FED Lunch & Learn Series 2021

The Critical Role of Service for an Efficient Kitchen Operation

Leaders in this environment must prepare their teams to adapt to an ever-changing set of challenges. Discover change management strategies that help face these challenges head on and gain the buy-in from your workforce.

Simon Lohse, Executive Vice President, RATIONAL North America

Simon Lohse webSimon Lohse is the newly appointed Executive Vice President of RATIONAL North America. He is responsible for leading and developing the business in USA, Canada and Mexico, to continue to deliver substantial and sustainable growth through supplying maximum customer benefit. Simon has over thirty years of experience in the Commercial Foodservice Equipment industry, having held executive roles in a number of disciplines including Research and Development, Manufacturing, Service and Maintenance and Sales and Marketing.

Simon most recently held the position of Managing Director for Hobart Service UK before joining Rational in 2016 as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland subsidiary. In this role he delivered double-digit compound revenue growth increasing market share and substantially increasing profitability.

Simon gained professional qualifications in Mechanical and Production Engineering from a UK Technology College and is a Certified Foodservice Professional.

Throughout his career he has believed in developing and promoting a team ethos that allows individual development. He is passionate about creating and sustaining true business partnerships that ultimately deliver an experience that exceeds customer expectations.

In promoting and advancing the RATIONAL brand, building a performance orientated organization, he sees the future sustainable commercial kitchen being focused on highly efficient multi-functional equipment with superior after-sales support to assist operators in maximizing their profitability.