Clark Food Service Equipment’s President Gene Clark Receives Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2019 Young Lion Award

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(Lancaster, PA) – Clark Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Gene Clark, president of Clark Food Service Equipment (CFSE), will be the recipient of Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2019 Young Lion Award. Clark is being recognized for his achievements as a young, rising influencer in the foodservice and equipment industry.

Under Clark’s leadership, CFSE works to facilitate and meet the needs of clients looking for equipment, supplies, design services and turnkey construction all from one provider. Overseeing distribution channels and operations, Clark is successfully leading the 2nd largest equipment and supplies dealer in the nation.

CFSE’s fast organic growth can be attributed to the company’s dedication to provide four seamless key services, working together in a process that matches the needs of their customers. Offering kitchen equipment contracting, readily available supplies, fully-coordinated food service designs and turnkey construction, CFSE is a one-stop solution. The group’s success comes from a combination of innovation, continuous improvement and a desire to provide added value to the industry.

Clark was nominated by a group of industry peers and the industry staff of FER for his role in this growth and his rising achievements at CFSE. He will be presented the award during the upcoming 2019 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Illinois.

About Foodservice Equipment Reports’ Young Lion Award:

FER’s Young Lion Award recognizes the foodservice community’s younger, rising leaders who have begun to have a meaningful impact in the industry. This award solicits candidates from various industry association boards including FEDA, MAFSI, CFESA and FCSI. Gene Clark will accept the award during the 2019 FER’s Industry Awards Gala on Sun., May 19 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Clark Food Service Equipment:

Clark Food Service Equipment operates in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida offering customers tailored solutions in a one-stop solution. From contracting and design to supplies and construction, CFSE provides topnotch, convenient service for commercial clients.

About Clark Associates:

Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, Pa. and has been recognized as one of Central Pa's fastest growing companies as well as Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine's 2015 Dealer of the Year. Employing over 1800 people, Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in mechanical, sales and manufacturing serve a variety of commercial food service customers nationwide. For more information on our business and history, please visit

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