Iain Munro CFSP becomes General Secretary of EFCEM

‘Complete foodservice equipment professional’ looks to complete his career with key industry role

Iain Munro CFSP has been appointed the new General Secretary of EFCEM, the European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers.  The prestigious role, at this highly influential federation, will see him complete a career spanning 35 years in foodservice equipment supply, preceded by 10 years in hospitality.  EFCEM represents manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment and counts the key European trade associations in its membership, including the UK’s FEA (Foodservice Equipment Association).

As well as representing members’ interests, EFCEM is directly involved in the formulation of standards for the industry and Munro will lead in the development and delivery of the federation’s strategies.  It’s a role that he has spent a career preparing for.  He’s held senior positions with some of the industry’s top brands, including Falcon, ScoMac and Rational.  For the last five years he has been with Hobart, as managing director of Hobart Cooking Solutions and, most recently, as Business Development Director for Hobart UK.  He’s actively participated in industry associations and has been a board member of both FEA and CEDA (the Catering Equipment Distributors’ Association), and is a member of the Institute of Hospitality.  He has also been involved in a number of important working groups, including Catering for a Sustainable Future Group (CFSG), CIBSE TM50 Energy Efficiency in Commercial Kitchens, and ITW Fragmented Sales Playbook.

His industry awards and accolades include the Foodservice Order of Merit, Catering Insight Hot 100, Catering Insight Power List, and the CEDA Legacy Award.

“He’s the complete foodservice equipment professional,” says Phil Williams, chair of EFCEM.  “He’s 100% passionate about the industry and he’s the ideal candidate for the job.  I know he’ll be a huge success.”

Munro is looking forward to the next stage in his career.  “I’m really excited about the EFCEM role,” he says.  “Having been in hospitality and foodservice equipment for over 40 years I feel I am ready to take on this new challenge.  I’m delighted to remain within the industry I know and love – and I hope as General Secretary I can make a positive and lasting contribution.”

This press release is issued by the Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) on behalf of EFCEM.  FEA is the independent, authoritative voice of the UK foodservice equipment industry, representing nearly 200 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes.