(January 2017) Champaign, IL. Champaign-based foodservice equipment dealer KECdesign, recently announced the following staff promotions to round out its executive team.
· Jeremy Fellers was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Jeremy was the first employee hired by KECdesign in 2001. His scope includes all company operations, with a focus on purchasing, warehouse, fulfillment, logistics, installation, facilities and key account workflow management.
· Justin Chapman joined the company as a college intern in 2005, and has been head of KEC’s Project team for the past five years. Named Director of National Accounts, Justin will expand his scope to include inside customer service/sales and business development initiatives for customers with a regional and national footprint.
· David Matakas assumes the role as Director of Technology Solutions, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure and related vendor management. He has been with the firm since 2007.
· Meghan Drewes, CPA, joined the organization in 2017 as Controller. In her role as Chief Accounting Officer, she will assume full management of the accounting team and related aspects of KEC’s financial operations.
KECdesign is headquartered in Champaign, IL, and was formed in 2001. The firm is as foodservice design, equipment and supply company. It operates an ice machine leasing business (KEClease) and a warehouse showroom (KECresco), an operation established in 2013 after acquiring Proctor’s Restaurant Equipment & Supply Co. which had supplied restaurants and bars in central Illinois since 1952. www.kecdesign.com