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FE&S Announces 2013 Top Achiever Awards Winners

Four foodservice professionals earn recognition for their commitment to excellence.

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly introduces the winners of its 2013 Top Achiever Awards:

Top Achiever – Dealer: Jameel Burkett, president, Burkett Restaurant Equipment, Toledo, Ohio

Top Achiever – Consultant: Steve Carlson, FCSI, LEED AP, president, Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc., Minneapolis

Top Achiever – Service Agent: Brock Coleman, president, Commercial Kitchen Parts & Service, San Antonio

Top Achiever – Rep: Michael Posternak, principal, PBAC & Associates, Eastchester, N.Y.

This year's Top Achievers will accept their awards during FE&S' 2013 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, May 18 at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel.

"Our 2013 Top Achievers have earned the respect of their colleagues and supply chain partners due in large part to their ability to define value on their customers' terms. They do this while never compromising the integrity or profitability of their own organizations," said FE&S Publisher Maureen Slocum. "As a result, our Top Achievers raise the level of professionalism not only for their organizations but for the foodservice industry at-large."

FE&S is able to present its 2013 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala thanks to the generous support of its three platinum sponsors: Manitowoc Foodservice, True and Unified Brands.

FE&S' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community's brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry's most time-honored awards. Held each year on the Saturday of the National Restaurant Association's trade show in Chicago, this event brings together the best of the best to celebrate the ongoing success of the foodservice industry. Other awards to be presented the evening of May 5 include Dealer of the Year, Hall of Fame, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.

Anyone interested in sponsorship information should contact Maureen Slocum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (630) 715-1553.