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PRESIDENT OF FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT ELECTED TO NAFEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT OF FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT CO.,INC. ELECTED TO NAFEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deron Lichte newest NAFEM Board Member

Portland,Tenn. (March 2, 2015) – The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) has elected Deron Lichte to the board of Directors. The board members are elected by existing members. Newly elected members serve three-year terms. Deron is a seasoned NAFEM volunteer, having worked on various committees and task forces throughout his service to the organization. NAFEM is a trade association of more than 600 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. For more information, visit www.nafem.org.

Deron Lichte, President of FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc.
Deron Lichte, President of FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc.

“I welcome the opportunity to grow and guard the NAFEM brand at the board level. With nearly 30 years of experience in the commercial foodservice equipment industry and a history of undertaking NAFEM agenda’s and professional committee opportunities, I am passionate about the challenges and opportunities available to our industry, both domestically as well as internationally. As an owner of an independent manufacturing company, I have brought a depth of fresh, relevant, and responsive experience and entrepreneurial spirit from the mid-size member’s perspective on how to keep NAFEM relevant for all our businesses long-term. It would be an honor to represent you on the board.”

Deron Lichte joined Food Warming Equipment Co., Inc (FWE) in the ‘80s in general administration, working through the ranks to President until purchasing the company in 1994. His first official board meeting will be in June. He was nominated to run for a seat on the board because of his years of engagement in NAFEM, volunteering/serving on committees and attending NAFEM-hosted events.

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Deron Lichte (third from left, back row) at the 2015 NAFEM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Deron Lichte (third from left, back row) at the 2015 NAFEM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony