Equipment manufacturer Blodgett has appointed R. Timothy Thaler vice president of sales and marketing. In his new capacity Thaler will head up all sales, marketing and training programs for the company. Thaler, who has been with Blodgett for 27 years, previously held such posts as director of sales and national accounts and director of service.

“Tim has a long-standing track record of success as director of sales and national accounts at Blodgett,” said Gary Mick, group president of Blodgett, Doyon and Nu-Vu companies. “He was instrumental with the KFC grilled-chicken oven order — Blodgett’s single largest order — and has successfully brought in several other large accounts.”