May/June 2023

Marcone Enters Commercial Kitchen Parts Distribution

The commercial foodservice equipment parts landscape is adding another player in the form of Marcone. Marcone teamThe North American distributor

includes working with QualServ. “We are excited to have EJ on our team,” Llewellyn adds. “He brings an extensive knowledge of the industry’s value chain including the needs of manufacturers,

of home appliance, HVAC and plumbing repair parts and equipment, has added commercial kitchen equipment parts to its portfolio. To lead Marcone’s efforts in this area, the company tapped two foodservice equipment industry veterans: Keri Llewellyn will serve as president and EJ Morrow as chief commercial officer of the newly created Marcone Commercial Kitchen Group. Llewellyn most recently served as group vice president and

dealers, service agents, and most importantly, the end users.” Marcone has chosen to enter commercial kitchen parts distribution during a pretty dynamic time as the foodservice industry continues to deal with ongoing challenges in the form of supply chain issues, inflation, labor shortages and more. Further adding to the challenging dynamic is the fact that commercial kitchen parts distribution features a handful of very established players, such as Parts Town. While acknowledging these market conditions, Llewellyn remains enthusiastic about Marcone’s latest endeavor. “For Marcone, this is something the company has researched well and it’s a

chief commercial officer for Welbilt, a multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer that was acquired by Ali Group earlier this year. Her background also includes working with TriMark USA, a Massachusetts-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer with offices throughout the country. While at TriMark, Llewellyn held a variety of senior leadership roles, including vice president of operations for the dealer’s Orange County, Calif., segment. Morrow’s background includes working in leadership roles with a variety of foodservice equipment manufacturers, such as Lancer, Standex Cooking Solutions Group and Unified Brands. His foodservice equipment industry background also

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