Hobart has paid tribute to the service given by its warewashing chief Tim Bender after confirming that he will be leaving the business this month to take retirement.
His departure brings the curtain down on an illustrious 40-year career in the catering equipment industry.
David Riley, managing director at Hobart Equipment Division, said: “It’s not possible to do justice to all of Tim’s achievements in one short quote, suffice to say that he will be sorely missed by the entire company and especially me. He has been my right-hand man for a long time, and without his support and assistance the Equipment Division would not have become what it is today.
“In his retirement, he plans to revive his love of sailing, improve his frankly appalling golf, and spend more time with his grandson. We wish him all the very best for the future.”
Mr Bender started his career in 1984 with a position at W.M. Stills before joining the Peterborough-based manufacturer four years later, initially as a technical sales executive for the home countries region.
He went onto hold numerous positions at Hobart, including regional manager and product manager, before assuming the mantle of sales director in 2012.
Among his many achievements, he helped oversee the successful reunification of the cooking, warewashing and food prep divisions in 2019, alongside Mr Riley and business development director Iain Munro.