Tom Giacomini returned to JBT Corp. as its president and CEO on Sept. 21, following a personal leave for medical reasons. Brian Deck, who has been serving as interim CEO at the Chicago-based company, will continue to serve as EVP and CFO, and Alan Feldman will continue in his role as interim non-executive chairman through the end of the year.
“On behalf of the board of directors, we welcome Tom back,” said Feldman. “We would also like to thank Brian for his outstanding leadership of the company during Tom’s leave.”
“I am eager to get back to work with Brian, the board and the rest of the JBT team,” Giacomini said. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the JBT family for their support and well wishes these past few months, and in particular to Brian for his strong leadership of the company.”
“We are all very happy to have Tom back, and I look forward to working with him and JBT’s management team to continue executing on our strategic priorities,” Deck said.
JBT Corp. is a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. JBT designs, produces and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional customers through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment. JBT Corp. employs approximately 6,300 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations in more than 25 countries.