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.

Eric Perkins - 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.”

Barry Dobbins - Vice 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.

Jason Ryan - Past President

Vice President, Sales – Eastern Region
FCX Performance
Jason said, “As leaders we spend a lot of our time working “in” our respective businesses, FISA provides a great platform to focus “on” our business. Industry networking, educational programs, and social events are just a few areas that have allowed for greater relationships that go well beyond business transactions. Our responsibility as board members is to continue the mission of FISA and provide an opportunity for businesses large and small to have a common meeting ground that drives growth in our respective businesses. FISA has been personally and professionally valuable, through the relationships it has fostered and opportunities for professional development in thought provoking educational sessions. I hope to give back, through my work on the Board, and help others realize similar experiences with FISA.”

Jim Brink

Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Jim commented, “ I am committed to serving on the FISA Board. Using my years of experience in the Sanitary Industry, I want to be a part of FISA’s mission to always improve our professional knowledge and relationships. Channel Partners and Manufacturers are truly business partners, with a common goal of serving our customers. The most important element in a good partnership, is good communication. FISA gives us the opportunity to understand each other’s challenges and improve that communication. I look forward to participating in purposeful conversations that lead to improvement across the industry.”

Joe Gamradt

Director North American Sales & Service,
Joe says, “Anderson-Negele’s business strategy has direct alignment with the FISA trade association. Taking part as a member has been personally rewarding to me by experiencing the FISA vision to strengthen and grow the members with relationships, connectivity and education. I am truly honored and humbled to join the Board of Directors and serve with some of the industry’s best that I admire and respect. As we look to the future of a changing market, the focus on our customer success will inspire our innovation as individuals, companies and the FISA association.”

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.”

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."

Tony Roisen

Quality Stainless, Inc.
“The opportunity to meet industry leading distributors and manufacturers in one conference is outstanding. During these last several years, we have developed many new business partnerships as well as personal relationships from around the country. Good people working hard every day! If you are in the sanitary industry, this is the place to be. I am very excited to serve on the FISA Board of Directors. Looking forward to helping FISA continue to grow and be a successful association for many years. Thank you for the opportunity.”

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.”

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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