Nick McDonald has been confirmed as the new managing director of Lincat, taking over the role from Steve Mitchell, who recently retired after 26 years' service.
McDonald joined Lincat as marketing manager in 1996, and progressed to marketing and export director in 2000. In this time, the company's turnover has increased from £8.6m to more than £30m and the product range has expanded from around 250 items to more than 600 today.
Development and the launch of new product ranges has been key to McDonald's role within the company including the heavy-duty Opus 700 range, FilterFlow water boilers, an OEM partnership with Rational for combi steamers and the successful transfer of the FriFri and Q90 brands to Lincat, following the company's acquisition in 2011 by the Middleby Corporation.
Commenting on his new appointment, McDonald said: "At Lincat, we have a solid, lean, efficient business and I am determined to maintain the core values that have underpinned our success over the past 43 years. We are an ambitious company and my aim is to continue to grow sales and profits through a combination of new product development and by increasing our market share."