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James K. Pool III, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, The Middleby Corporation

Mr. Pool is responsible for Middleby commercial foodservice technology initiatives including IoT, ventless cooking, robotics, advanced controls, and air purification. In his current role as a company officer, Mr. Pool is directing the long-term company strategy, including M&A and innovation development. He has held several senior leadership positions within Middleby since the company’s acquisition of TurboChef in January 2009.

Mr. Pool also led the design and creation of the recently opened Middleby Innovation Kitchens, the first commercial foodservice demonstration kitchen of its kind located in the Dallas area. Visit www.middleby.com/mik.