FROM THE EDITOR
Behind Every Great Execution is an Even Better Strategy

CHAIRMAN's MESSAGE
Continuing the Discussion

MISSION FORWARD
On Becoming a Learning Association
MEMBER NEWS
MEMBER Q&A: DUKE MANUFACTURING
St. Louis manufacturer discusses using technology to benefit customers and internal operations.

FEDA EXTENDS PROFIT SURVEY DEADLINE
Surveys for confidential report now due Sept. 27.

PENNY KLINGLER NAMED PRESIDENT OF CARPIGIANI NORTH AMERICA
Klingler brings extensive commercial foodservice equipment experience to new role.

CURTIS RESTAURANT SUPPLY HOLDING EQUIPMENT SHOW
Sept. 17 event to feature live demos, factory reps, and barbecue.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019 YIL RETREATS
Vollrath and Heritage Parts to host leadership development opportunities.

ALI GROUP ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES FOR NORTH AMERICAN COMPANIES
ACP President Tim Garbett to retire at the end of the year.

CHEF'S TOYS OPENS NEW CALIFORNIA STORE
Location in San Marcos will serve North San Diego County and surrounding areas.

DDI SYSTEMS's ECOMMERCE TECHNOLOGY NAMED ISSA INNOVATION AWARD FINALIST
Solution recognized for seamlessly connecting storefronts with product catalogs and operational data.

FEDA ADVOCACY COUNCIL HEADING TO U.S. CAPITOL
Members to learn about priority legislation from U.S. Chamber and meet with elected officials. 

CFESA ANNUAL CONFERENCE SET FOR SEPTEMBER
Three-day event includes a panel presentation featuring channel partners followed by a roundtable discussion. 

KATOM, PARTS TOWN CELEBRATE 11 YEARS ON THE INC. 5000 LIST
Companies recognized as among the fastest growing businesses in America for more than a decade. 

FEDA SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Volunteering provides an opportunity to network and meet new people in the E&S industry. 

FEDA MEMBER BREVILLE ADDS PRODUCTS TO AUTOQUOTES CATALOG
Kitchen appliance maker believes move will make support documents and pricing more accessible to distributors and customers.

HOSHIZAKI ADDS TWO DUAL TEMPERATURE REFRIGERATOR FREEZERS TO STEELHEART LINE
Kitchen appliance maker believes move will make support documents and pricing more accessible to distributors and customers.

PARTS TOWN BEGINS OFFERING REPLACEMENT HVAC PARTS
Partnership with YORK enables foodservice parts distributor to expand into new industry.

ROBERT NERBONNE JOINS MIDDLEBY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former Ali Group CEO brings acquisition strategy experience to manufacturer’s leadership.

FEDA LAUNCHES PROFIT SURVEY
Association thanks members for participating in benchmarking project.

UPCOMING FEDA AND INDUSTRY MEETINGS AND EVENTS 
Key dates to keep in mind.

INDUSTRY NEWS
MASTER-BILT NAMES NEW VP OF SALES
Steve Gill Brings 15 Years of Experience to Role

HOST MILANO PREPARED FOR MASSIVE INTERNATIONAL SHOWING
Partnerships with trade associations has resulted in extensive representation of hosted buyers.

STANDEX RSG NAMES NEW VP OF FINANCE
John Richardson will work with leadership team to implement operational improvements and automation.

FIRE CONSUMES STANDEX RSG FACILTY 

Manufacturer aims to return to full production one day after blaze.

STRENGTHENING THE DEALER/SERVICE AGENCY RELATIONSHIP
Peer exchange moderators share the most important lessons from their FEDA Annual Conference sessions.
 
EDWARD DON ACQUIRES LAS VEGAS KITCHEN DESIGNER
Shervan Colonel Equipment will retain its leadership and operate as a division of Edward Don.
 
NAW REPORTS STRONG GROWTH FOR WHOLESALE-DISTRIBUTION IN 2018
Despite positive year, association’s annual report finds three factors driving economic slowdown.
 
NRA INTRODUCES CAREER-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
NRA’s ServSuccess features online education, training, certification and assessments.
 
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR SUMMIT BEGINS JUNE 18
MDM event to tackle common issues companies face as they build an e-commerce and digital strategy.
 
ON THE MOVE
Electro Freeze, a division of H.C. Duke & Son, hires Greg Stak as VP of sales to handle customer service, marketing and sales.

FINDING A BALANCE  
Heritage Parts CEO John McDonough

SPEED IS SERVICE 
REW President Brad Pierce

STAYING LEAN  
Continental Refrigerator President Brian Kelly

FINDING CLARITY 
KaTom owner and CEO Patricia Bible
 
NAVIGATING CHANGE 
Metro CEO John Nackley

QUICK-SHIP STRATEGIES  
Hatco President and CEO Dave Rolston
 
PARTNERSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SPEED  
CFI Marketing President Mindy Harwood

BUILDING OUT A NICE 
Duke Vice President Jim Klimt

CHANGING MINDSETS 
Equipex CEO Gary Licht

OPERATIONS  
Greatest Hits in Inventory Efficiency