CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (September 18, 2023) – David Kalinowski, President of ACP, Inc., an Ali Group company, today announced the appointment of Ken Harris as Vice President of Sales, effective October 2.
Harris brings a rich background in the industry to ACP, coupled with extensive expertise in restaurant equipment sales. Since 2011, he has been employed at Scotsman Ice Systems, where he held the role of Regional Sales Manager, overseeing the Northeast U.S. and Canada. Before joining Scotsman, Harris served as a Territory Manager with manufacturers' representative groups Bauer Marketing Group and SESCO. In these roles, he represented a wide range of foodservice manufacturers, covering categories such as cooking equipment, refrigeration, food preparation equipment, smallwares and accessories. In the early stages of his career, Harris was an owner/operator of a Chick-fil-A in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is a graduate of Penn State University and resides in Pennsylvania.
Harris will oversee ACP, Inc.’s global sales operations, leading their internal sales team and collaborating with their international partners.
“With Ken’s proven leadership and overall dedication to his deep relationships in the industry, I am confident he will continue to deliver value to our partners. I look forward to seeing the impact he will have on our team and company,” said Kalinowski.
Harris will report directly to Kalinowski.
About ACP Inc.
ACP, Inc. manufactures a full line of commercial high-speed cooking equipment carrying the Amana® Commercial, Menumaster® Commercial, and XpressChef® brands. In 1969, ACP, Inc. brought the first commercial microwave to the market under the Amana brand.
In the 1980’s, ACP, Inc. introduced the first high-speed combination oven to market—the Jetwave®. Today, Amana Commercial, Menumaster Commercial, and XpressChef remain the recognized leaders of commercial microwave ovens and high-speed cooking solutions. Building upon a solid foundation of innovation, technology and state-of-the-art facilities, ACP, Inc. continues to develop new products designed to reduce cooking time, improve overall kitchen efficiency and enhance the quality and consistency of the foods prepared in our ovens. Amana Commercial, Menumaster Commercial, and XpressChef products are backed by world-class 24/7/365 ComServ service and support and are fabricated and assembled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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