Board of Directors

Cynthia M. Egnotovich , , , Chairperson of the Board
Corporate Governance Committee, Chair

Ms. Egnotovich has served as Chairperson of our Board and chairperson of the Corporate Governance Committee since the Spin-Off in March 2016. Ms. Egnotovich served as a director of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“MTW”) from 2008 until the Spin-Off and also served as Chair its Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. She served as President, Customer Service of Aerospace Systems of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) from 2012 until her retirement in 2013. United Technologies Corporation (UTC), headquartered in Hartford CT, is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. The UTC Aerospace Systems Customer Service organization focused on program management of customer long-term agreements, sales, and technical support. Previous to her position with UTC, Ms. Egnotovich was Vice President (2002 to 2012) and Segment President, Nacelles and Interior Systems (2007 to 2012) of Goodrich Corporation. Goodrich Corporation was a leading aerospace manufacturer, located in Charlotte, NC, that was acquired by UTC in 2012. Ms. Egnotovich previously served as Segment President, Engine Systems (2005 to 2007); Segment President, Electronic Systems (2003 to 2005); and Segment President, Engine and Safety Systems (2002 to 2003), all at Goodrich Corporation. Ms. Egnotovich held other positions of increasing responsibility since joining Goodrich in 1986. Ms. Egnotovich also serves as a board member of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) located in Stamford, CT. Ms. Egnotovich brings senior management, accounting, and financial controls experience to Manitowoc Foodservice's Board of Directors. Ms. Egnotovich's financial controls and accounting expertise had their foundation when she served as a financial analyst and then controller of a division of Goodrich. From there she moved to other positions of increasing responsibility, serving as president of various business segments within Goodrich, and until 2013, as President, Customer Service of Aerospace Systems of UTC until her retirement in 2013. With nearly 30 years of relevant experience in finance, accounting, and senior management in various segments of large manufacturing companies, experience serving on the Boards of other public companies and direct knowledge of the Company’s business before and after the Spin-Off, Ms. Egnotovich is well suited to serve on our Board and Corporate Governance Committee.

Dino J. Bianco , , , Audit Committee, Chair
Compensation Committee, Member

Since March 2018, Mr. Bianco has served as Chief Executive Officer of KP Tissue and Kruger Products L.P., a Canadian manufacturer of quality tissue products for North American household, industrial and commercial use. He formerly served as Executive Vice President (from 2012 to April 2015) of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) and President of its Beverages business (from 2013 to April, 2015). Kraft Foods Group, Inc., headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, is one of the largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies in North America. Mr. Bianco previously served as Senior Vice President of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and President of Kraft Canada (2005-2012) and Vice President of Marketing for Kraft’s Beverages, Desserts, Grocery and Cereals businesses (2001 to 2005). Mr. Bianco joined Kraft in 1990 as Finance Manager and held several roles in finance, financial planning and analysis, sales strategy and marketing. Mr. Bianco is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and prior to joining Kraft he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In addition, Mr. Bianco is a past chair of Food and Consumer Products of Canada, past member of the Board of The Grocery Foundation, and past member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Toronto. Mr. Bianco brings over 25 years of financial, accounting, sales and marketing and senior management experience to our Board, including extensive experience with one of the largest food and beverage companies in North America and more recently as Chief Executive Officer at a Canadian manufacturing company. This experience is amplified by his service on relevant professional organizations.

Joan K. Chow , , , Compensation Committee, Chair
Corporate Governance Committee, Member

Ms. Chow served as a director of MTW since 2012 until the Spin-Off and served as a member of MTW's Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees. Since February 2016, Ms. Chow has served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Ms. Chow was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) from 2007 to August 2015. ConAgra Foods, headquartered in Omaha, NE, is one of North America’s leading packaged food companies. Prior to joining ConAgra in 2007, Ms. Chow was employed for nine years with Sears Holdings Corporation in various marketing positions of increasing responsibility, having served as Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer of Sears Retail immediately prior to taking the position with ConAgra. Prior to that, she served in executive positions with Information Resources Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc. Ms. Chow currently serves on the Board of Feeding America, a leading hunger-relief charity in the United States. Ms. Chow led ConAgra's global marketing team, including integrated marketing planning, advertising, digital, social media, consumer insights, brand design, and multicultural marketing. Ms. Chow has extensive leadership experience in marketing, advertising, branding, consumer insights, and digital/social marketing. She also has significant knowledge of and experience with human resources and compensation matters, which she has gained through serving on the Boards of various public companies as well as a senior executive at ConAgra Foods. Additionally, Ms. Chow’s direct knowledge of the Company’s business before and after the Spin-Off provides the Board with valuable insight.

