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FEDA Convention Reports Great Turnout, New Board Members Take Seats

Close to 400 E&S dealers and manufacturers convened last week in Indian Wells, Calif., for FEDA’s annual convention. In addition to well-received speakers, seminars and workshops, the convention included the election of new officers and board members during the dealer association’s annual members meeting.


  • President-Brad Pierce, Restaurant Equipment World
  • Vice President-Joe Schmitt, Rapids Wholesale Equipment
  • Treasurer-Mason Greene, Hotel & Restaurant Supply
  • Secretary-Jay Ringelheim, Globe Equipment Co.
  • Chairman of the Board-Brad Wasserstrom, The Wasserstrom Co.

Returning to the Board of Directors:

  • Carl Gustafson, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
  • Keith Kidwell, Central Restaurant Products
  • Chad Johnstun, Dick’s Restaurant Supply
  • Fred Cypress, Dixie Store Fixture & Sales Co.
  • Brock Bodart, Dykes Restaurant Supply
  • Scott Gerharz, Gerharz Equipment
  • Marty Monnat, TriMark Strategic
  • Eric Margulies, United Restaurant Equipment Co.

Elected to serve first two-year terms on the board:

David Ellingson, Bargreen Ellingson; Gene Clark, Clark Food Service Equipment; and Tom Wienclaw, TriMark SS Kemp

Elected to serve a second term:

Jameel Burkett, Burkett Restaurant Equipment; Jay Gulick, Curtis Restaurant Supply; Patrice Hagan, R.W. Smith & Co.; LeGrande Steenblik, Restaurant & Store Equipment Co.

Greg Alack, Alack Refrigeration, and Don Clarke, Boxer Northwest Co., retired from the board.

The 2015 FEDA Convention will be held March 25-29 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.

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