Glenn Roberts comments on new senior role at trade body

Glenn Roberts, CESA 75th anniversay lunch

Glenn Roberts has spoken of his desire to see the industry work towards building a more sustainable future after his appointment as the new vice chair of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA).

The Hoshizaki Gram chief takes over from Steve Elliott, who was forced to resign from the CESA council after leaving his post at Serviceline earlier this month.

Roberts was unveiled as the new vice chair this morning and said he hoped that he could play a part in improving industry standards.

“Foodservice manufacturers, suppliers and operators need to work together to build a more responsible and sustainable future for the industry,” he said. “By encouraging training, and by sharing our collective knowledge around best practice, we can ensure the success of our marketplace.”

Roberts has been with Gram since 2003 and joined the CESA council in 2013. Prior to working for the refrigeration manufacturer he served at Oneida International and Lockhart Catering Equipment. He remains passionate about the importance of training and was an early graduate of the CFSP accreditation programme.

“CESA is the voice of the catering equipment industry,” added Roberts. “It’s a fantastic entity, not only to communicate these messages but also to influence legislators and implement initiatives that will help us achieve our goals. I look forward to this exciting new role and I’d like to thank everyone for the support I have already received.”

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