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Bernie Otis, Well Known Marketing/Food, Beverage & Laundry Consultant,
Joins F & B Equipment of the Year Dealer

August 9, 2011 - Al Thomas, Vice President and General Manager of R.W. Smith & Company in Costa Mesa, California, which was recently named 2011 Kitchen Equipment of the Year by Food Service Equipment and Supplies Magazine, has announced that Bernie Otis, well-known Marketing/Food, Beverage & Laundry Facilities Planning Consultant, Speaker & Writer, has been become a Consultant to the firm. 


In making his announcement, Thomas said that “We are pleased to be able to add Bernie’s knowledge, experience and many warm relationships in the industry to R.W. Smith & Company’s environment.”


Early in his illustrious 60-year career, the 82-year-old Otis has worked with such giants as Walt Disney at Disneyland, the Hilton Family, and was involved in the early development of Las Vegas working with the late Jay Sarno doing the original Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. Most recently, he has helped his clients become involved in such projects as the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, W Hotel Hollywood in California, Disney projects, major hotel, healthcare, restaurant and government projects. 


Otis states, “I believe that in light of the changes taking place in our economy and the way business is done, our clients want to deal with vendors who use creative thinking and skilled, on-site personnel in the administration of projects as well as the newest technology in the planning and completion of their projects in a time and cost effective manner.


I am thrilled to join R.W. Smith & Company’s team as an Independent Advisor and Consultant. They are a firm that is by far out in front of the market place, is committed to the principal of meeting and exceeding the objectives set by their clients, and whose management understands that the success of all business relationships are based upon trust between the parties.”

Bernard S. Otis
Independent Advisor & Consultant to
R.W. Smith & Company
Independent Member Advisory Board Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association
Associate Member American Society of Professional Estimators
Actively involved with the Associate Membership National Indian Gaming Association
Toll Free: (855) 413-6899

Al Thomas Vice President/General Manager
R.W. Smith & Company
3186 A Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4650

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