FEDA Presents 2022 Gold Awards

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Jameel Burkett, president and CEO of Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, accepts the Spirit of Giving Award from FEDA Board Chairman Michael Keck. Courtesy of FEDA.

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA) presented its 2022 Gold Awards to distributor and manufacturer members on Sept. 22 during a special ceremony held as part of the 2022 FEDA Annual Conference in San Diego.

The Gold Awards recognize members and individuals who are advancing the foodservice equipment and supplies industry through exemplary leadership and service, says FEDA. Winners were selected based on an application process and the weighted scoring of performance in the areas of workplace practices, customer service and the development of young professionals.

The 2022 Gold Awards winners are:

Spirit of Giving

Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies

Model Workplace

Dealer: Boston Showcase

Manufacturer: Rational Cooking Equipment

Extraordinary Service

Manufacturer: Alto-Shaam

Champion for Young Professionals

Dealer: Chef’s Deal

Manufacturer: Vollrath

Ascending Young Industry Leader

Nayeli Aceves, Zepole Supply Co.

Jesse Rincon, TriMark USA

Anthony Parker, Continental Refrigerator

Lindsay Komsa, Krowne

Accomplished Young Industry Leader

Charley Bible, KaTom

Andrew Carroll, BS&R Design and Supplies

Josh Cohen, TriMark USA

Michael DeSatnik, The Dean Supply Co.

Gina Patterson, TriMark USA

Andy Starr, Boston Showcase

Cindy Cervantes, Hatco Corp.

Stephanie Luros-Gilbert, BSI/Foodservice Holdings

Additionally, Board Chairman Michael Keck was honored for his service to the association as he moves into the past chairman role. Dave Stafford, president and CEO of Stafford-Smith, is succeeding Keck as board chairman. Marc Tell, president of Sam Tell Cos., moved into the vice chairman role, while Tom Wienclaw, president of TriMark USA, was named secretary and treasurer.

FEDA also recognized the outgoing members of the FEDA Board of Directors and a 25-year member.

Outgoing Members of the FEDA Board of Directors

Eric Ellingson, executive vice president, Bargreen Ellingson

Mason Greene, president, Hotel and Restaurant Supply

Ben Whitlock, president, Mobile Fixture and Equipment Co.

25-Year Member

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