Marcone Commercial Kitchen, a division of Marcone, announced that Michael Walker has joined the company as National Sales Manager for Canada.

“Marcone has seen tremendous growth in the Canadian market and we see ongoing opportunity to provide reliable parts delivery there,” said Keri Llewellyn, President of Marcone Commercial Kitchen. “Michael’s industry expertise and leadership abilities will be key in formalizing Marcone’s partnerships with service agents moving forward.”

Walker brings more than 20 years of sales experience to the role, including positions with original equipment manufacturers such as Electrolux and Samsung. For Marcone, he will establish and deepen partnerships with service agent companies throughout Canada to help boost their productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

The addition of a Canadian sales manager follows news of marked growth in that market for Marcone. The company recently was named a Master Distributor for Garland Canada, and now offers overnight delivery of Garland, Lincoln, Cleveland, Frymaster, Merrychef, Convotherm, Multiplex, Kolpak and Delfield Genuine OEM parts in Canada.  

Marcone Commercial Kitchen launched last year in response to industry research suggesting that commercial kitchens throughout the U.S. would benefit from less downtime by utilizing Marcone's artificial intelligence technologies and vast distribution network. The success of its U.S. operations led to its growth in the Canadian market, where it relies on multiple distribution centers to provide industry-best delivery times with both ground and air options. In addition, it utilizes smart technology within its warehouses to ensure that 99.5% of in-stock orders ship the same day when placed by 4 p.m. EST in Canada.