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Axel R. J. Beck
Executive Vice President

Axel R. J. Beck is Executive Vice President, Food Equipment of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Mr. Beck joined Hobart in Offenburg, Germany in 1989 as an Industrial Engineer. He then managed Hobart UK’s British manufacturing site for five years, before returning to Southern Germany in 2002 as Business Unit Manager Warewash Systems. In 2009, he was appointed to General Manager of Hobart, and in 2011, Vice President General Manager of Warewash International. In 2016, Mr. Beck assumed responsibility of Group President, Global Warewash. Most recently, he was elected Executive Vice President, Food Equipment.

Mr. Beck studied Business & Economics and Mechanical Engineering and graduated from the University of Applied Science in Offenburg, Germany with a master’s in Mechanical Engineering.