Hoshizaki America, Inc. appoints Chris Karssiens as president

On the production floor at Hoshizaki. Photo/company website.
On the production floor at Hoshizaki. Photo/company website.
<b>Chris Karssiens.</b>
Chris Karssiens.

Hoshizaki America, Inc. — headquartered in Peachtree City — on June 1 announced the formal appointment of Chris Karssiens as president. This comes after serving as interim president since March 25 and senior vice president of sales & marketing prior to that.

With over 40 years’ experience in the foodservice equipment industry and proven expertise in leading companies, driving successful sales strategies and team building, it was an easy decision, a company spokesperson said.

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,” Karssiens said, “which is agile and ready to capitalize on growth for value creation.”

“I would like to thank Chris for fully embracing our company challenge and expectations,” said Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Hoshizaki Corporation COO 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.”

Hoshizaki is the world leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of a wide range of products for the foodservice industry including ice machines, refrigerators, freezers, prep tables, display cases and dispensers. With corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia and a second manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia, Hoshizaki America, Inc. employs over 800 people nationwide. 

Hoshizaki has earned Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence multiple years in a row for superior energy efficiency achievements.

For more information, visit Hoshizaki America at hoshizakiamerica.com.