KANSAS CITY — Blake Day has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Shick Esteve, a manufacturer of bakery equipment. Mr. Day has been c.f.o. since 2015, and his promotion to executive vice-president reflects his leadership during the company’s transition to the Linxis Group in 2017, Shick said.

In his new role, Mr. Day will merge the company’s engineering, manufacturing and project management teams to increase organizational efficiencies at Shick. In addition, he will continue to oversee the business’ financial and I.T. operations. 

Prior to his role at Shick, Mr. Day worked as c.f.o. for Marlen International, a manufacturer of engineered food processing equipment and systems. He also worked as corporate controller for Dow Kokam and vice-president of finance for Premium Standard Farms, Inc.