PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. —  Hoshizaki America Inc. announced the formal appointment of Chris Karssiens as president after serving as interim president since March 25 and Sr. vice president of sales & marketing prior to that.

Karssiens takes the reins at Hoshizaki America working strategically with Hoshizaki Japan to build on new opportunities created by this past year’s events.

“We have a strong team, which is agile and ready to capitalize on growth for value creation,” said Karssiens.

“I would like to thank Chris for fully embracing our company challenge and expectations,” said Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Hoshizaki Corporation chief operating officer and president. “The past year has taught us that we all do better when we choose to work together transparently, with strong communication, and trust.”

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