Robert A. Nerbonne

Former EVP and Director, Cooper-Atkins Corporation, Former CEO, Ali Group North America
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Nerbonne was formerly the CEO and President of multiple commercial foodservice equipment companies. He was Executive Vice President of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, a company that manufactures thermometers, timers, and wireless monitoring solutions, from 2014 to 2018. He was a consultant for Cooper-Atkins Corporation from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nerbonne was Chief Executive Officer of Ali Group North America, a manufacturer of equipment for the food service industry, from 2009 to 2011. He was Group President, Americas of Enodis (today Welbilt), and held other senior roles at that company, from 2002 to 2009. Prior to 2002, he held various leadership positions in the commercial food service industry, including President of Pitco from 1988 to 1998, before Middleby acquired that company.

Mr. Nerbonne’s extensive and varied leadership roles within the commercial food service industry, as well as his mergers and acquisition background, provide the Board with valuable insight on how to proactively address market conditions and develop long-term strategy.

Independent Director