Denise Jerger-Schatz has been promoted to Managing Director of Maurer-Atmos Middleby GmbH based in Reichenau, Germany. In her new position, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and overall strategic direction and initiatives of sales and engineering at the company.

“Denise’s leadership skills and demonstrated competencies will lead Maurer-Atmos into the next chapter of global expansion. Her commitment to quality, innovation, and customer support are well aligned with our focus on the future development of unique thermal solutions,” said Mark Salman, President of the Middleby Processing Group who made the announcement.

Jerger-Schatz has been with Maurer-Atmos since 2012 as the controller. Prior to this, she held positions in finance with IBM and Sunways. She holds a degree in business administration and is multilingual.

Maurer-Atmos Middleby GmbH provides innovative systems in thermal processing with more than 70,000 installations worldwide. Equipment is provided for smoking, cooking, drying and maturation, as well as thawing, chilling, and pasteurization. The new Maurer CMP technology offers a unique continuous, accelerated maturing process solution for dried and matured products shortening process times by 40%.

Middleby Food Processing and Packaging provides a portfolio of globally recognized brands with industry leading technologies for food production. For more information on Middleby Food Processing Group, visit