Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH appoints new Managing Director

Eglfing, Germany. Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH is pleased to announce that Reine Wasner will take on the position of Managing Director effective immediately and thereby assume product responsibility at the Eglfing location. He is succeeding Ralf Klein, who has left the company after 12 years of service. Reine will assume global responsibility for Convotherm, working closely with the Welbilt team to continue growing the business internationally.

Commenting on his new position, Reine Wasner said: “I am excited to join the dynamic Convotherm team and be part of the Welbilt family. The Convotherm brand has a tremendous opportunity to grow further and I am looking forward to continue driving the company’s positive momentum.”

Reine Wasner has 20 years of experience working in international companies and building global teams. He brings a broad knowledge of technology and innovation coupled with marketing experience to the role, having previously worked from 2015 to 2017 as the General Manager at Mont Blanc, one of the leading product developers, manufacturers and suppliers of world-class load carrier systems. Prior to that, Mr. Wasner led the marketing and business development activities of Uster Technologies, the global leader in textile testing. He served two years Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaggeholms Folkhögskola, a non-profit organization in Sweden, which provides educational support to youths and disabled people. He graduated from Lund University with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA and did PhD in Supply Chain Management from Linköping University together with MIT Sloan School of Management. A Swedish native, Mr. Wasner is also fluent in German, English and French.
About Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH
Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH is located in the Upper Bavarian town of Eglfing, Germany. The company has been designing cutting-edge combi steamer technology since it was founded in 1976. A subsidiary of Welbilt, a business with operations all around the globe, Convotherm currently employs around 260 people.

About Welbilt, Inc.
Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. We offer fully-integrated kitchen systems and our products are backed by KitchenCare® aftermarket parts and service. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. The company has approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.46 billion in 2016. Its portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland, Convotherm®, Delfield®, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. For more information, visit

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