Release: Burkett Employees Honored at Annual Meeting

Last updated on March 2nd, 2023 at 08:30 am

PERRYSBURG, Ohio, February 13, 2023 – Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies held their annual kick-off meeting recently, providing company updates and celebrating the accomplishments of employees throughout last year.

Employees received recognition for years-of-service awards and also individual accolades. Most notable being the Mike Burkett Award of Excellence, named after Jameel Burkett’s late father who started the business in 1977. This award goes to an employee who exemplifies the culture of Burkett every day and was received by Warehouse Manager Adam Klier.

Klier has been with Burkett for over 12 years serving in various roles throughout the operations department. “This one means a lot to me. Mike Burkett embodied a lot of traits I consider so valuable today. He was a hustler, gritty, straight forward, committed, had a never-give-up attitude and so much more. To receive an award with his name on it and be considered most like him at this company is a true honor,” said Klier.

“We had a great opportunity in 2022 to grow as a company. Having the chance to honor the people who helped get us there, as well as the newcomers, is always an incredible feeling,” said President and CEO Jameel Burkett.

Others receiving employee awards were the following:

Ben Saxton – Employee of the Year
Steve Witker – Operational Excellence Person of the Year
Melissa Arko – Salesperson of the Year
Omar Marrufo – Rookie of the Year
Nathan Beucler – 10-year Anniversary
Matt Calvelage – 5-year Anniversary
Kristy Burns – 5-year Anniversary

For more information about Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, visit, email or call 800-828-8564.

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