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General Parts Group President Continues Support of the CFESA Young Executives Luncheon

Minneapolis, MN, August 28, 2015 --( General Parts Group is pleased to announce that Bruce Hodge, the President of the General Parts Group has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2015 CFESA Fall Conference. Bruce will speak at the 3rd session of Young Executives Luncheon, continuing his support of this event feature.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity as I feel it is vitally important that the next generation of service executives have the best tools available to better navigate their way through the rapidly changing industry,” said Mr. Hodge.

CFESA developed the Young Executives group in conjunction with its members to offer an educational and networking opportunity for tomorrows foodservice equipment support leaders. Bruce will be focusing on the power of data, and how such data develops dynamic and profitable industry relationships.

“Our industry is extremely complex with many stakeholders; the next generation of executives will need to leverage the power of data in order to develop services that meet the needs of the rapidly evolving foodservice environment,” said Hodge.

Bruce is a veteran of the industry with over 47 years experience, and as a past CFESA President and Director, has a unique insight into the trends and development of the industry. In addition to his service in CFESA, he has participated as an industry consultant on numerous foodservice equipment manufacturer advisory boards.

Elsewhere at the conference, there will feature, for the first time a manufacturer "Meet & Greet." Participating manufacturers will include Unified Brands, Pentair, A. J. Antunes, Kitchen Brains and Blodgett. This will present a great opportunity to have some one-on-one time offering further opportunities to explore the industries future.

About General Parts Group
General Parts Group is a provider of commercial kitchen equipment repair services. Founded in 1939, the company has grown to be distributor of O.E.M. parts and provides service for over 40,000 customers and 400 manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment. Corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and with major branch operations strategically located in Arizona(2), Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana(2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma(2), Tennessee and Wisconsin(2), we are ideally positioned to provide Quality Service for over one third of the United States. We are viewed as the market leader in most of the markets we serve and in terms of overall sales, General Parts Group ranks in the top five of independent service companies nationally.

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) is the trade association of professional service and parts distributors. Founded in 1963, CFESA members promote the highest standards of professional service. With over 450 members representing all of North America, CFESA works to create professional standards and ethics for the Food Equipment Service industry as well as offer industry recognized educational certifications.

About the 2015 Fall Conference
The conference will be held September 23rd thru 25th and will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Registration is now open for those wanting to attend. More details are available at; Don’t forget to download your conference app, available now from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Window Phone Store and Blackberry World.
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General Parts Group
Jeff Weber
(800) 279-9980

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