Meet the Staff
Jerry Elston, Sr. - Founder, CEO
Through diligence and hard work, Jerry has fostered B.A.K.E.'s growth from a small organization running out of a small storage facility to our current location in our 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse. When not at the office, Jerry enjoys traveling the country with his wife, Rose.
David Elston - President
David has been in the bakery equipment business for most of his life, having started the company with his dad in 1981. Dave is a "hands-on" owner, traveling all over the country to perform equipment installations and provide customer service. When he's able to pull himself away from work, Dave enjoys spending time with his daughter.
Dennis DeBlock - Sales
After running his own Xerox Copier company for 35 years, Dennis generously offered to come out of retirement and lend his many talents to B.A.K.E. When customers call with questions, Dennis will have the answers...or take the time to research and find them. Dennis enjoys officiating high school volleyball, singing in the choir, and attending Comic-Cons with his wife, Laura.
Steven Deal - Head Equipment Technician
Steven joined B.A.K.E in 2014, and immediately showed himself to be an exceptionally skilled mechanic and electronics technician. Steve can rebuild anything from small 20 quart mixers to complete bakery systems. He excels at troubleshooting and is adept at fixing the issue. Before coming to B.A.K.E., Steven worked as an airplane mechanic, and also in IT. In his spare time, Steven enjoys making improvements around his home and researching interesting historical and scientific topics on the web.
Imperio Adan - Spanish Translator
Imperio first joined B.A.K.E. in 2018.She stays busy acting as translator for Spanish-speaking customers who contact us both verbally and in writing. She enjoys music, movies, and travel.
Tony Styer - Web Administrator and Graphic Design
After working for over 30 years writing and designing corporate literature, Tony came to B.A.K.E. in 2014 to assist with designing and administrating our website. His typical day involves researching our arriving used products, and then photographing each item from multiple angles to showcase the important features. Tony loves to travel with his wife, Loni, and together they have visited all 50 states, 51 countries, and six continents.
Marvin Morton - Warehouse/Delivery
Marv is involved in everything from equipment repair to installation. Marv joined B.A.K.E. in 2006, and has been an important aspect of the company. He enjoys spending time with his daughter, Jessica.
In Memory -- Patrick Caderas - Sales
Whether it was cleaning, installation or sales...Patrick did it all. Our longest tenured employee, Patrick was with B.A.K.E.from 1992 until 2019, when a brain tumor quickly and tragically took his life. Patrick had gained a wealth of knowledge throughout the years, and most of our longtime customers will remember his helpfulness and friendly smile. When not helping our customers, Patrick enjoyed lifting weights and spending time with friends and family.