2022 FEDA Gold Awards - Deadline for Submissions July 15, 2022

FEDA is again excited to be recognizing the unique achievements of distributor and manufacturer members during the Gold Awards presentation at the 2022 FEDA Annual Conference, which will be held Sept. 20-23 in San Diego. All winning companies will be featured in FEDA News & Views, the First Thing newsletter, social media and other eblasts, and receive an insignia designating their specific honor to use in their own communications.

How to Apply

For specific awards criteria and to apply, please see these links:

Model Workplace Awards. One award to be presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member that has created a dynamic and unique workplace culture that attracts and retains talent and develops future industry leaders.

Extraordinary Service Awards. One award to be presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member whose customer-service program provides an extraordinary experience for operators, suppliers or dealers, and service reps and has contributed to the company’s success.

Champion for Young Professionals Awards. One award to be presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member whose model leadership and achievements have promoted the attraction and retention of talented young professionals.

Ascending Young Industry Leaders Awards. Presented to two young distribution professionals and two young manufacturing professionals, age 21-33, who have demonstrated growth in leadership ability in innovation; project management; professional or employee development; or community impact.

Accomplished Young Industry Leaders Awards. Presented to two young distribution professionals and two young manufacturing 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.

The deadline for submission is July 15, 2022.

2021 FEDA Gold Awards Winners

FEDA celebrated the unique achievements of its distributor and manufacturer members at the Gold Awards Dinner, which was held Sept. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville during the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference. The awards were presented by FEDA Chairman Michael Keck, president of Concept Services, and representing Gold Awards Dinner sponsor ITW Food Equipment Group was Gary Simpson, senior vice president of U.S. sales.

The Gold Awards Dinner recognizes members and individuals who are advancing the foodservice equipment and supplies industry through exemplary leadership and service. 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 award recipients were each given a special Tiffany glass award plate commemorating their achievement, which FEDA hopes will inspire all members to continue their efforts to strengthen their organizations and elevate the entire foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

The Gold Awards winners are as follows:

Extraordinary Service - Dealer/Distributor
TundraFMP
Extraorindary Service - Manufacturer
Hatco
Champion for Young Professionals - Dealer/Distributor
Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies
Champion for Young Professionals - Manufacturer
Beverage-Air Corporation
Model Workplace - Dealer/Distributor
Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
Model Workplace - Manufacturer
Alto-Shaam
Ascending Young Industry Leader
Alex Martz, TriMark SS Kemp
Rachel See, TundraFMP
Evan Priesel, Univex
Accomplished Young Industry Leader
Igor Keric, Restaurant Design & Equipment
Joshua Grung, TriMark Chicago/MN
Will Means, Champion Industries, an Ali Group Company