Marra Forni, the Maryland Based Manufacturer of Commercial Artisan Brick Oven Cooking Solutions, Announces Two New Domestic Sales Appointments.

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Marra Forni announces the addition of two veteran sales executives to its North American sales team. Tito Rodriguez will assume leadership of the company’s sales efforts in the Southeastern US. Michael Kelly will assume responsibility for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canadian Regions.

Marra Forni's new Southeastern and Northeast & Midwest Regional Sales Managers

“Sharing a common culinary background, I look forward to having Tito and Michael as a part of the Marra Forni Family, and I know that their contributions to our continued growth will be significant,” said Francesco Marra, President & CEO.

Marra Forni, the Beltsville, MD based manufacturer of Brick Oven Cooking Solutions, announces the addition of two veteran sales executives to its North American sales team. Medardo “Tito” Rodriguez will be based in Miami, FL, and will assume leadership of the company’s sales efforts in the Southeastern US. Michael Kelly will be based out of Pittsburgh, PA, and will assume responsibility for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canadian Regions. Both will be responsible for the respective regional development and execution of Marra Forni’s business plan and corporate growth objectives, including rep group, channel partner, and key account development.

Todd Griffith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated “I’m personally excited to have both Tito and Michael join us as a part of our global sales group. There are high expectations of both in their roles and I have no doubt that they will contribute to the elevation of our team and positioning in the marketplace!”

Rodriguez, a 26-year veteran of the foodservice industry, enjoyed success with the InterContinental Hotel Group in addition to regional culinary and sales leadership roles with Rational, and Alto-Shaam. Most recently Tito was a partner in a Miami based Manufacturers Rep Firm; Inspired Culinary. Michael Kelly has also enjoyed a successful career in the foodservice industry, consisting of experience with Metz Management serving as Executive Chef with multiple institutional clients. He then joined HMAK, a regional foodservice equipment dealer based in Pittsburgh. His most recent position was with Everidge Commercial Refrigeration where his dual role included Corporate Executive Chef in addition to Vice President of Foodservice Sales for the Central Region.

“Sharing a common culinary background, I look forward to having Tito and Michael as a part of the Marra Forni Family, and I know that their contributions to our continued growth will be significant” said Francesco Marra, President & CEO. We have continued to work hard and make wise investments in order to put ourselves in the best position to achieve future success. This is another component of that strategy, and I am confident in our team and very optimistic about the future!”

Marra Forni, based in Beltsville, MD, is a leading domestic manufacturer and global supplier to the commercial foodservice Industry. The product line includes a full line of brick-oven cooking solutions, refrigerated prep tables, mixers, slicers. Marra Forni currently sells and supports its products in 5 continents and 23 countries worldwide.

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