VERNON HILLS, ILL. — Frank Chandler, whose background includes management positions at leading cooking/frying equipment makers, has been named president of Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group.

In his new role, Mr. Chandler will be responsible for day-to-day management of Belshaw, which specializes in automatic donut fryers and automatic bread and roll makeup lines.

Announcing the hiring of a new president for Belshaw Adamatic, Filippo Berti, chief executive officer of Ali Group North America, parent company to Belshaw Adamatic, cited Mr. Chandler’s “strong operational background.”

He said Mr. Chandler also will be responsible for implementing a strategic plan for Belshaw Adamatic, in consultation with Ali Group.

Mr. Chandler most recently was general manager for ITW’s Vulcan division in Charlotte, N.C. Earlier, he was production manager for Wolf Range Co.

Mr. Chandler received an undergraduate degree from the University of California and a master’s degree in organization management from the University of Phoenix.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, the Ali Group, through its subsidiary companies, designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of commercial and institutional food service equipment.