Distributors, People

New Financial Leader to Oversee Marcone Operations

January 24, 2024

Experienced leader tasked with financial oversight of growing enterprise

Kurt Bruenning

St. Louis, MO (January 23, 2024) — Marcone Group, a leading national distributor of appliance, HVAC, plumbing, commercial kitchen and pool and spa parts and equipment, announced today that St. Louis native Kurt Bruenning is the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

As CFO, Bruenning will continue the work already started to build a financial center of excellence for the distribution company. Marcone’s acquisition strategy has grown the $2 billion company to include nearly 200 locations and 2,500 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“There is no doubt Marcone will benefit from Kurt’s experience supporting high-growth companies such as Marcone,” said Avichal Jain, Marcone’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working together to take the Marcone enterprise to the next level for our customers.”

Most recently, Bruenning was President and Chief Financial Officer for battery manufacturer EaglePicher Technologies. He also has worked as Chief Financial Officer of Aclara, a utility metering developer, and held various leadership roles in other organizations.

“Marcone’s growth trajectory is exciting and presents myriad opportunities,” Bruenning said. “I look forward to streamlining financial operations and helping to position Marcone for great things in the future.”

Marcone Group has experienced tremendous growth through acquisition in recent years, moving into the HVAC, plumbing, pool and spa and commercial kitchen markets with a nationwide distribution network that promotes fast delivery. Through locations in the U.S. and Canada, including distribution centers in most major metro areas, Marcone provides next-day ground delivery to 93% of the United States and 100% two-day delivery.

About Marcone
Marcone is the leading provider of premium solutions, parts and equipment for professionals serving customers on their appliance parts, HVAC, plumbing and commercial kitchen needs. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Marcone is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise operating out of 200 locations throughout North America. Offering unparalleled product breadth, know-how across our national footprint and ease of doing business via leading-edge technology, servicers prefer Marcone because we amplify what they do best: take great care of their clients with speed, reliability and accuracy. Learn more about Marcone at www.marcone.com.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Davies
Marcone Group
Cell: 815.440.8768


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