Meet the team.
JB (John Beaule)
Parts, Service & Warranty Department
Need parts, got a question about equipment operation or service. JB is your answer. John “JB” Beaule has been with Carnegie Equipment since 2013. He specializes in all your parts, service, and warranty needs as well as equipment sales. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. JB has recently taken an interest in bladesmithing and loves pwning noobs in the popular video game Overwatch.
Tawnya provides our customers the support they need with their accounts, including invoicing and statements. Tawnya loves to cook. She often shares her talents with the team here and even took 1st place in our annual chili cook-off! Did you know long before working at Carnegie she was a youth hockey team manager and a baton instructor. Outside of work you can catch her up and down the east coast and even in Canada watching her favorite hockey player, Aiden, her son.
Lee Ann Christen
Lee Ann brings to us years of private business accounting experience that allows her to efficiently manage the back-office accounting processes that run our business. When she’s not crunching numbers Lee Ann enjoys dining out and spending time with family and friends.
George C. Ferris II
Following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Carnegie President George C. Ferris II continues to stay true to Carnegie’s core missions of superb customer service and best-in-class product offerings. Continuing the legacy of the brand, George has helped Carnegie become one of the best foodservice equipment suppliers in the business, delighting customers from Central PA to the Central USA.
When he’s not in the showroom, George is often spending time giving back to the community. He is involved in many charity organizations and works to make Altoona a better place every day. George enjoys dining out with his wife and his biggest fans, his four children.
A long-time veteran of the equipment business, Carnegie’s Vice President Phil Jones’ expertise includes purchasing and sales, where he spends his time looking for the best deals for each and every Carnegie customer. Phil is a foodie to the core, going out to eat and supporting his customers when he’s not in the office. Trust Phil and the rest of the team at Carnegie to help with all of your equipment needs.
Director of Operations
After several years of working in special-event marketing for Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Missouri, John Rabideau entered the foodservice equipment industry in 2009. Working closely with his brother-in-law, George C. Ferris II, John has gained a great deal of knowledge about the ever-changing restaurant and foodservice industry. In his role as Director of Operations, John strives to help Carnegie clients’ businesses to become more profitable, efficient and enjoyable for their customers. In his free time, John enjoys a nice steak, spending time with friends and dining out with his wife and kids.
Director of Sales
With over 20 years of foodservice experience in college, corporate and amusement park foodservice operations, along with owning his own restaurant, Mike Miduri is Carnegie’s Director of Sales. Mike uses that experience to find cost effective ways to increase Carnegie customers’ efficiency and business results. When he’s not in the office, Mike loves to go out to a nice dinner at one of his favorite restaurants, watch NASCAR and cheer on the Steelers with his wife and daughter.