Hestan Appoints Jan Heck As CEO of Commercial Group

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hestan, the premium commercial and residential kitchen brand, announced today the appointment of Jan Heck as CEO and President of Hestan Commercial Group starting immediately. Heck is succeeding Eric Deng, who is leaving his position to pursue new opportunities. Reporting to Stanley Cheng, founder and CEO of Meyer Corporation as well as Chairman of the Hestan Commercial Group, Heck will be responsible for building an international brand with a focus on specialty distribution, increased sales, and driving profitability while continuing to bring product innovation to the marketplace.

Jan Heck is a global luxury brand executive with more than 25 years of experience in a highly competitive segment of the consumer goods industry around the globe. Heck spent the majority of his career at Miele, most recently as the President & CEO of Miele USA where he built the brand to become one of the leading luxury appliance brands in North America.

Recognizing the importance of engaging and cooperating with his greater professional community to gain vital market insights and visibility, Heck currently serves as Chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce New York and Chairman of the GACC USA. He also served on the NKBA Board of Directors for three years including as Chair in 2023.

“We are pleased to have Jan lead Hestan Commercial Group to new heights in the premium home and commercial appliances space. I am excited to have Jan champion the Hestan brand,” commented Stanley Cheng, Founder and Chairman of Hestan Commercial Group. “I do want to thank Eric Deng for his contributions to Hestan Commercial over these last 10 years and wish him well in his next endeavor.”

“I have had great respect and admiration for the business that Stanley and his team have built over these last 10 years,” said Jan Heck. “There is incredible potential for this brand and I look forward to applying my experience and passion for this segment to shape future growth for Hestan Commercial Group.”

ABOUT HESTAN: Hestan, premium commercial and residential kitchen brand, is the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market’s most advanced, powerful and versatile commercial kitchen equipment, premium outdoor grills and purpose-built indoor appliances. Founded by culinary icon Stanley Cheng and backed by some of the industry’s most inventive and forward-thinking chefs and engineers, Hestan is forging new ground with visionary technologies and products. Headquartered in the heart of Southern California in an over 190,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that includes a showroom, test kitchen and innovation lab, Hestan is led by a collaborative team of industry mavericks who bring together over 200 years of combined experience to create thoughtfully designed products that respond intelligently to the needs of the end user. Equipping the kitchens of acclaimed restaurateurs and Michelin-starred chefs, as well as the legendary Culinary Institute of America, Hestan is setting the pace of the culinary evolution with products that provide the confidence and comfort of the highest-quality materials and top craftsmanship. For more information, visit home.hestan.com and hestan.com for the full family of Hestan brands.