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FEDA Education Foundation Names UID Scholarship Recipients

The FEDA Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships for the University of Innovative

Distribution program next year. This year’s recipients are:

  • Ray Garcia, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, San Antonio.
  • Kevin Wilkinson, Bargreen Ellingson, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Alan Krakowiak, Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., Amherst, N.Y.
  • Nathan Beucler, Burkett Restaurant Equipment, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Mike Slapak, Central Restaurant Products, Indianapolis.
  • Lauren Lowery, Dixie Store Fixtures & Sales Co., Birmingham, Ala.
  • Brian Ringelheim, Globe Equipment Co., Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Elaine Lopez, Mission Restaurant Supply, San Antonio.
  • Andrew Beauchamp, Singer Equipment Co., Elverson, Pa.
  • Ellen Butler, R.W. Smith & Co., San Diego.
  • Keri Llewellyn, TriMark SS Kemp, Cleveland.
  • Mike Smith, The Wasserstrom Co., Columbus, Ohio.


The UID program, slated for March 8-11, 2015, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, provides educational experience for professional distribution management personnel. The course content, provided by a team of experts in the distribution discipline, ranges from sales planning, negotiating skills, leadership, delegation and inventory management to branch management.

All FEDA members are invited to consider attending the UID program. More information is available on the association’s website.

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