Our Experts

Meet our industry experts, a passionate and talented pool of seasoned professionals who have made the hospitality industry their home. NECG is pleased to introduce you to this dynamic team who will take your company from Dirt-to-Digital.

Bernardo Alves
Globe Equipment Company
300 Dewey Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 367-6611
Food Service Equipment

Restaurants have always been a big part of Bernie's life. He started as a dishwasher and busboy at a young age. before waiting tables for an after-school job at French Bistros, Italian restaurants, and everywhere in between. Japanese Hibachi and Sushi, bartending, Bernie has done it all! Prior to coming to Globe Equipment Company, Bernie worked at a fast-paced pizza restaurant for 15 years managing both front and back of the house operations.

Now a married father of two little girls, Bernie transitioned out of the restaurant business into the sales/customer management position at Globe, putting his accumulative experience into a company where his knowledge and passion for the foodservice industry can benefit restaurateurs and chefs.

As a team member of the Globe Equipment Company, Bernie assists restaurateurs in obtaining all of their kitchen, barware, janitorial, dine-in, and take-out needs. No order is too small to fill, from tableware and disposables to ovens and walk-in refrigeration.  Globe offers expert help, from start to finish, delivering locally, and shipping worldwide!

Globe Equipment Company is a family-owned and operated restaurant supplies and equipment business located in Bridgeport, CT. Founded in 1938, Globe now has the third generation of the Ringelheim family carrying on the family business. Globe has customers on every continent (except Antarctica), and is registered as an authorized GSA (Government Service Agency) distributor. Globe is an authorized online distributor for many of our manufacturers.

Globe Equipment’s current facility boasts a 7,500 sq. ft. showroom that displays over 6,000 products, a drafting department, inside and outside sales teams, installation capabilities, delivery systems, and an e-commerce presence. Globe Equipment also has a 5,000 sq. ft. Rubbermaid Showroom, the only one in the country, which displays more than 1,500 current Rubbermaid products.