Grindmaster-Cecilware™ Tabs Crane Merchandising System’s Jose Avendano As Vice President of Engineering

Grindmaster-Cecilware Corp. announced that Jose G. Avendaño has been appointed as vice president of engineering. He will be based in Louisville, Ky. and will be responsible for all aspects of engineering for the company.

Avendano was most recently employed at Crane Merchandising Systems in St. Louis, Mo. as director of refrigeration and product reliability. He has 30 years of product development, product testing, and project management experience, including 20 years of appliance experience with GE Venezuela and Maytag and 10 years of food service industry experience with Bunn-O-Matic and Crane.

Avendano has earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Additionally, he is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and has facilitated several VA/VE (Value Analysis/Value Engineering) events. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and a past member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Michael G. Tinsley, chief executive officer said in a prepared statement, “Jose will add considerable capabilities in product development and support and we're looking forward to his creative and innovative contributions to our product line.”

Grindmaster-Cecilware™ is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. with locations in New York, Illinois, and Thailand. The company is owned and managed by BNY Mezzanine Partners, L.P.

Grindmaster-Cecilware’s™ extensive product line is the basis for the company’s mission; to build the next generation single source global beverage and foodservice equipment solution. Grindmaster-Cecilware™ manufactures a comprehensive line of quality beverage dispensing equipment for hot, cold, and frozen beverages and a complementary foodservice equipment line.