Marcone Canada Positioned to Become the Country's Top Appliance Parts Distributor

VAUGHAN, Ontario, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ -- After nearly 20 years of steady expansion into new territories, and on the heels of competitor Reliable Parts' sellout to DOT Foods in May of this year, Marcone Canada is set to become the country's number one appliance parts distributor.

Marcone Canada Positioned to Become the Country's Top Appliance Parts Distributor

Since the company's 2010 takeover of APWagner, it has doubled nationwide sales, increased field sales staff by 50%, and added OEM inventory from top brands such as Whirlpool, GE-Mabe, and Electrolux. In April, luxury appliance manufacturer Dacor also designated the parts supplier as its Canadian Tier 1 Distributor, a title given exclusively to Marcone Canada.

Bolstered by infrastructure that includes groundbreaking voice-automated warehouse management, multilingual call centers, and a team of the industry's leading sales experts, Marcone Canada recently announced it is now offering next-day distribution coverage throughout the Vancouver region. Along with thriving sales in the area, this expansion is underpinned by a groundwork of nation-wide community ties to Canada's appliance repair sector.

The company's service trade organization, Marcone Servicers Association, coordinates with government programs like Quebec-Tech Academy and C-Tech, in addition to putting on its own seasonal training tours. This spring, MSA extended its reach too, covering 17 Canadian cities from coast to coast in three weeks, and training a record 299 technicians along the way.

Leading this growth is Peter Szachlewicz, the company's recently appointed president. Mr. Szachlewicz comes to Marcone Canada with 15 years of sales and executive experience in the appliance business. Prior to Marcone, he served as GM of Small Appliances at Electrolux Home Care Products and Brand & Product Sales Manager at the Whirlpool Corporation.

"We have an exciting opportunity to bring innovative services and solutions to the appliance business. I look forward to growing our business in Canada, and more importantly, to helping our customers grow as well," says Mr. Szachlewicz.

Marcone Canada is North America's leading appliance parts distributor, a business strategically partnered with premier appliance brands and committed to innovating in B2B operations. The company celebrates a strong culture of corporate social responsibility, supporting organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Vaughan Women's Shelter, and localized charities in the communities where it does business. Marcone Canada is headquartered in Vaughan, ON.

Contact: Rick Vogel, Rick.vogel@marcone.com, 314-993-9196

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