Foodservice Equipment Reports

Inviting FER's Top Dealers To The Awards Dinner

With the announcement in this issue of our Industry Service Award winners, we have named all of those who will be honored at FER’s Awards Dinner & Program at the Peabody Hotel, Feb. 8, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. The dinner will be held during The NAFEM Show.

We want to extend a special invitation to the dinner to FER’s Top Dealers, those dealers who have verified their volumes during the past two years for our FER Top Dealer Report. A representative of each Top Dealer is invited. We’ll get you full details during the next month or so, but we wanted you to know now so you could make your travel plans accordingly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, call or write me at 847/910-5163 or or Christine Palmer at 847/336-2049 or We look forward to having you with us at this exciting event.

Winners of FER 2012-13 Awards:

Management Excellence Awards

  • Chain & Commercial Operator (more than 250 units)—Doctor’s Associates/Subway, Milford, Conn., and its purchasing co-op, International Purchasing Cooperative, Miami.
  • Chain & Commercial Operator (fewer than 250 units)—Cheddar’s Casual Café, Irving, Texas.
  • Noncommercial Operator—The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Food & Nutrition Services, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Dealer (more than $40 million in sales)—Bargreen Ellingson, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Dealer (less than $40 million in sales)—Mobile Fixture, Mobile, Ala.
  • Consulting Firm—Webb Design, Tustin, Calif.

Industry Service Awards

  • Dealer—Jim Hanson, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Manufacturers’ Rep—Mitch Reilly, HRI Inc., St. Claire Shores, Mich.
  • Service Agent—Scott Hester, Refrigerated Specialist, Mesquite, Texas.
  • Consultant—Ed Norman, MVP Services Group, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Operator—Mike Harlamert, Yum! Restaurants Int'l., Louisville, Ky.

Young Lion Awards

  • Dealer—Brad Pierce, Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando, Fla.
  • Manufacturers’ Rep—Chris Folz, The Redstone Group, Englewood, Colo.
  • Consultant—Eric Norman, MVP Services Group, Chicago.
  • Service Agent—Dan Farmer, Fixxbook Inc., Albertson, N.Y.
  • Commercial Operator—Ryan DeSimone, Bloomin’ Brands, Tampa, Fla.
  • Noncommercial Operator—Steve Cerullo, Geisinger Healthcare, Danville, Pa.



Robin Ashton


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