Marcone Commercial Kitchen Welcomes Experienced Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 8, 2024) – Marcone Group, a leading national distributor of commercial kitchen, appliance, HVAC, plumbing and pool and spa parts and equipment, announced today the addition of Max Zakharenko to its leadership team.

As Vice President of OEM Relationships, Zakharenko will be responsible for strategic planning, partnership development, communication, coordination and OEM customer relationship management. Zakharenko brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in strategic leadership and organizational growth.

“Max’s proven track record and deep industry relationships aligns seamlessly with Marcone’s commitment to the foodservice industry.” said 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.”

Prior to joining Marcone, Zakharenko served as President of Middleby Marshall, a division of the Middleby Corporation. He also previously worked as Middleby Marshall’s Vice President of Finance and Operations, and as a key member of their corporate accounting team. He demonstrated a commitment to driving revenue, fostering innovation and surpassing performance targets, key values shared by Marcone Commercial Kitchen as it enters its second year of operations.

“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 said. “I am confident that together, we can navigate complex challenges and drive transformational change.”

Marcone Group expanded its successful distribution business into the commercial kitchen sector in late 2022, acting on customer feedback indicating that the industry would benefit from Marcone’s national distribution network. 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.


About Marcone
Marcone is the leading provider of premium solutions, parts and equipment for professionals serving customers on their appliance parts, HVAC, plumbing and commercial kitchen needs. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Marcone is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise operating out of 200 locations throughout North America. Offering unparalleled product breadth, know-how across our national footprint and ease of doing business via leading-edge technology, servicers prefer Marcone because we amplify what they do best: take great care of their clients with speed, reliability and accuracy. Learn more about Marcone at

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Marcone HVAC
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