Elgin, Ill. (December 29, 2008)—Homero Ortegon has joined Middleby Marshall as Vice President of Business Development, effective January 5, 2009. Middleby Marshall is the world leader in conveyor cooking ovens.
In his new position, Homero will be responsible for providing solutions for Middleby Marshall customers in regard to their kitchen layout, equipment selection, new product menu development and introduction, energy strategy and innovation. He will be working directly with top-tier Middleby Marshall customers. Homero will report to Mark Sieron, President of Middleby Marshall.
“Homero’s experience as a key pizza executive for the world’s largest pizza company for 13 years will be a definite asset for our team and greatly benefit our customers. He brings a true customer perspective to his position,” said Mark Sieron. “His deep experience will be a huge benefit to Middleby as we develop the next generation of WOW! Ovens.”
The WOW! Oven is now being specified by the world’s six largest pizza chains. More than 3,500 Middleby Marshall WOW! Ovens are now in use around the world. The highly patented WOW! Oven is the world’s most energy efficient and fastest cooking conveyor oven.
Homero brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his new position. He spent the last 13 years with Pizza Hut in progressive positions in Engineering and R&D. His most recent position was Director of Food Innovation Engineering. In 2008 he received the prestigious Chairman’s Award from YUM! Chairman David Novak, the highest honor at the company to recognize his outstanding effort and achievements on behalf of the company.
Homero earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from TexasA&MUniversity in College Station, Tex. and currently resides in Dallas.