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Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010, Posted On: 5/6/2010

Winklers Form Group W, Tap Hyde To Lead BrewTek Division

Tim Sanford
Butch Winkler, Lynn Winkler, Cliff Rosen, Steve Hyde, Group W, BrewTek, Brew-Tek, Holiday House Distributing, Kool Tek, office coffee service, OCS, coffee brewers, coffee brewer supplies, coffee brewer parts, water coolers, icemakers, vending, vending machine, vending business, vending supplies, parts

LAND O LAKES, FL -- Butch and Lynn Winkler, the founders of Holiday House Distributing and Kool Tek, have established a new organization, BrewTek LLC, to supply a diverse line of coffee brewers to the coffee service industry. They have appointed coffee industry veteran Steve Hyde its president. Holiday House, Kool Tek and BrewTek form the Group W family of companies.

BrewTek offers a range of coffee brewers designed specifically for office coffee service. These include pourover, automatic and multifunction pod types and adjustable-height models. The line was formally introduced on April 28 at the National Automatic Merchandising Association's OneShow exposition in Chicago, April 28-30.

Hyde, who has worked in the coffee equipment industry for three decades, is well known as the moderator of the Coffee Service Open Forum at vending conventions, and was honored as NAMA Allied Member of the Year in 2003. He is a member of the association's board of directors.

Cliff Rosen has been named president of Kool Tek LLC. He has been a member of the company's management and design team since the company's establishment. Kool Tek introduced four new water coolers, new icemakers/dispensers and an undercounter water chiller at the NAMA trade show.

Holiday House showcased a new line of iced tea dispensers and racks at OneShow and, along with a representative selection of its comprehensive array of beverage-serving equipment, accessories, parts, tools and supplies. It also highlighted the custom private-label server, dispenser and signage capabilities of its new in-house printing facility.

BrewTek can be reached at (800) 443-4318, fax (800) 863-4041. Its website, presently under construction, may be found at brewtekbrewers.com. Kool Tek may be reached at (877) 566-5835 and Holiday House at (800) 443-4318.

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