Lodi, Wisc. (February 25, 2009) – Tim Moskal has re-joined Alkar as Vice President of Sales. He will report directly to Magdy Albert, Executive Vice President of the Middleby Food Processing Group.

In his new position, Tim will oversee and direct the Alkar domestic sales team and their activities. He will also manage the larger customer relationships within Alkar.

“Tim Moskal has an outstanding reputation in the industry and we are pleased he has re-joined the Alkar team,” said Magdy Albert. “His experience in the industry and long-standing customer relationships will be a definite asset to our entire organization.”

Tim was previously with Alkar from 1989 to 2005 where he held various sales management positions, the most recent being Director of Sales. For the past two years he was employed with Rieser as a National Account Manager and Thermal Processing Manager.

Tim attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Archeology. Started VECTORS, a smokehouse manufacture and repair company with his father in 1978 and subsequently sold the business to ALKAR in 1989.

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial food cooking, preparation and processing. The company's leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Carter Hoffmann®, CTX®, FriFri®, Giga®, Holman®, Houno®, Jade®, Lang®, MagiKitch'n®, Middleby Marshall®, Nu-Vu®, Pitco Frialator®, Southbend®, Star®, Toastmaster® and Wells®. The company’s leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, MP Equipment®, and RapidPak®. The Middleby Corporation was recognized by Business Week as one of the Top 100 Hot Growth Companies of 2007 and 2008, by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Fastest 50 Growth Companies in 2007, and by Forbes as one of the Best Small Companies in 2007.

For more information about the Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit www.middleby.com.

Contact: Darcy Bretz, Investor and Public Relations, (847) 429-7756