven in 1950, Merrychef now leads the way in high speed cooking technology, helping to transform kitchens around the world. Ushering in a new era of rapid, on-demand ordering, Merrychef is recognised as the foremost expert in the high-speed cooking sector, committed to meeting the growing demand for fast, flavourful food, without ever having to sacrifice quality or consistency. 

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About Welbilt, Inc.  
Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida and operating 20 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. We have approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.6 billion in 2018. For more information, visit  


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