STRATFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Implementing Kitchen Brains® ambitious, new growth strategy, board member turned CEO Timothy Lane has announced the recent promotion of fellow food service industry veteran Reza Khani to COO.
Prior to his promotion, Khani was general manager and senior vice president for Kitchen Brains®. In his new role, Khani’s responsibilities include operations, engineering, domestic sales, and oversight of associated sales and marketing functions.
“I am excited to be working with Tim Lane and the Kitchen Brains team! We are optimizing the efficiency of commercial kitchen operations through our smart control technology, coupled with our cloud-based applications which deliver secure end-to-end solutions for the foodservice industry,” said Khani. “The result for our customer is a smarter, safer, more efficient restaurant, with a lower global carbon footprint.”
As an accomplished leader in industrial automation and engineering, Khani prides himself in helping and providing value to customers. He brings with him over thirty years of combined technology development, new product introduction and international leadership experience in a variety of executive positions.
Lane also announced the promotion of Mike Keefe to vice president, engineering and development. Joining Kitchen Brains® in 2008, Keefe formerly served as the company’s director of engineering and product development.
Keefe graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BSCS and BSEE and Polytechnic University with a MSCS. Prior to joining Kitchen Brains®, Keefe led a software development team for ASML. Keefe brings over fifteen years of engineering leadership experience to Kitchen Brains®.
Mark Graham has joined Kitchen Brains® as director of marketing. A seasoned marketing and advertising executive, Graham has over thirty years experience managing business to business and consumer marketing.
Graham was founding partner and managing director of graygraham, a marketing and advertising agency in Westport for over twenty years and consultant for Roche Diagnostics before joining Kitchen Brains®. Graham has worked with a diverse roster of clients including MasterCard, Sony, Rite-Aid, Becton Dickinson, Medtronic and Bayer.
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Kitchen Brains®, driven by (FAST.), networked by SCK®, is a pioneer and global leader in the development and deployment of integrated, end-to-end, wireless M2M networking solutions and SAAS applications for the commercial kitchen/food service industry. Known for its line of innovative cooking timers and process controllers, Kitchen Brains® technology connects all components of food preparation--refrigeration, cooking, rethermalization, baking, and holding--into a seamless environment managed and accessible, even remotely, from anywhere. Kitchen Brains® streamlines equipment diagnostics, maintenance and service, while reducing operating costs and increasing sales for retail and OEM providers.
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