Pecinka Ferri Father and Son Duo Captures National Honors

MAFSI bestowed top national honors on Joe Ferri, Jr and Joe Ferri at their annual sales seminar in Naples, Florida.


The MAFSI Rep Rising Star Award is intended to recognize an emerging leader at a rep firm, age 40 or younger, whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession and increased levels of leadership and responsibility. Successful candidates that have not yet reached a senior-level position, but their track record reflects a strong potential for appointment at the highest levels of the profession.

Joe Ferri Jr. started taking AutoCAD lessons in high school, working part-time for dealers doing drafting; over summer breaks he did kitchen and hood installations. While attending Johnson & Wales for his culinary degree, he worked at various foodservice operation positions, as well as at several major New England dealerships in their contract departments.  Subsequently, he doubled down on majors, and attained his bachelors in computer-aided design before moving back to the NY area.  He spent five years at a major NY Metro consultant firm laying out commercial kitchens and training staff on CAD, until he was called back to the family business (where he has been an associate for the past 5+ years).  He is currently VP of MAFSI Region 3 and has held leadership positions on the board for the past 4 years.  Joe has attained his CPMR certification and is engaged to be married this summer.


This is MAFSI’s summit award, named in honor of Anthony E. Mazur, and is bestowed upon an individual MAFSI (agent) member who has consistently performed and demonstrated sincere interest, effort, leadership and given time to the welfare and progress of MAFSI and the enhancement of the manufacturers’ agents’ function and position in the industry.  This award need not be presented annually.  A person can receive the Tony Award only once. Nominees must be in “good standing” with MAFSI and meet the Tony Award guidelines.

Joe Ferri, CPMR, CFSP of Pecinka Ferri Associates, Fairfield, NJ served as the fifty-eighth President of MAFSI, and ten years on the MAFSI national board of directors, and was chairperson of the 2010 MAFSI Annual Conference as well as the chairman of the communication committee.

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Joe currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of his rep firm, Pecinka Ferri Associates and is CPMR, CFSP and MTC401 certified.

Joe Ferri started working in sales in 1982 with Taylor Freezer in Long Island City, NY. Further experiences were logged with major dealers, an equipment importer and another manufacturer’s rep organization.  Pecinka Ferri Associates was originally formed in 1972 as McKeever Dumbach, a manufacturer’s representative focusing on equipment sales. Currently Pecinka Ferri Associates is the representative of twenty-four lines covering the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metropolitan area. Pecinka Ferri Associates focuses on bringing quality products to many segments of the market from chain accounts to food service consultants and also fosters close relationships with food service dealers.  Pecinka Ferri Associates is located in Fairfield, NJ, and has twelve employees.

Joe is an avid world traveler, amateur musician, and self-described wine geek.  He lives in Long Valley, NJ with Karen, his wife of 39 years.