Oakbrook Terrace, IL (RestaurantNews.com) Winsight, LLC (“Winsight”), a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has appointed Darren Tristano as President of Technomic. Winsight acquired Technomic, a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry, in August. Tristano joined Technomic in 1994 and for the past twenty years has overseen its information services division.
“Our intent when purchasing the business was to identify opportunities for investment and to organize a leadership team with the vision and skill to make the company even more successful,” said Mike Wood, Chief Executive Officer of Winsight. “Based on his demonstrated success in growing the Information Services division, his credibility across the industry and his lasting allegiance to the business, Darren stood out as a natural candidate for this role.”
“Those of us who have been at Technomic for a long time are excited for the opportunity to reassess the business and recalibrate it for long term growth, relevance and success. The changes we have made signal the beginning of a new chapter for Technomic, with new leadership, a new organizational structure and new initiatives. The future is full of opportunities for the business, its employees and its customers and now we have a plan to go better serve them. We have such a talented team and the opportunity to fund their ideas for new products, services, and approaches is invigorating,” said Darren Tristano. “I am honored to assume this role at such an important time in Technomic’s history. Our teams are motivated, our customers are engaged, and we have great ideas in the pipeline to bring new value to the marketplace.”
All of Technomic’s senior staff and leadership team remain onboard in support of Tristano.
Winsight, LLC is a business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four publications, including CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Convenience Store Products, a suite of digital products including websites, e-newsletters (CSP Daily News) and webinars, plus video products, mobile and tablet apps, custom marketing solutions and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia. The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences—Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and MenuDirections—in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings.
For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to winsightmedia.com.
Technomic drives growth and profitability for its clients by providing the most reliable, consumer-grounded, channel-relevant data with forward-looking strategic insights. Services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry.
Visit www.technomic.com for more information.
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