Blackman Appointed Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Ali Group

August 23, 2023
Employee New Hires & Promotions

CHICAGO (August 23, 2023) – Filippo Berti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Ali Group, today announced that Ryan Blackman has been named Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Ali Group, effective September 1st.

In this role, Blackman will be responsible for all of the Ali Group’s marketing, communications, branding, media and public relations in North America. He will remain managing editor of the company’s annual Aliworld magazine, and will also continue to oversee the company’s online presence.

Blackman began his foodservice career as Advertising Assistant at Beverage-Air in 2001, and was promoted to Advertising Manager in 2004. When Beverage-Air was acquired by the Ali Group in 2008, he was promoted to Marketing Manager at Beverage-Air. In 2010, he was named Director of Marketing and Communications for the Ali Group, a position he held until 2022, when he was promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.

“Ryan’s commitment and knowledge of marketing strategies have been instrumental in helping the Ali Group grow and become what it is today,” Berti said.

Blackman will continue to report directly to Filippo Berti.

About the Ali Group
Founded in 1963 by Luciano Berti, the Ali Group is a global corporation with headquarters located in Milan, Italy, and North American operations based in Chicago, Illinois. Through its subsidiaries, the company 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 and canteens.

The Ali Group and its 115 global brands employs approximately 14,500 people in 34 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s largest groups in this industry. It has 75 manufacturing facilities in 17 countries and sales and service subsidiaries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, South America, and Asia Pacific.

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