In this month's issue of The Flame we would like to
introduce you to our featured speakers.
will be speaking at this year's 2013 Annual Conference,
Tradeshow and Celebration.
Keep an eye out for next month's issue to keep you
up-to-date on everything related to the upcoming event in June of 2013!
We are celebrating with a sports theme, so don't miss the Charity
Golf Tournament, the Trade Show and All Stars Breakfast and the Fifty
Years with FFEDA Anniversary Celebration Dinner!
are pleased to introduce our Featured Speakers - Bruce Carter
and J.R. Nerat
If you have attended FFEDA
conferences in the past,
chances are, you have met Bruce Carter. From extinguisher technician to
sales representative to vice president of sales, Bruce Carter has truly
"been there" in our industry, boasting fire equipment and new
account sales production records that have remained unbroken for
nearly thirty years!
Carter has equally
impressive credentials as a seminar leader and keynote presenter as well.
As a former speaker for his Dallas based training organization, Bruce was
groomed by the legend and world's number one motivational speaker,
himself ... Zig Ziglar.
As the President of North
American Fire Sales, Bruce travels two hundred days each year, sharing
rock solid sales strategies with fire equipment professionals across the
United States and Canada. He teaches them how to increase market share
while maintaining solid profit margins.
Bruce has been a featured speaker for many organizations including the
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), the Fire
Apparatus Manufacturers Association (FAMA), the Automatic Fire Alarm
Association (AFAA) and the Fire Equipment Dealers Associations of Texas,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia, to name a few.
In addition to conducting
large association and corporate training events each year, Bruce also
conducts 150 in-house sales and motivational seminars annually
exclusively for the fire equipment industry and provides one-on-one
success coaching for sales and service technicians, sales representatives
J.R. Nerat is the Technical Manager for Badger Fire
Protection and one of the industry's most recognized technical experts.
His extensive experience and background within the fire protection
industry is highly regarded both domestically and internationally. He
also has extensive experience in areas of product design, testing,
installation, application and service of fire protection equipment.
Mr. Nerat holds
appointments on several NFPA technical committees including:
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Dry Chemical Systems
Wet Chemical Systems
Tank Vehicles for Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Industrial Section on the Portable Fire Extinguisher Technical
J.R. consults for various
national and state organizations, major corporations, legal firms,
insurance interests, approval agencies, foreign governments and lectures
at various industry related functions, including the International
Industrial Fire School at Texas A&M University, where he serves as a
"Master Instructor". He is Pro Board Certified for Fire Service
Instructor 1041 and Industrial Fire Brigade Advanced Exterior 1081. He
also holds a position on the Extinguisher Technician Certification Board
through the ICC (International Code Council).
You will not want to miss
Bruce Carter, J.R. Nerat, and many other exciting speakers at this
year's 50th Anniversary! They all have a wealth of knowledge to share