The Vollrath Co. has acquired Carlson Products, a Kansas manufacturer of bakeware products such as pizza pans, stacking pans, sheet pans, grill pans and panini pans.
The company also announced a restructuring of its sales and marketing functions. The Sheboygan, Wis., manufacturer has promoted Paul Egbert to v.p.-smallwares and countertop equipment and Brian Hedlund to v.p.-serving systems and components. Both report to Vollrath CEO Paul Bartelt. FER: Vollrath-Carlson; Egbert-Hedlund.
After focusing its acquisitions on equipment the past few years—the Anvil countertop equipment and Stoelting buys—Vollrath is starting to fill in its smallwares portfolio. For more, see our interview of CEO Paul Bartelt below in “The Interview.”