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Bart Nelson

Chief Operations Officer

Bart Nelson’s history with Culinex goes all the way back to 1984 when his father was part owner of then, Dakota Food Equipment. Bart remembers going into the office almost every Saturday to help his dad fill the pop machine, sweep the warehouse and vacuum the showroom amongst other things. He learned at a very young age what hard work and dedication were by watching his father build a territory from scratch. Bart worked a few foodservice jobs throughout high school and upon graduation from Red River High School became a full-time employee with Dakota Food Equipment. Starting out in the warehouse and using the hard-working attitude instilled in him by watching his father for so many years, Bart moved his way up to warehouse manager, then navigated to showroom sales and then store manager. Bart’s current position within Culinex is Chief Operations Officer.

As Chief Operations Officer and Manager of the Grand Forks store, Bart wears a few hats throughout the week. His main task is to coordinate the activities between the service, warehouse, sales and accounting departments to maximize efforts. He interacts with customers daily which is something that he truly enjoys. Bart also sits on the executive staff and has the privilege to help steer Culinex to reach new heights.

Bart along with his wonderful and supportive wife have three great kids and an awesome grandson. They are avid hockey fans and travel to watch their son Jake’s games, as well as, show support to the UND hockey team. In the summer, Bart and his family enjoy going to the lake and relaxing on the pontoon or sitting by the campfire.


Phone: 701.746.8471


Address: 513 10th Avenue North, Grand Forks, ND 58203

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