BURR RIDGE, ILL. — BAK Food Equipment announced that Michael Bobak has joined the company as manager of strategic initiatives and business solutions. He will work to expand the company’s team of sales consultants and leverage economic insight to increase sales. He will work alongside John Bobak, founder and chief executive officer of BAK Food Equipment, and Zack Olson, manager of growth strategy and innovation.

As one of John Bobak’s four children, Michael Bobak has been immersed in the food processing business his entire life. His knowledge of economics and strategic expertise from his consulting background positions him well to spearhead future growth for BAK Food Equipment, according to the company.

“I’m ecstatic to have Michael joining the BAK Food Equipment team,” John Bobak said. “I know he will help us reach our goal of becoming the leading provider of food processing equipment in North America.”

Prior to joining BAK Food Equipment, Michael Bobak worked as a senior associate consultant at Topline Strategy Group, a management consulting firm. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2022 with a double major in economics and philosophy. While at the university, he interned at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, contributing to research on various economic issues.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside the talented and experienced team my father has brought together at BAK Food Equipment,” Michael Bobak said. “I’m excited to put into practice all the skills I’ve gained over the past few years to make a difference.”

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