Marcone Group Commercial Kitchen Division Appoints New Vice President of Manufacturer Partnerships
St. Louis, Mo. (PRUnderground) January 18th, 2023
Marcone, a leading distributor of home appliance, HVAC, and plumbing repair parts and equipment across North America, announced today that Steve Otto has been appointed Vice President of Manufacturer Partnerships for the Marcone Group Commercial Kitchen division. In this newly created role, foodservice equipment industry veteran Otto will facilitate partnerships with the industry’s leading original equipment manufacturers, ensuring replacement parts are readily accessible to service companies in support of commercial foodservice operators throughout the country.
Otto’s decision to join Marcone follows a successful 30-year career at Darden Restaurants, where he most recently served as director, Capital Equipment and Strategic Sourcing. In that capacity, he worked collaboratively with manufacturers to ensure Darden locations had access to necessary equipment. He developed a reputation for being committed to the industry and was selected to join the National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations working group.
“We are excited to have Steve join the team,” Marcone Group Commercial Kitchen division president Keri Llewellyn said. “He brings vast knowledge and experience of restaurant operations to Marcone and knows the needs of the service companies that support equipment uptime inside and out. He is highly respected in the industry having worked with most of the original equipment manufacturers throughout his career.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the Marcone Group Commercial Kitchen division,” Otto said. “This is an incredible opportunity to work with a dynamic team and company that is customer-focused to provide the best service and outcome for the end user.”
Marcone is a leading distributor of home appliance, HVAC, and plumbing repair parts and equipment across North America. The company is an authorized distributor for major brands such as Whirlpool, Electrolux, General Electric, Maytag, Bosch, Samsung, L-G and many more. Through its vast distribution network, Marcone supplies the largest inventory of original replacement parts in the country for household appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, and dryers. Through its Munch’s business, Marcone supplies HVAC equipment and repair parts and through its Professional Plumbing Group business, it supplies repair parts to plumbers including its proprietary brands—Wolverine Brass and Speakman. Headquartered in St. Louis, Marcone operates 113 facilities, has approximately 2,000 employees, and serves over 60,000 professional customers. For more information, visit www.marcone.com.