US foodservice design software firm gains key ex-Specifi man

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Luca Salomoni will now be representing KCL in the EAME and APAC regions.

US-headquartered foodservice design software specialist KCL has snapped up the founder of a key component of what is now the Specifi platform.

Luca Salomoni was the founder and developer of MasterChef software at Schematic, which was taken over by Specifi in 2016. He became chief product officer there.

In Salomoni’s new role, KCL is now tasking him with expanding its footprint outside of the Americas.

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KCL president Kevin Kochman explained: “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.

“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.”

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 an understanding of what it takes to serve a worldwide market with more than 20 years working within the foodservice community with manufacturers and designers, including Horeca and bakery.

He said: “I am excited to represent KCL. 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. Together, we will make this new decade the best one yet for KCL and the foodservice industry.”

In addition to the firm’s BIM/CAD Designer, KCL innovations include sales and support tools like KCL Mobile, the free app, and KCL NapkinSketch, the tool that lets users create professional kitchen designs without running a CAD or Revit program.

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