Oil and grease management systems specialist Filta Group has hired Ray Donovan to provide crucial technical support for customers in the north of England.
As the new catering sector manager for the region, Mr Donovan has joined the sales team to provide sound advice and knowledge on Filta’s solutions for tackling mounting environmental challenges.
He brings with him a wealth of experience, serving 24 years as an army chef before going on to work in the industry with leading equipment brands such as Rational, Electrolux and Merrychef.
Most recently he spent a year as national account manager at Gamble Foodservice Solutions.
He said: “The catering industry is facing enormous environmental challenges and if you are investing in systems to combat these challenges, it’s imperative you have the right technical support.
“I look forward to helping distributors have a greater understanding of Filta’s solutions and which are best for certain operations, and supporting caterers once systems are in place.”
Edward Palin, managing director at Filta, added: “FOG equipment specification is an increasingly technical consideration for a project, you need to understand not just FOG but flow rates and local water utility requirements.
“Ray will be on hand to help dealers with sizing and also to advise what equipment is suitable within different regions.”
Branches of a number of well-known chains use Filta’s commercial kitchen services including McDonald’s and Mitchells & Butlers.