Industry software firm KCL says it is levelling up its worldwide expansion after hiring Luca Salomoni to serve the EAME and APAC regions.
Mr Salomoni is best known as the founder and developer of MasterChef software – now owned by Specifi – which is used by commercial kitchen designers and distributors.
The move marks the expansion of Illinois-based KCL’s footprint outside of the Americas.
“KCL software tools have always served an international audience, but Luca will enable us to play a more active role in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East,” explained Kevin Kochman, president of KCL.
“With more than two decades of experience in the foodservice design software business, Luca’s understanding of industry challenges and his relationships will help KCL build its presence abroad. His focus on results-driven relationships is very much in line with our approach.”
Mr Salomoni has solid experience creating CAD and BIM applications, foodservice quote applications, and played a role in developing the IFSE BIM standard classification.
He also brings a deep understanding of what it takes to serve a worldwide market with more than 20 years working within the foodservice community with manufacturers and designers.
He said he was excited about the prospect of building KCL’s presence internationally.
“They have such a positive worldwide reputation. Given my background, I know I can expand their reach and build on their reputation for excellent service and innovative products, like KCL NapkinSketch – there’s nothing like it in the EAME and APAC regions.”
KCL NapkinSketch is a tool that lets users create quality designs without running a CAD or Revit programme. The company also offers a free mobile app.
The company claims to have launched the world’s first collection of foodservice design symbols from multiple manufacturers back in 1985.