Unified Brands, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment, announced that Chuck Parke joined the company’s senior leadership team as vice president of operations. In his new role, Parke will be based in Conyers and will oversee Unified Brands’ operations in Weidman, Michigan; Jackson, Mississippi; and Pryor, Oklahoma.

Parke brings more than 30 years of engineering, operations and executive management experience to Unified Brands, including positions with TRW, John Deere, Emerson Electric and Maytag/Whirlpool. In 2007, he became an educator, serving on the faculty for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Business for more than seven years.

In 2014, Parke returned to industry as the senior vice president of operations for Dura-Line. Most recently he was the general manager for North American operations for another Dover company, Anthony International. Parke earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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