Unitherm Food Systems, a leading manufacturer of thermal food processing equipment, has named Mark Smith as its CEO. Mr. Smith brings extensive experience in business development and leadership, having spent a total of 9 years in commercial banking and private equity and 16 years in leadership roles with Daydots, Inc. and Ecolab, Inc. Smith was instrumental in guiding Daydots through its early stages of development, rapid growth and its ultimate sale to Ecolab, where he worked for 5 years to lead the business in continued growth and integration with its new parent company.
Mr. Smith will oversee all aspects of daily operations and strategic planning for Unitherm. He holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA, both from Baylor University.
David Howard, Unitherm’s founder and owner, will continue his active involvement with the business, serving as its Chairman, with a focus on product and business development.