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Kitchen Brains Continues to Grow

Food service industry veteran Brian Jahnke has been named Kitchen Brains® Vice President of Business Development covering European, Middle Eastern and African markets (EMEA).

Hiring Jahnke, based in Freiburg, Germany, supports and expands Kitchen Brains growth strategy initiated last year with the appointment of CEO Timothy Lane. The ambitious plan includes continual support of current customers as well as building distribution capabilities and bringing value-added solutions to new markets and new and existing hospitality and food service partners.

“We are delighted Mr. Jahnke joined our efforts to bring Kitchen Brains technology such as the Smart Commercial Kitchen to even more customers across EMEA,” said Christian Koether, Vice President of Kitchen Brains. “He is a seasoned international sales and business development executive with a proven track record in servicing clients’ needs.”

Jahnke has vast experience in setting up and expanding international markets. He was previously Director of International Sales EMEA at CookTek LLC, manufacturer of high-end induction cooking, holding and delivery equipment, and Interim Manager for various SMEs looking to grow internationally.

The announcement elicited praise from Bosko Nikolic, Senior Director Design & Construction, McDonald's Middle East Development Company.

“I was pleased to hear of Brian’s new appointment at Kitchen Brains. Great technology meets great business development for a winning strategy,” said Nikolic.

To learn more about Kitchen Brains, visit www.KitchenBrains.com.

About Kitchen Brains®

Kitchen Brains®, a member of LonMark and Zigbee Alliance, is a pioneer and global leader in the development and deployment of integrated, end-to-end, wireless M2M networking solutions and SAAS applications for the commercial kitchen/food service industry. Known for its line of innovative cooking timers and process controllers, Kitchen Brains technology connects all components of food preparation--refrigeration, cooking, rethermalization, baking, and holding--into a seamless environment managed and accessible, even remotely, from anywhere. The Kitchen Brains’ product line streamlines equipment diagnostics, maintenance and service, while reducing operating costs and increasing sales for retail and OEM providers such as Manitowoc Foodservice Group, Middleby Corporation, Wendy’s, Yum! Brands, McDonald’s and other leading food service establishments around the world. Included under the Kitchen Brains umbrella are the (FAST.), SCK® and Modularm brands.

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