MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Steve Robert has been named vice-president of global sales at AIB International, effective Jan. 1.

“Steve brings extensive industry expertise, as well as a different strategic approach to how AIB International can drive and inspire the global food and beverage industry,” said Andre R. Biane, president and chief executive officer of AIB International. “His international sales successes in the food service industry will be a ‘shot in the arm’ that helps propel AIB International into its centennial year in 2019.”

Robert has more than 14 years of experience in the food service channel, including as senior sales leader with multiple food equipment and service companies. Most recently, he was the global vice-president of corporate accounts with the food safety and brand standards division of EcoSure. He also has considerable international experience, having executed strategic customer acquisitions in emerging global markets such as China. In addition to working in the food industry, Robert has worked in the financial services sector. 

 “As AIB International redefines itself in 2019 I look forward to listening closely to our clients and delivering on their needs,” Robert said. “Working with an international organization that truly protects the food supply every day is an honor, and I am confident that we can continue adapting to serve our industry.”