Don Hinshaw, The Sterno Group CEO, has announced his retirement effective December 31, and Craig Carnes, Group President, Foodservice Products Group, will become CEO of The Sterno Group effective January 1, 2021. Hinshaw will continue on with his role as an Executive Board Member. Carnes will continue to oversee the Food Service Group. In addition, Steve Chambelin, Group President, Retail Products Group, and Steve Pellegrini, The Sterno Group CFO, will report to Mr. Carnes.

Hinshaw first joined Candlelamp twelve years ago, and has overseen the acquisition of Sterno, along with the acquisition of three other companies, Sterno Home (fka NII Northern International), Sterno Delivery, and Rimports.

“I am proud of the team and company we have built over the past twelve years. Our companies have become the dominate players in their respective industries, and are great places to work,” says Hinshaw. “With the right people, culture, and leadership, many great things can be accomplished.”

Carnes says, “On behalf of The Sterno Group, I would like to thank Don for his leadership over the past twelve years. We have seen tremendous growth, both organically and through acquisition, during Don’s tenure. I look forward to building on that success by working with our talented employee base to continue to deliver quality innovative products that provide solutions and value to our customers.”

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