STRATFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The creation of Kitchen Brains®, which merged the technologies and core competencies of SCK® Direct and Food Automation - Service Techniques (FAST.), was only the beginning. The new umbrella company has received accolades from the food service industry, experienced exponential growth and attracted top talent.
Kitchen Brains® has achieved significant accomplishments: becoming a global leader in the development and deployment of integrated, end-to-end, wireless M2M networking solutions and SaaS applications; expanding into the refrigeration market by acquiring Modularm Corporation and implementing the global rollout of its revolutionary product Quality Production Management (QPM).
Kitchen Brains® has also attracted the top talent in food service. Industry veteran Timothy Lane moved from longstanding board member of Kitchen Brains® and assumed the role of CEO.
“As a board member, I’ve been actively involved in the business for many years,” said Lane. “There’s a lot of excitement around the progress the company has made and its great prospects. I was eager to become more fully involved in leading its future growth.”
Well known for his accomplishments during his nearly twenty-year career at PepsiCo., Lane served as CEO, PepsiCo Restaurants International (PRI) for Asia and the Middle East (KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.) He led the expansion of PRI throughout the region, including the introduction of KFC into China, where it’s held its leading market position for many years. This China/Asia growth platform continues to be a key driver of what is presently known as YUM Brands.
Earlier in his PepsiCo career, Lane served as CFO, KFC Worldwide; CFO, Pepsi International; and CFO, Frito Lay International.
Subsequent to PepsiCo, Lane served as president and CEO, Holiday Inn Worldwide. Thereafter, he retired from corporate America to cofound the Afghanistan Reconstruction Company (ARC), which built the Kabul-Kandahar highway, the USA embassy complex and other public works, and founded Afghanistan International Bank, the first privately owned international bank.
Lane serves as chairman of the board, True Drinks, Inc., a California-based beverage company specializing in ‘good for you’ alternative kids beverages.
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About Kitchen Brains®
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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