Warewash equipment manufacturer Hobart’s managing director, David Riley, has had his current role expanded to cover warewashing sales operations in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The appointment of Riley to the extended role is “an ideal fit”, according to Hobart, which also said: “The Scandinavian and Benelux businesses share a key focus on dealer business development. The warewashing sales teams in each country will now report directly into Riley.”

Riley has been working at Hobart for 25 years and is widely credited with revitalising the company’s dealer-led business through the creation of Hobart Independent, some 10 years ago.

Riley said: “I’m delighted to be working even closer with our Scandinavian and Benelux partners, helping to shape their sales strategies and further develop the dealer business that they have worked so hard to cultivate.”