FISA Board of Directors

Meet the FISA Board of Directors and find out why top management of the leading distributor and manufacturing firms serving sanitary processing industries are committed to FISA.

Barry Dobbins - President

Principal Co-owner
Dobbins Company
Barry said, “I am grateful to be part of an organization such as FISA. FISA provides a platform for the Distributors and Manufacturers in our industry to meet each year to discuss our ever-changing world of business. Dobbins Company has a long history with FISA, and I am honored to follow in my father, Felix’s, and brother, Rodney’s tradition as an officer of FISA.

Joe Reynolds - Vice President

Central States Industrial (CSI)
Joe commented “CSI has a long history with FISA. Distributors within the hygienic process industry are facing significant changes in the next several years. FISA strengthens relationships among peer companies and provides exceptional educational conferences that challenge each of us to better serve our customers. It’s an honor to continue CSI’s influence in positioning FISA to lead members through the industry changes ahead”.

Eric Perkins - Past President

Vice President & General Manager Statco-DSI,
a ProMach Product Brand
Eric commented, “FISA is an incredible organization and the Fall meeting is a great opportunity for both Distributors and Manufacturers to come together as one. The guest speakers, education programs and networking are extremely valuable as a company leader. It is a great privilege to be able to serve on the Board of Directors, and I am dedicated to help FISA grow as our industry challenges evolve.”

Dan Eldon

Oliver M. Dean, Inc.
Dan said, “I am thrilled and honored to join the FISA Board of Directors with the intent of collaborating deeper with my industry peers. FISA is an incredible organization that promotes fantastic networking opportunities between Manufacturers and Distributors, enabling innovation across numerous industries that contribute to the ongoing manufacturing needs of the world. I am proud to be a FISA Board Member and promote the recruitment and development of our next generation of leaders in the industry.”

John Georgen

Vice President Sales & Marketing
VNE Corporation
“Being involved with FISA brings the opportunity to do ‘more.’ Meet more people in our industry and establish more personal relationships with FISA members. Explore more regions of the United States and experience more social activities. Influence others to be more successful in business. For those of us who have many years of experience or if you are just getting started in the sanitary industries, it is a privilege to share your experiences and knowledge to keep our industry moving forward. For these reasons and more, I am excited to be on the FISA board.”

Ali Legatt

Director of Sales
DCI family of companies
“DCI has been deeply rooted in the FISA organization. I have personally found the FISA organization to be a great way to network and keep up with different changes within the industries that we serve. I am very excited and honored to be on the Board of Directors to collaborate with many key people within our trades, and I am proud to continue DCI’s lineage within the FISA organization.”

Chris LoPresti

General Manager
Andron Stainless
Chris said, "As a manufacturer in this industry, I want to be able to help strengthen the manufacturer/distributor network and promote growth in the industry. I have been an active member within FISA for many years and I have learned much about our industry at the conferences, as well as, had great networking opportunities. I am proud to be a member of the FISA Board and have the opportunity to work with such great people."

Andy Soukup

Vice President,
Triplex Sales
Andy said, “The building blocks of FISA are Networking, Education, and Inclusiveness. Anchored by the Fall Annual Meeting, these building blocks create an environment where manufacturers and distributors, both large and small, can work together to transcend commercial transactions and enable mutual growth, understanding and abundance in industries that are so critical to our country. All while having a great time. I am humbled by the opportunity to give back and contribute to an organization that has done so much for my personal and professional development by sharing this vision with the next generation of industry leaders.”

Deb Tracy

President and Founder
Lighthouse Process Corp.
Deb says “FISA is a great organization that provides an incredible opportunity for its members to network with both distributors and manufacturers. I am honored to be a member of the board and look forward to bringing my perspective and career experience to the FISA organization.”

Ola Wesstrom

Sr. Industry Manager Food & Beverage
Endress+Hauser USA
Ola said, “I have benefited immensely through my participation in FISA since 2001 where I have engaged with a great group of people, many of whom have helped me grow as an individual and in business. By providing a relaxed atmosphere for networking, collaboration and educational opportunities, FISA brings out the best in everyone, which ultimately benefits the entire Food & Beverage manufacturing industry.”
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