NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - MEIKO, a world leading manufacturer of commercial washing equipment, has selected Markus Braun as its new president of MEIKO USA, Inc.

Braun joined MEIKO Germany in 1998 as a sales and marketing manager and led the company's cleaning and disinfection division. His team developed the domestic and international business, representing more than 20 percent of the group's annual revenue.

In other capacities within the company, he served as a trustee for the Oscar and Rosel Meier Foundation, the owner of the MEIKO Group. Most recently, Braun oversaw global sales and marketing for cleaning and disinfection appliances, MEIKO's product line for the healthcare industry. Now, taking the mantle of president for MEIKO USA, Braun will oversee corporate strategy, resource allocation and growth of the business in the U.S. market.

"MEIKO is a company based on quality and reliability, traits Markus personifies," said Dr. Stefan Scheringer, CEO of the MEIKO Group. "Markus has been a critical member of our senior management team for nearly two decades and consistently demonstrated incredible leadership and the ability to effect valuable change. I am pleased to appoint him to the position of president of MEIKO USA, Inc. and look forward to seeing the positive results as we continue to expand in this important region."

Founded in 1927 as a small operation in Germany, MEIKO has grown to become a worldwide leading manufacturer of commercial washing equipment, specifically warewashers for the food services industry and automated disinfection appliances for the healthcare sector. By building products with the user in mind, the company has become a trusted partner to healthcare providers and food service companies across Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and, increasingly, the U.S.

"Each market and industry presents its own unique challenges. Over the last several years, I've studied the evolution of the U.S. marketplace, particularly as it pertains to environmental issues and healthcare," said Braun. "I am looking forward to seizing the opportunities that exist here and building upon the strengths of the team. I'm honored and excited to lead a new chapter of growth and expansion for MEIKO USA."

Born in Germany, Braun has been an active member of the German Healthcare Export Group since 2000 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2003. He has been repeatedly confirmed to the position of Chairman of the organization since 2004. Braun received an engineering degree from the University of Cologne located in Germany.

Since 1927, MEIKO has created products that meet the daily cleaning challenges of the commercial world. By being a customer focused company, MEIKO has grown to become a worldwide leading manufacturer of commercial washing equipment. Based in La Vergne, Tennessee, MEIKO USA provides a range of industry-leading warewashing solutions for foodservices as well as cleaning and disinfection appliances for the healthcare industry. For more information about MEIKO, visit

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