FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Lincoln Foodservice Products has promoted Melinda Gilbert to director of marketing.  In her new role, Gilbert is responsible for all marketing activities for the Lincoln portfolio of equipment products.  She reports to Charlie Kingdon, president. 


Gilbert joined Lincoln in 2001 and was responsible for marketing the company’s line of smallware products.  Over the past couple of years, she has led marketing for the Merco Savory brand and was pivotal in leading new product development efforts.  She earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from Ball State University. 


Beverly Coolman has been promoted to director of marketing for Lincoln Smallwares.  In this capacity, she will manage all marketing efforts for the Wear-Ever® and Redco® brands, driving brand awareness and market share.  She reports to Tom Kurgan, vice president of sales and marketing for Smallwares. 


Coolman joined Lincoln in 2000 and has served in a variety of sales and marketing positions, including international sales and marketing support for Merco, eventually moving to the Smallwares Division in 2006.  Coolman earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from Indiana University. 

Lincoln Foodservice Products, Inc., an Enodis company, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of Impinger conveyor ovens, Redco® manual food prep machines; Merco Savory commercial food warmers, toasters, merchandisers and rotisserie ovens; and the extensive Wear-Ever® line of professional cookware and bakeware, food handling products and utensils. Lincoln also distributes Centurion® and OptioTM induction-ready stainless steel cookware.  For additional information, call 800-374-3004, extension 10367, to arrange a demonstration, or visit

Enodis plc ( is a worldwide company focused on the design, manufacture and supply of food equipment.  Through its two operating groups, Global Food Service Equipment and Food Retail Equipment, it has 28 factories in 8 countries and a large portfolio of premium brands, including Delfield, Scotsman, Frymaster, Lincoln, Cleveland, Garland, US Range, Ice-O-Matic, Jackson, Merco, Savory, Dean, Varimixer and Merrychef in foodservice, and Kysor/Warren and Kysor Panel Systems in food retail equipment. 

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