Baltimore — Vulcan, a leading provider of commercial cooking equipment, has promoted Meghan Hurst to vice president of sales and marketing for Vulcan. Hurst has been with Vulcan for almost 8 years, having most recently served as marketing director.
“Meghan’s analytical nature combined with her creative expertise and strong understanding of the foodservice industry and its customers made our choice easy when deciding to promote her to this important position,” says Chris Stern, vice president and general manager, North America Cooking. “We focus on promoting strong performers within our company and Meghan’s loyalty and accomplishments have been proven through successful data-driven decisions, leadership and mentoring of others. Driving organic sales growth is a top priority for our business — Meghan understands that and knows how to makes it happen.”
Responsible for maintaining and growing Vulcan’s market share, Hurst will be focused on continuing to apply ITW’s 80/20 business process across the selling function. She will also strive to increase and maintain a high level of satisfaction for Vulcan customers.
She will be responsible for leading the sales team including sales directors, product business development managers, K-12 market segment manager, consultant services manager, chain sales team, the customer service team and the marketing and culinary teams.
Known for its great quality and reliability, Vulcan is setting the stage for its future by developing a new “Center of Excellence” facility, which will be located in Baltimore and built over three phases over the next year. The Center of Excellence will host training, end user testing and other culinary experiences when the first phase of the center opens in 2022. Vulcan is building its support teams at the center to include culinary, technical and sales personnel and will be investing in upgrading its facility, engineering lab and kitchen.
For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for top-quality, energy-efficient commercial cooking equipment. Vulcan is part of ITW Food Equipment Group. For more information, visit www.vulcanequipment.com.