VERNON HILLS, IL (August 22, 2014) – Ali Group North America announced today its corporate office was challenged to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support research and awareness for ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same and/or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours.
In the spirit of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Filippo Berti, Chief Executive Officer and Rich Gleitsmann, Chief Operations Officer, both participated in the challenge. Berti and Gleitsmann passed along the challenge to additional Ali Group employees as well as other industry leaders. Berti specifically passed the challenge to Glen Tellock, Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer of The Manitowoc Company; Steve Trulaske, Owner of True Manufacturing; and Selim Bassoul, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of The Middleby Corporation.
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About the Ali Group
The Ali Group is an Italian corporation with its headquarters located in Milan, Italy. The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of commercial and institutional foodservice equipment used by major restaurant and hotel chains, independent restaurants, hospitals, schools, airports, correctional institutions, canteens, etc.
The Ali Group employs over 8,000 people in 26 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s two largest groups in this industry. It has 55 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries and sales and service subsidiaries in Europe, North America, Russia, Japan, China, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information on Ali Group products and services, please visit our website at www.aligroup.com.