Erik Nommsen Named President of Champion Industries

Erik Nommsen Named President of Champion Industries

Erik Nommsen Named President of Champion IndustriesWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 14, 2016) – Champion® Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial warewashing systems, today announced Erik Nommsen as president of the Champion Group, which includes the Champion, Moyer Diebel and Bi-Line brands. Nommsen will formally join the company on Monday, January 18th.

This will be Nommsen’s second appointment as president of the Champion Group. He played an integral part of Champion’s overall success during his first tenure from 2008-2014. In 2014, Nommsen left Champion to join Hog Slat, Inc., as the director of manufacturing and operations in Newton Grove, N.C. Nommsen will report directly to Filippo Berti, Chief Executive Officer of Ali Group North America.

“It is with great pleasure we welcome Erik back to Champion,” Filippo Berti, Chief Executive Officer of Ali Group North American, said. “We look forward to working with him to excel and advance in the foodservice industry.”


Champion Industries is a division of the Ali Group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Champion manufactures an array of versatile commercial dishwashing equipment ranging from under counter machines to single-rack door machines, rack conveyor machines and upright conveyor/flight machines. Other products include powered soak sinks and pot and pan washing systems. Champion also manufactures Trisys waste equipment that can reduce waste up to 95 percent. The Trisys waste division includes Pulper Systems, the Slow Speed Grinder (SSG), Centrifuge and Phoenix dehydrator. Champion’s ability to customize products makes Champion the preferred brand for foodservice operations of all sizes – from coffee houses and restaurants to hospitals, schools and other institutions.

In the past 12 months Champion’s innovative products have saved over 145 million gallons of water, 38 million kilowatts of energy and over $5 million in utility savings. With over 100 years’ experience in designing and building standard and custom dishwashers, Champion and its employees are dedicated to excellence in engineering, manufacturing and customer service and are proud to say their products are one hundred percent built in North America. For more information on Champion Industries call toll free 800-532-8591, or visit


Founded in 1963 by Luciano Berti, the Ali Group is an Italian corporation with headquarters located in Milan, Italy and North American operations based in Chicago, Illinois. The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of commercial and institutional foodservice equipment used by major restaurant and hotel chains, independent restaurants, hospitals, schools, airports, correctional institutions and canteens.

The Ali Group and its 77 global brands employs over 10,000 people in 33 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s two largest groups in this industry. It has 58 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries and sales and service subsidiaries throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

For more information on Ali Group products and services, visit