Thomas Ivy, Middleby president of the F.R. Drake Company (Drake), has expanded his role beyond Drake to include management of CVP Systems (modified atmosphere, bulk and case ready packaging) and RapidPak (horizontal form-fill-seal packaging). Current president of CVP, Chris Van Wandelen, plans to retire in mid 2018. Likewise, Vice President Sales and Marketing of RapidPak, Daryl Shackelford, plans to retire later in 2018.
Middleby Food Processing Group is committed to growing its three brands synergistically within this segment as well as acquiring additional packaging machinery and ancillary lines.