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14 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • MARCH 2017 people & events The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the election results for its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. Jeff Davis will serve as chair of the NRA board, and Greg Hamer will serve as chair of the NRAEF board. Here's an overview of the officers elected to serve on the National Restau- rant Association's Board of Directors: • Chair: Jeff Davis, chairman of United States Beef Corporation, a franchisee of Arby's Restaurant Group and Taco Bueno Restaurants • Vice Chair: Jay Stieber, executive vice president and general counsel of Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. • Treasurer: Joe Essa, president and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide In addition, the NRA added eight newly elected members to its board: • Horace Dawson, executive vice president, external relations & general counsel, Red Lobster • Jeff Geller, executive vice president, Palo Alto Inc. • Perry Miele, president, Nestlé Professional North America • Larry Oberkfell, president & CEO, International Foodservice Manufac- turers Association (IFMA) • Richard Schneider, COO, Delaware North Sportservice • Beth Scott, vice president, food & beverage experience planning & integration, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts • Rick Silva, president & CEO, Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. • Lance Trenary, president & CEO, Golden Corral Corporation Officers introduced on the NRAEF board of directors: • Chair: Greg Hamer Sr., FMP, owner of B&G Food Enterprises Inc. • Vice Chair: Sam Facchini, co- founder/owner of Metro Pizza. • Treasurer: Geoff Hill, principal of Roark Capital Group. The NRAEF also elected five new trustees to its board: • Doug Allison, industry relations, PepsiCo Foodservice • Shaun Beard, senior vice president, SAVOR/Premier • Jessica Dunker, president/CEO, Iowa Restaurant Association • John Eastman, co-chair of Auto- Chlor Services LLC • Marilou Halvorsen, president & CEO, New Jersey Restaurant Asso- ciation and Hospitality Association Amerikooler president and COO Gian Carlo Alonso was named on the "40 Un- der 40" list for 2016 in the South Florida Business Journal. Bauscher Hepp added Performance Equipment Group to its network of independent manufacturers reps. PEG will represent Baucher Hepp in the Northeast territories that include the metropolitan New York area; Pough- keepsie, N.Y.; New Jersey — north of Trenton; and Fairfield, Conn. Diversified Foodservice Supply LLC has acquired HoodFilters.com, a web mar- keting and distribution company focused on hood filters and restaurant ventilation equipment, parts and accessories. Elkay Manufacturing has purchased Wisconsin-based Interior Systems Inc. The company, which will have the legal name of Elkay Interior Systems Inc., will continue to do business as Interior Systems Inc. Longtime manufacturers' rep Melissa Greenwald has formed her own indepen- dent manufacturers' rep firm: Greenwald Sales & Marketing. The company will represent manufacturers of smallwares, tabletop and light equipment in Ohio, In- diana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania. Heritage Foodservice Group an- nounced it has tripled its inventory in its Atlanta distribution center. It can now ship the same day throughout the Southeast. Infrico USA, a manufacturer of com- mercial refrigeration equipment, moved to its new home base in Doral, Fla. Penn Jersey Paper Company named Cambro its 2016 Equipment and Supply Vendor of the Year. The Philadel- phia-based distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies also named Procter & Gamble its Janitorial Vendor of the Year and Pactiv its Packaging Vendor of the Year. The company also named Pete O'Brien of E.K. Lay its Vendor Repre- sentative of the Year. TriMark USA LLC has acquired Hock- enbergs Food Service Equipment & Sup- ply. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the Omaha, Neb.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer will now go to market as TriMark Hockenbergs. TriMark SS Kemp, a part of TriMark USA, opened a contract sales office at 145 E. Rich Street, Suite 200 in Columbus, Ohio. Winston Foodservice Partners, a Kentucky-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, is working with J. Frishman Associates to help bolster its presence among foodservice design consultants. Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. has changed its company name to Welbilt Inc. A new independent manufacturers' rep firm has emerged: WolfePack Sales & Marketing. The company represents manufacturers of smallwares, tabletop and equipment in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. InBrief NRA and NRAEF New Boards