Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

APR 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS DAVE KUELPMAN 2018 FES Top Achiever—Rep DAVE KUELPMAN, CFSP, CPMR President, KLH Marketing, Inc. Anaheim, California MAFSI is also proud to congratulate the 2018 FES Dealer of the Year, Hall of Fame Inductee and Top Achievers: DEALER OF THE YEAR Boelter HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Kathleen Seelye, CEO Ricca Design Studios Denver, Colorado TOP ACHIEVER—DEALER Joe Schmitt, President Rapids and Affiliates Marion, Iowa TOP ACHIEVER—CONSULTANT Christine Guyott, Principal Rippe Associates Minneapolis, Minnesota TOP ACHIEVER—SERVICE AGENT Glenn Clark Jr., President and CEO Clark Service Group, Inc. Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2018 F oodservic e Equipmen t & S upplies TOP A CHIE VER D a v e K uelpman REP MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY MAFSI.ORG | @MAFSIASSOC | /MAFSIASSOC When Dave Kuelpman receives his Top Achiever—Rep award on May 19th, the timing couldn't be more appropriate. Turns out, May 2018 marks a lot of milestones for him. On May 1st, 1989, Dave Kuelpman, alongside Walt Luchinger, and Jeff Helfman, opened the doors to KLH Marketing. After years working together at a leading manufacturer, they took the leap and opened their own rep firm. Almost 30 years later—and representing some of the best brands in the industry—KLH has 25 full-time employees, and seven part-timers. With a third of the firm's employees being millennials, a sense of development, personal passion and empowerment is key. Dave understands development better than anyone else. To continue the firm's long-time tradition of hard work, and excellence—which is always driven by their people—KLH is in the final stages of selling the company to their employees, via an employee stock ownership program. That program will be finalized in May, just before the NRA Show. Dave has also been an active and impassioned member of MAFSI. He served a six-year term on the MAFSI Region 22—Southern California board, and led the region for one year as president. He served on the national MAFSI Board of Directors for three years, concluding his term in 2000. In early May, he and his wife Laurie will celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary. May 2018 will be a big month for him. Dave will receive Foodservice Equipment & Supplies' Top Achiever—Rep on Saturday, May 19th at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, during FES' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala. We congratulate Dave and thank him for his ongoing contributions to the industry!

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