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Anna Pata Named Chief Commercial Officer at Carpigiani North America

May 02, 2024
Employee New Hires & Promotions, Welbilt, Carpigiani

HIGH POINT, N.C. (May 1, 2024) – Carpigiani North America, a Welbilt Company, today announced the appointment of Anna Pata as Chief Commercial Officer effective April 29.

Pata comes to this role with 20 years of experience in the dessert ingredient and supplies industry. She began her career at PreGel America, where she led the sales and marketing teams during the company’s growth and expansion in the North American market. Most recently, as the Director of Sales at Barry Callebaut, she directed the company’s sales strategy with a focus on multi-unit accounts across various segments.

In this newly created position, Pata will provide the leadership to drive brand awareness, business growth and increase market share for Carpigiani. She will develop and lead sales and marketing activities to support the strategic objectives of the company.

“I thrive in building meaningful partnerships throughout the food and beverage industry and in leading cross-cultural teams. I look forward to this new adventure with Carpigiani,” said Pata.

“We are incredibly excited to have Anna step into the role of Chief Commercial Officer. She brings an immense wealth of experience to Carpigiani, which will significantly contribute to the continued success of our frozen dessert equipment company,” said Penny Klingler, President of Carpigiani North America.

About Carpigiani
Established in 1946 in Italy and present in the North American market since 1963, Carpigiani enjoys an unrivaled market position, thanks to top-quality products, customer service, education programs, and technological innovation. The company supports its equipment with a worldwide network of highly skilled sales and service technicians. The premier brand name in frozen-dessert machines, the company has built a reputation as the essence of quality, education through their Carpigiani Gelato University and Frozen Dessert University and service in the foodservice industry. Carpigiani has seven subsidiaries and four manufacturing facilities serving the global market with one located in High Point, N.C.

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