Wood Stone Corporation, a leading manufacturer of stone hearth and specialty commercial cooking equipment, has hired Melissa Enge as regional sales manager for the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
Enge is an international account executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, specializing in QSR (quick-service restaurant) customers and B2B distributors. She joins Wood Stone with an extensive background in international business development, global supply chains and new product development.
During her time at Franke Foodservice, Enge managed major rollouts and product launches for McDonald’s as an account manager. And in the wake of losing a highly coveted supplier prize, Franke dispatched Melissa to Europe to leverage her interpersonal skills to improve their relationship with their largest customer, quickly establishing herself as a valuable customer resource and go-to person for problem-solving.
“We’re very excited to have Melissa on board. Her depth of experience, knowledge and capabilities will complement our growing team and initiatives to support international growth,” said Michael Quinn, Wood Stone’s director of global sales.
“I look forward to helping bolster Wood Stone’s efforts to enter new and emerging markets around the globe,” Enge said.
Enge possesses a love of travel, international cultures and continuous learning. She has satiated her wanderlust by living and working overseas in Japan and Venezuela and currently resides with her husband in Switzerland.
Wood Stone Corporation, based in Bellingham, Washington, has been manufacturing premium stone hearth and specialty commercial cooking equipment for the foodservice industry since 1990. Wood Stone equipment is featured in more than 17,000 installations in over 80 countries worldwide. It has been an employee-owned company since 2015.