Former Middleby Exec Joins Marcone

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Max Zakharenko

Max Zakharenko, the former president of Middleby Marshall, is starting a new chapter in 2024, joining Marcone Commercial Kitchen.

As the VP of OEM relationships for Marcone, Zakharenko is responsible for strategic planning, partnership development, communication, coordination and OEM customer relationship management.

“Max’s proven track record and deep industry relationships aligns seamlessly with Marcone’s commitment to the foodservice industry,” says Keri Llewellyn, president of Marcone Commercial Kitchen. “With his transformative leadership, we are eager to elevate our OEM relationships and achieve new milestones in the industry.”

In addition to serving as president of Middleby Marshall, Zakharenko’s background includes time as Middleby Marshall’s VP of finance and operations, and as a key member of the manufacturer’s corporate accounting team.

“I am eager to leverage my experience in leading teams, operations and finance to contribute to the continued success and growth of Marcone Commercial Kitchen,” Zakharenko says. “I am confident that together, we can navigate complex challenges and drive transformational change.”

Marcone Group is a national distributor of commercial kitchen, appliance, HVAC, plumbing and pool and spa parts and equipment. With nearly 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including distribution centers in most major metro areas, Marcone provides next-day ground delivery to 93% of the United States and 100% two-day delivery.


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