DENVER, CO – August 29, 2022 – Excell and Nissco buying groups named industry veteran, Mike Jewett to CEO, effective August 29. The announcement was made by the groups’ Leadership Team.
Board of Directors member and former CEO, Randy Brunschwig shares “I am excited to welcome Mike as the new leader of this dynamic organization. We performed an extensive search to fill the CEO position. Our focus was to find someone who brings energy, focus, and new thinking to the organization as we evolve to meet the needs of our members. Mike has extensive experience within our industry, brings an award-winning attitude, and is someone who will connect with our members in exciting, new ways, offering them exactly what they need to succeed.”
Mike will work directly with the Excell and Nissco teams, dealers, and suppliers to create long-term success strategies, execute growth initiatives, and drive operational excellence through customer service - reinforcing our strong position as industry-leading buying groups.
Brunschwig also shares, “I want to thank CFO Andrew Meyer (Interim CEO) for his leadership during this transition. Additionally, I want to thank our team who worked tirelessly to make this period in our company’s history a successful and seamless transition. We made significant strides in advancing our strategic initiatives and positioning the group for future growth. I look forward to working with Andrew and our new CEO Mike Jewett as an active board member and advisor to the team.”
Andrew Meyer reiterates that “over the past several months, our team has done an amazing job engaging with our dealer and supplier partners to identify innovative ways to service our members. These efforts are further accelerated with Mike Jewett joining the team. He will bring a fresh perspective to our organization that will allow us to maximize the potential of the group with the primary goal of becoming Stronger Together.”
Mike brings over 25 years of industry experience and leadership to his new role. While Mike's experience is extensive, his formative years and longest tenure were spent with ITW/Hobart as the Central U.S. Regional Director, managing over $80M in revenue.
In addition, he filled the role of Vice President Service Operations for TriMark-Strategic, where he introduced strategic growth initiatives, oversaw the implementation of a state-of-the-art service ERP system, and streamlined processes to improve overall operations.
As the CEO of Horizon Bradco, a dedicated sales, service, and supplies organization focused on the commercial foodservice equipment industry, he unified a struggling business by driving customer success and accountability to every level of the organization and revamped the culture around the virtue of Integrity.
Most recently Mike served as the Vice President of Global Service for Spectris plc, a London-based company specializing in high-tech instrumentation, test equipment and software for the world's most technically demanding industrial applications. At Spectris, Mike was charged with overhauling their aftermarket global service offering to drive long-term success.
Mike has a deep-rooted passion for the commercial foodservice equipment industry and the value it brings to millions of people across the world. His deep experience, strength at forging relationships, and ability to develop profitable growth for the companies he has led, along with their customers, is established and well-known.
Mike and his family will be relocating from Dallas, Texas to Denver, Colorado in the near future. Mike recently shared his excitement stating that he is, "elated for the opportunity to join the Excell and Nissco team as CEO. With nearly three decades of experience in all facets of commercial foodservice equipment and supplies, I am ready to support our team members to best serve our dealer and supplier partners."