Marco Beverage Systems has appointed Paul Stack as MD in response to recent global growth and to facilitate further success worldwide.
Stack has stepped up from the post of operations director, taking over from Drewry Pearson, who spent over 25 years at the helm of Marco.
Pearson will now move into the role of executive chairman; focusing on planning the next stage of the company’s development, as well as leading on sustainable business initiatives.
Pearson said: “Paul’s appointment as MD formally recognises the role that he has been successfully performing for the past number of years. I have every confidence that Paul will continue to drive growth and success at Marco and wish him the very best.”
Stack has been at the forefront of the speciality coffee industry for over 15 years with the company. A former president of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), he believes education, training and community are core tenets of the beverage industry. He has overseen the development of Marco’s energy-efficient and stylish coffee and water systems.
He is also a champion of ‘Design Thinking’; a customer-centric process that places emphasis on user needs and customer-centric innovation. This process has influenced the design of several of Marco’s award-winning products such as the Marco Mix, Marco Friia and the newly-launched hands-free Marco Friia. Under Stack’s leadership Marco has also adopted LEAN principles to drive efficiency across all operations.
He said: “Marco has a deserved reputation as the leading beverage system specialist in many areas of the hospitality marketplace. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and service delivery to match the demands and ever-evolving expectations of our clients. I am delighted to lead and grow our excellent team to take Marco to the next level.”
2021 is shaping up to be a year of innovation for Marco, as the business brings to market its first domestic coffee brewer, additional touchless water systems, a new range of countertop water boilers, and a hot and cold coffee dispense system.