FEDA Presents Second Annual Gold Awards

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Jonathan Gustafson, executive vice president of Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, accepts the Model Workplace Award from Gary Simpson, senior vice president of U.S. sales for ITW Food Equipment Group. Courtesy of FEDA.

FEDA handed out its second annual Gold Awards on Sept. 21 during its annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. The Gold Awards recognize members and individuals who are advancing the foodservice equipment and supplies industry through exemplary leadership and service.

And the winners were:

Model Workplace

Presented to members who have created a dynamic and unique workplace culture that attracts and retains talent and develops future industry leaders.

Dealer/Distributor: Ace Mart Restaurant Supply

Manufacturer: Alto-Shaam

Extraordinary Service

Presented to members whose customer-service programs provide extraordinary experiences for operators, suppliers or dealers and service reps and has contributed to the company’s success.

Dealer/Distributor: TundraFMP

Manufacturer: Hatco

Champion for Young Professionals

Presented to members whose model leadership and achievements have promoted the attraction and retention of talented young professionals.

Dealer/Distributor: Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies

Manufacturer: Beverage-Air Corp.

Ascending Young Industry Leader

Presented to young professionals, age 21-33, who have demonstrated growth in leadership ability in innovation; project management; professional or employee development; or community impact.

Alex Martz, TriMark SS Kemp

Rachel See, TundraFMP

Evan Priesel, Univex

Accomplished Young Industry Leader

Presented to young professionals, age 34-46, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishments in innovative company initiatives; research; product, services or systems development; employee development; or other unique accomplishments that have contributed to the company’s success.

Igor Keric, Restaurant Design and Equipment

Joshua Grung, TriMark Chicago/MN

Will Means, Champion Industries, an Ali Group company


In addition to the Gold Awards, FEDA also recognized the service of outgoing members of the board of directors, along with 25-year members.

Outgoing Members of the FEDA Board of Directors

Huff Harper, president, Oswalt Restaurant Supply

Tricia Dambrauskas, executive vice president, B&G Restaurant Supply

Drew O’Quinn, president, Singer T&L

25-Year Members

Restaurant and Store Equipment Co.

March Quality New and Pre-Owned Foodservice Equipment Standard Restaurant Supply


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