|[April 24, 2012]
Kitchen Brains Rehires Reza Khani to Assist in Domestic, International Expansion
STRATFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
To assist with its recent expansion into new domestic and international
markets, commercial kitchen technology firm Kitchen Brains (formerly
FAST (News - Alert)) announced it has rehired former Vice President of Operations Reza
Khani. Khani will serve as Senior Vice President of Operations, Supply
Chain and Product/Manufacturing Engineering, responsible for the
company's entire manufacturing, supply chain and operations.
"We recently expanded our efforts domestically and internationally to
bring new markets and customers 'kitchens that think'," said Ben
Koether, Chairman, Kitchen Brains. "Reza's new role will enable him to
focus on growing our international customer support initiatives while
increasing our investment in servicing domestic operations."
During Khani's first tenure at FAST, he introduced Surface Mount
Technology (SMT), subsequently launched three new SMT technology product
families, spearheaded product transition to ROHS compliance, improved
on-time deliveries to 99% through lean manufacturing, empowered the
workforce and realigned overhead functions.
Prior o returning to Kitchen Brains, Khani spent four years at Petra
Solar developing a manufacturing, quality, test, supply chain and
operations infrastructure supporting rapid expansion in the US, Canada,
Middle East and Asia. His accomplishments include building
infrastructure and staff from ground up; exceeding budgeted gross
margin; lowering working capital; developing a scalable, flexible
in-house system integration, test and green reusable packaging system;
reducing new product development cost and time-to-market; and
spearheading installation of Microsoft (News - Alert) Dynamics ERP System.
"As our customers continue to place increased emphasis on product
quality and restaurant operational efficiencies, Kitchen Brains is
poised for rapid expansion across the globe. I look forward to
leveraging our combined expertise in both embedded process controls and
software solutions to those restaurateurs on the cutting edge of store
operations" says Khani.
About Kitchen Brains
Kitchen Brains (formerly SCK Direct, Inc.) is a pioneer and global
leader in the development and deployment of integrated, end-to-end,
wireless M2M networking solutions and SAAS applications for the
commercial kitchen/food service industry. Kitchen Brains' technology
connects all components of food preparation--refrigeration, cooking,
rethermalization, baking, and holding--into a seamless environment
managed and accessible, even remotely, from anywhere. Kitchen Brains
streamlines equipment diagnostics, maintenance and service, while
reducing operating costs and increasing sales.
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To contact Reza Khani directly, please email email@example.com
or call 203-380-3496.
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