January 16, 2022

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Welbilt Announces the Passing of Executive Vice President and Main Innovation Officer Richard N. “Rick” Caron

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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.–(Business WIRE)–Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT), declared these days that Richard N. “Rick” Caron, Executive Vice President and Main Innovation Officer, handed away on September 2nd adhering to a transient non-Covid linked illness. Mr. Caron, 65, served as the head of innovation and know-how considering that joining Welbilt’s predecessor company Enodis in 2005.

Bill Johnson, Welbilt’s President and Main Government Officer, issued the following statement: “The overall Welbilt crew is deeply saddened by the passing of Rick Caron. Rick’s contributions to the commercial foodservice products market have been immeasurable as he was included in numerous new systems and innovations in speed cooking, blended and nitrogenous beverages, fryer oil filtering and linked equipment and kitchens. Rick was constantly sought after by buyers, field industry experts and other innovators for his insights and vision of the foreseeable future, and his views on how to make that vision become reality. Rick’s passion and substantial electrical power stage arrived by means of in all the things he did, and he distinguished Welbilt as 1 of the most ground breaking companies in our market. Welbilt’s Board of Administrators and all Welbilt staff mourn his loss and offer you their sincere condolences to Rick’s household.”

About Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. gives the world’s top cooks, leading chain operators and growing independents with marketplace-primary equipment and remedies. Our ground breaking goods and remedies are powered by our deep awareness, operator insights, and culinary abilities. Our portfolio of award-winning item models involves Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln®, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product makes are supported by three support makes: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket sections and support model, FitKitchen®, our thoroughly-built-in kitchen area methods brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-centered digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and running 19 manufacturing services in the course of the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide via a world community of about 5,000 distributors, dealers, buying teams and manufacturers’ reps in about 100 nations around the world. We have around 4,600 personnel and created gross sales of $1.2 billion in 2020. For additional details, visit www.welbilt.com.