General Parts Group President Due to Speak at the CFESA Fall Conference

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 2014 CFESA Fall Conference. Bruce will speak at the Young Executives Luncheon where he will share his insights into ‘how to get it right’ in the foodservice equipment support industry.

Bruce is a veteran of the industry with over 45 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.

Bruce was also the recipient of Food Equipment & Supplies Specialist Magazine’s 1997 “Young Lion” Award and Foodservice Equipment Reports 2010 Industry Service Award. Additionally, he attained the National Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers “Certified Food Service Professional” designation which he continues to maintain at its highest level.


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 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 60,000 customers and 400 manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment. Corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and with major branch operations strategically located in Arizona(3), Colorado, Florida, Idaho(2), Illinois, Indiana(2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri(2), Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma(2), Oregon(2), Tennessee, Texas(2) 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.