Meiko UK has announced that specification manager, Mick Jary, has been chosen as the new allied member for the EAME (Europe and Middle East) region of the FCSI.
Jary joined Meiko UK in 2017 specifically to increase the company’s support for foodservice consultants. He has now been asked to represent the voice of the catering manufacturers to the boards of FCSI EAME and FCSI Worldwide, which has the backing of Meiko worldwide.
“It is a huge honour to be voted on to the EAME and FCSI Worldwide Boards by fellow manufacturers and Allied Members, as their representative and voice to the FCSI,” says Jary.
“I will do my utmost to reflect their trust and to ensure that the Allied Member relationship within the Society is enhanced in the coming years.
“My election statement for this role, circulated to FCSI Consultant members and Allied Members, revolved around education, joint marketing exercises and the ease of information transfer in a constantly changing world. This will be central to my involvement as it will help promote the ethics the FCSI, raise the profile of the FCSI community and can only further business opportunities for all.”
Allied Member Representatives hold the post for two years and Jary’s role will include participation at FCSI EAME and worldwide board meetings and tradeshow participations at Gulfood and Host Milan.
Paul Anderson, Meiko UK managing director, says: “Clearly Mick’s involvement with FCSI members in the UK has been met with keen interest. His energy and enthusiasm are notable, as is his strong desire to promote educational forums, field visits and technical presentations to share the specialist knowledge that we manufacturers have acquired over decades.
“The FCSI in many ways sets the standard for our industry when it comes to foodservice design. As we face an uncertain outlook environmentally, I am sure that the successful catering projects of the future will benefit from sharing our specialist knowledge and that can only help our planet by reducing consumption of water, energy and chemicals and by getting a genuine return from food waste in terms of cutting Co2 whilst offering the possibilities of enhanced energy returns.”
Meanwhile, Meiko UK has appointed Steve Evans as sales director UK.
Anderson says: “Steve is joining Meiko UK as we are experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and in advance of exciting future developments within the Meiko group that will become apparent during 2020.
“Steve has more than 20 years of sales experience. His previous roles include sales director at Nisbets where his running of the managed accounts including catering equipment distributors proved outstandingly successful. When it comes to managing the customer facing sales team at Meiko, Steve really does tick all the right boxes.
“Our market is complex and evolving fast to take in increasingly important environmental issues. Steve’s understanding of how the market works and his ability to motivate, build and maintain excellent working relationships will be a great boost for our sales team and our distributor partners.”