CONYERS, GA (December 12, 2017) – Unified Brands, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment, announced that Chuck Parke has joined the company’s senior leadership team as vice president of operations. In his new role, Parke will be based in Conyers and will oversee Unified Brands’ operations in Weidman, Michigan; Jackson, Mississippi; and Pryor, Oklahoma.
Parke brings more than 30 years of engineering, operations and executive management experience to Unified Brands, including positions with TRW, John Deere, Emerson Electric and Maytag/Whirlpool. In 2007, he became an educator, serving on the faculty for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Business for more than seven years.
In 2014, Parke returned to industry as the senior vice president of operations for Dura-Line. Most recently he was the general manager for North American operations for another Dover company, Anthony International. Parke earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
About Unified Brands:
Unified Brands and its Groen, CapKold, Randell, Avtec, A la Cart, and Power Soak product lines have leading industry positions in cooking equipment, custom and standard refrigeration, continuous motion ware washing systems, conveyors, ventilation, utility distribution, cook-chill, and meal delivery systems. As an operating company within the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of Dover Corporation, Unified Brands is headquartered in Conyers, Ga., and has operations in Michigan, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.