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Our Team

Our team at CGA is comprised of dedicated individuals who are passionate about the foodservice industry. We collectively have extensive experience with various foodservice equipment manufacturers. We are partners, not just providers, for both manufacturers as well as foodservice operations.

Our Team: Dave Blum

Dave Blum

Managing Director/ Georgia Sales

Dave Blum has been a part of the CGA team since February, 2010. Dave has been in the Foodservice industry since 1994, in the Restaurant Repair Side of the industry in Metro Atlanta. Dave began specialty restaurant equipment distribution with F.E.S in 2005 and blossomed with CGA in 2010 to present.Dave is a product specialist […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Don Girard

Don Girard

President and Managing Director

Don Girard attended Penn State University with a major in accounting. After service in the US Army as a Special Agent in Army Intelligence, and a tour in Vietnam, He joined General Electric Food Service Equipment Business. His career progressed from a zone manager in New York City, and Eastern Pennsylvania to a product development manager in Chicago […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Ferrell Hataway

Ferrell Hataway

Alabama Sales

Ferrell Hataway has been a manufactures representative for with Carman-Girard & Associates since 1983. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama and attended Troy State University. Before working with CGA he was employed for 10 years with Schloss & Kahn, Inc. as the equipment and supplies specialist. He has the highest level CFSP certification offered from […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Jan Vining

Jan Vining

Inside Sales/ Customer Service

Jan started her career in the manufacturing business with Metro in 1986 in Douglas, Georgia. During her 11 year venture with Metro, Jan’s jobs included working on the manufacturing line, welding, and welder trainer, CS Rep, CS and warehouse manager. In 1998 Jan moved to Charlotte, NC where she accepted a position with Bridges & […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Karyn Booterbaugh

Karyn Booterbaugh

Inside Sales / Customer Service

Karyn has worked in the food service equipment industry since joining CGA in 2006.  Prior to joining CGA, she had over 20 years of Property Management, A/R, A/P and Project Coordination experience which has been a benefit for CGA.  Karyn is originally from NY and has lived in California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico before […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Linda Trotter

Linda Trotter

Admin. / Service Rep

Linda Trotter has been with Carman Girard Associates since 2000 in all aspects of the company. Starting with Edward Don & Co. in 1994 and meeting Don Girard as a rep was a part of a very rewarding career in this industry. Linda resides in Tucker, Georgia. Linda has her 82 year old mother, Mary in […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Nick Swanson

Nick Swanson

Managing Director/ Georgia Sales

Nick Swanson entered the Food Service Equipment world in April 2008. He graduated from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA in 2007. While earning a degree in General Business, Nick joined the Carman-Girard team with a little experience as he worked at a local Restaurant/Piano Bar where he Tended Bar. Nick and Kelly, who […]   » Continue Reading

Phil Jackson

Service Rep.

Phil’s passion with the food service industry began when he took a job as a line cook at age 15. This marked the beginning of his fascination with food preparation, customer service, and most importantly, commercial kitchen eqt.Phil continued his occupation as a cook until the age of 27 when he decided that equipment sales […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Seth Swanson

Seth Swanson

Managing Director/ Tennessee Sales

Seth Swanson has been part of the CGA team since 2006. He has a total of 12 years in the industry, 6 years were spent working with the dealer side of the business. Seth received a BBA from Georgia College and State University in 2000. Seth enjoys scuba diving, golf and spending time with his family. […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Susan Holt

Susan Holt

Accounting/HR Manager

Susan Holt has been in the foodservice industry for more than 20 years. She joined the CGA Team in 2009 as the Accounting/HR Manager. In the past she has held positions as controller, office manager, warehouse manager and warranty, parts & service administrator for several local service agencies. Susan lives in Duluth, Georgia with he husband […]   » Continue Reading

Our Team: Turner Atkins

Turner Atkins

Alabama Sales

Turner started in the Foodservice Equipment Industry in 1988.  Over 16 years he worked for 2 dealers in positions of smallwares bidding, procurement/Purchasing and sales. He is a life-long Alabamian and a Graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa.  Before joining CGA in Aug 2013, Turner worked as a Territory Sales Rep for Hoshizaki Distribution for […]   » Continue Reading