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Dieter Zopf has been named Vice President Sales of Middleby Pet Food Processing. In this role, he will be responsible for leading sales and project management in the global production of pet food for Middleby Food Processing and Packaging.

“Dieter’s wealth of food technology knowledge will enhance our presence in this rapidly growing market,” said Mark Salman, President of the Middleby Food Processing and Packaging Group. “His results-oriented approach will complement existing Middleby brand sales efforts and cultivate account initiatives in this segment. We welcome him and know his expertise will be valuable to our customers.”

Mr. Zopf has decades of industry leadership experience in all aspects of pet food, including research and development, quality, food safety, and engineering. He has a proven record in key roles, cooperatively innovating and implementing diverse product lines.

Dieter has a Studies of Food Technology Degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and is fluent in German, English, French, and Italian.
Middleby Food Processing and Packaging provides a portfolio of globally recognized brands with industry leading technologies for food production. For more information on Middleby Food Processing Group, visit

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries. The company's leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, Bear Varimixer®, Beech®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter-Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, Concordia®, CookTek®, CTX®, Desmon®, Doyon®, Eswood®, frifri®, Follett®, Giga®, Globe®, Goldstein®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Induc®, Jade®, JoeTap®, L2F®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch'n®, Market Forge®, Marsal®, Middleby Marshall®, MPC®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, QualServ®, Southbend®, Star®, Sveba Dahlen®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Wells® and Wunder- Bar®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions®, Burford®, Cozzini®, CVP Systems®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Emico®, Glimek®, Hinds-Bock®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment®, RapidPak®, Scanico®, Spooner Vicars®, Stewart Systems®, Thurne® and Ve.Ma.C.®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the residential kitchen industry include AGA®, AGA Cookshop®, Brigade®, Fired Earth®, Grange®, Heartland®, La Cornue®, Leisure Sinks®, Lynx®, Marvel®, Mercury®, Rangemaster®, Rayburn®, Redfyre®, Sedona®, Stanley®, TurboChef®, U-Line® and Viking®.