Janice L. Fields , , , Corporate Governance Committee, Member
Compensation Committee, Member

Ms. Fields has served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, a fast food chain operator and franchiser, from 2010 until her retirement in 2012. During her over 35-year career at McDonald's, Ms. Fields held numerous roles, from starting as a crew member to holding several executive positions within McDonald’s USA, including as U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through 2010, when she was named President. Additionally, Ms. Fields has served on the board of directors of: Monsanto Corporation (NYSE: MON) since 2008, including as chair of its Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee since 2015; Chico’s FAS (NYSE: CHS) since 2013, as well as the chair of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since 2014; Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BWLD) from 2016 to 2018, including as its Chairperson from August 2017 to February 2018; and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Brand since 2012. Ms. Fields was recommended for consideration to serve on our Board by our Chief Executive Officer and our Chairperson. Ms. Fields has broad operational, financial and leadership experience from her long-standing career in the food industry, with particular expertise related to marketing, strategic planning, risk management, production, and human resources. These skills, combined with her extensive experience serving as a board member of other public companies, provide valuable insights and perspective and make her well-suited to serve as a member of our Board.

Brian R. Gamache , , , Audit Committee, Member
Compensation Committee, Member

Mr. Gamache was the former Chairman and CEO of WMS Industries Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of games for the casino and on-line gaming industries. Prior to rejoining WMS, he served as President of Wyndham International’s Luxury and Resort Division. Before Wyndham, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WHG Resorts and Casinos, Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries. He previously held various executive positions with Marriott Hotel Corporation and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Gamache is on the Board of Directors at KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and currently serves as an advisor to several private equity firms and corporations. He is a guest lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Gamache graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration, where he currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Council to the Warrington School of Business. Mr. Gamache brings expertise on organizational development, financial and brand management as well as sales and marketing experience to our Board. He has significant experience in implementing digital strategies in the fast-moving gaming industry, which is a great match with our connected kitchen strategy for commercial kitchen operations. He also brings a deep understanding of the hotel and hospitality industry, which is a key end market of the Company’s product offerings.

William C. Johnson , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

William (“Bill”) C. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Welbilt, Inc. Before joining Welbilt, Mr. Johnson was Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas, energy, and biomedical industries. From 2006 to 2016, he held various senior level positions at Dover Corporation, a leading global conglomerate manufacturer of industrial products. He served as Vice President of Dover Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Refrigeration and Food Equipment. Before that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover’s Hill Phoenix division, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems, and President and Chief Executive Officer of their Triton Systems division, a designer and manufacturer of ATMs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Johnson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of oil refining, petrochemical and power equipment. He also served as Senior Vice President of ESAB Welding and Cutting Equipment, a manufacturer of welding, cutting, and steel industry scarfing equipment. From 1990 to 1999, he held various positions at ABB, a $35 billion manufacturer of electrification, robotics and motion, industrial automation, and power grid products. Mr. Johnson began his career as a Commissioned Officer and Nuclear Engineer in the United States Navy. He holds a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University and an M.B.A. from Rollins College.

Andrew Langham , , , Audit Committee, Member
Corporate Governance Committee, Member

Mr. Langham is a member of the Board, a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Langham has served as General Counsel of SB Management (US) Corporation, an affiliate of SoftBank Group Corp., since July 2021. Mr. Langham served as General Counsel of Icahn Enterprises L.P. from 2014 to 2021, previously serving as Assistant General Counsel from 2005 to 2014. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Langham was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Additionally, Mr. Langham has served as a director of Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRI), since 2020; Occidental Petroleum Corporation, since 2020 (NYSE: OXY); and Cheniere Energy, Inc., since 2017 (NYSE: LNG), and previously served as a director of Freeport McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) from 2015 to 2018; CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN) from 2015 to 2021; CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) from 2014 to 2019; and CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Langham received a B.A. from Whitman College, and a J.D. from the University of Washington. Mr. Langham’s legal background, particularly his expertise in corporate matters, finance, and mergers and acquisitions, provides a valuable perspective to our Board. His connection with the food packaging business provides additional insight as a Board member. As General Counsel of SB Management, he also brings relevant experience with corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory matters.

2227 Welbilt Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL

Toll Free: 877-375-9300

Phone: 727-375-7010

Fax: 727-375-0472

Latest News



    Subscribe to our Investor Email Alerts to receive notifications via email.