David Brewer to retire as COO of Middleby

Posted2/19/2021 3:06 PM

ELGIN -- The Middleby Corp. Friday announced the retirement of Chief Operating Officer David Brewer, effective at the end of 2021.

Brewer joined Middleby in 2006 and held senior management positions before being named COO. During his tenure with Middleby, he has offered key insights and strategic counsel in more than 50 acquisitions completed across three business platforms. He was part of the leadership team responsible for revenue increases from $400 million in 2006 to nearly $3 billion. Brewer also played a key role within the investment community, sharing his perspectives on the industry trends driving customers.


"Dave has been an incredible asset to Middleby for more than 15 years and will continue to be actively involved in our strategic initiatives until the end of the year," said Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald. "His deep industry knowledge together with his successful product engineering track record have been instrumental in transforming Middleby into the innovative leader the company is today."

James K. Pool III and Steve Spittle were recently named officers of Middleby and they will share Brewer's responsibilities as he transitions to retirement this year. The three executives have worked closely together for more than 10 years.

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