Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Cooking Oil Filtration and Fryer Management

Filta Franchisees Celebrated Success at FiltaCon 2023

In Orlando last month, Filta franchisees celebrated success at FiltaCon 2023, which was themed “Take It To The Max.” Our annual convention brought together more than 140 owners, technicians, staff, and their families. The event took place over three days and featured networking, awards, business innovation, and celebrations.

Award Winners

  • Hot Start Award – Joe Kadi (FL), Kevin Nichols (OK and AR), Julene Robinson (FL)
  • Phoenix Award (Most Improved)– Joe Kadi (FL) and Lee Fonseca/Jose Montoya (MO)
  • Top 10 Revenue Performers
  1. Ken Melick/Ryan Hopper (Midwest)
  2. Terrance Walkerly (OH)
  3. Jason Sydlowski/Ethan Cohen (CA)
  4. John Michals (NJ)
  5. Derek Riebel (DC)
  6. Bob Smith (IL)
  7. Mike Powers (TX)
  8. Adam Weisbeck (MN)
  9. Stephen Bral (MI)
  10. Pablo Gracia (TX)
  • Most Customers Invoiced – Terry Walkerly (OH)
  • Outstanding Customer Retention – Nico Libert (OR)
  • Highest Network Sales – Ken Melick/Ryan Hopper (Midwest)
  • Highest Market Penetration – Mike Abbott (WA)

Filta Franchisees Celebrated Success at FiltaCon 2023

Keri Gardner and Joe Andrean earned our new Brand Ambassador Award for their commitment to their Long Island community and the marketing associated with that. Melissa Smith-Hignite won Salesperson of the Year for her work with Terry Walkerly in Ohio.


Arlo Cross was recognized as Operations Manager of the Year for his exemplary work in Allen Whitehead’s Pennsylvania territory and Gary “CJ” Johnson was named Tech of the Year for his outstanding customer service in Mississippi for Marcie Taylor’s and Trent Carlos’ territories. Clay Belote from Louisiana earned the Outstanding Franchisee Service Award for being a great franchise neighbor and going above and beyond to help Marcie Taylor. Sam Merrill and Aaron Yates from Florida won the Recruiting Award and the White Glove Award went to Rusty Ryan and Rick Clark from San Antonio, TX and Sarasota, FL respectively.

Franchise Information

To learn more about Filta ownership and the available territories, contact Rob Totten at To learn more about Filta’s services including fryer cleaning, microfiltration and waste oil removal/recycling, please call 866-51-FILTA or visit for 24-hour live chat.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss our services and provide a quote.

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