Kari Fulton has joined Globe Food Equipment Company as food retail business development manager. Fulton completed a food service internship with Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom College Program in 1983. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree in hotel and restaurant administration from Central Missouri State University in 1984. Fulton worked in foodservice management in restaurants, clubs and institutional foodservice with 13 years at the University of Iowa. She then moved to sales with The Barker Company where she developed, designed, and sold retail specialty display cases to both the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Barker Company was purchased by Hillphoenix in 2007 and Fulton served as a product specialist, regional sales manager, and in a national sales position. She also served as vice president retail sales at Alto-Shaam.
As Globe’s food retail business development manager, Fulton is responsible for implementing Globe’s food retail business development strategy, identifying new business and product opportunities while maintaining key relationships in this segment. Fulton will report directly to Globe’s vice president of sales and marketing, Kevin Woods.
Jenni Butler has joined Globe as director of product management and marketing. Prior to joining Globe, Butler worked in the foodservice equipment industry for over 20 years. She began her career as an application specialist/technical writer and has since served in a variety of positions including: marketing analyst, territory sales representative, business unit manager, segment marketing manager, brand manager and product manager. Butler earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio.
She will be responsible for managing new product projects and developing and implementing our strategic marketing plan. Butler will report to Kevin Woods, vice president of sales and marketing, for marketing and to Globe’ President, Hilton Garner, for product management.