Chef's Corner

ACP Appoints Jason Jones as Eastern Regional Sales Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 25, 2024) – David Kalinowski, President of ACP, Inc., a Welbilt company, announced that Jason Jones has joined as Manager-Eastern Regional Sales, reporting to Ken Harris, Vice President of Sales.

Jason Jones

Jones brings over 10 years of sales experience, including his most recent role with Eloma USA, also a Welbilt company, where he was Territory Sales Manager supporting all sales activities in the United States.

Jones’ extensive foodservice background includes a culinary degree from the New England Culinary Institute (NECI), and several executive chef positions across various segments, from fine dining to catering. Additionally, he held a sales and project manager role for food service consulting firm C&T Design and Equipment Company, in Louisville, Kentucky. Jones was chef and owner of Sublime Cuisine in Louisville for over 10 years, starting a profitable, full-service consulting, catering, and personal chef service business, which successfully grew and rebranded restaurants to increase their revenue and profitability. He was also Executive Chef for Ashbourne Farms, overseeing culinary operations for a multi-million-dollar event space.

In addition to his culinary degree, Jones is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

“With Jason’s industry sales experience and success, his culinary prowess within commercial kitchen design, business and restaurant ownership, and chef and demonstration talents, we believe he will be a tremendous addition to our sales team,” said 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.