BOTHELL, WA. — Rod Gregg has been named executive vice-president at Hinds-Bock Corp, a Middleby Group company. He succeeds Lance Aasness, who is stepping down from the position.

In his new role, Mr. Gregg will oversee both the sales and marketing departments and assist company president Gary Hinds with strategic decisions regarding the company.

Mr. Gregg has worked at Hinds-Bock in sales and marketing roles for 32 year. During that time, he has accrued more than $120 million in machinery sales, developed the bakery equipment division of the business and helped maintain the company’s extensive representative networks for food and bakery networks.

"I’m really looking forward to all the new responsibilities and challenges ahead,” Mr. Gregg said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity that I’m very grateful for. We have a great team of people at Hinds-Bock that I’m confident will serve us well into the future. Combined with strength of Middleby, we have a very bright future ahead."