Senior Management

Nicholas De Luca - Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Nicholas De Luca is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of De Luca Oven Technologies, a leading developer of high speed oven technologies for residential and commercial cooking equipment.  Mr. De Luca is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and leading the senior management team.

Prior to creating De Luca Oven Technologies, from 1993 to 2001 Mr. De Luca served as the President and founder of Novus Packaging Corporation, a developer of automated inflatable packaging systems. After selling Novus Packaging Corporation, Mr. De Luca founded Create Technologies in a partnership with Sealed Air. Mr. De Luca currently serves as President, Technology Strategist, and Inventor for Create Technologies. In conjunction with Sealed Air, Mr. De Luca developed various computer vision systems to revolutionize the way data is collected in hospitals, packaging facilities, and QSR industries.  

In 2012, Mr. De Luca won The Kitchen Innovation Award from The National Restaurant Association (SA Partner). In 1993, he was awarded the MIT 1st Prize, De Florez Award for Outstanding Ingenuity in Mechanical Design and the MIT 1st Prize in 10K Entrepreneurial Competition. In 1990, he was awarded the Maryland Governor’s Commendation for Science Award and the Westinghouse Science Competition Finalist.


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Adam Sklarew - Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Foodservice


Mr. Sklarew joined De Luca Oven Technologies in 2012 after previously serving as a Regional Director for Domino’s Pizza in the Washington DC metro area. Mr. Sklarew is part of the senior management team and is responsible for the development and improvement of large restaurant chain customer solutions, satisfaction and sales, marketing, resulting in additional DOT profitability across all brands. He is also heavily engaged in new product development throughout all brands bringing, his knowledge from customers and experience in processes to the DOT engineering teams. Mr. Sklarew has more than 15 years of experience in foodservice and QSR industry. Mr. Sklarew is specifically focused on operations, marketing, purchasing, supply management, and sales execution for the company.

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