Mike Dent has been named the Middleby Worldwide United Kingdom and Ireland Sales Manager. For the first year, Mike will equally divide his time between Thurne and the division brands – Scanico, Cozzini, and RapidPak, developing their market with a growth strategy.

“Highly motivated and enthusiastic, with over 30 years’ experience in the sale of capital equipment, Mike will focus on creating effective and profitable relationships with our customers,” said Peter Jongen, President of Thurne-Middleby Ltd.


Dent is experienced in all buying levels of food, beverage, aerospace, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. Most recently, he developed major global food manufacturing sales teams through motivation and management in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He will be based at Thurne-Middleby Ltd. in the UK.