Paul Geist Appointed General Manager

Cleveland, OH – August 3, 2023Kappus Company, a leading foodservice equipment, parts and service provider headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is pleased to announce that Paul Geist has joined the company as General Manager.

In this key leadership role, Mr. Geist will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, including sales, service, operations, marketing, finance, IT and human resources. He will provide leadership spanning multiple business units and will drive the organization to exceed financial and customer metrics, and operational KPIs.

“Paul’s strong leadership and ability to drive growth and profitability is a huge asset to Kappus Company”, noted John Kappus, President. “I am confident his business acumen and forward-thinking approach will be vital as we execute on our vision of continuously earning the respect of our employees, customers and partners as the best solutions provider for foodservice equipment, parts and service.”

Mr. Geist joins Kappus Company with over 25 years of manufacturing, operations and financial leadership experience, most recently as the General Manager of a leading truck accessories manufacturer. His strong focus throughout his career on strategy development, commercial and operational execution, financial performance and strategic growth initiatives will be instrumental as he positions Kappus for continued growth in the foodservice distribution industry. He obtained his B.S.B.A. from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and his leadership experience includes over 10 years as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States military.

About Kappus Company

When food service operators need to satisfy the diverse needs of their businesses, Kappus Company provides the industry know-how and quality equipment to ensure they secure the right solutions for the best value.  Celebrating 75 years in 2023, Kappus has a long-standing reputation for representing the best products, delivering exceptional service and being a turnkey provider. Kappus sells and services major brands including Taylor®, Henny Penny®, Flavor Burst® and Bravo®, as well as servicing Concordia Beverage Systems, TurboChef™, Blodgett® Cornelius, JoeTap and Follett®.  For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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