Mark Nelson, an account executive with Total Source Equipment and Supply, an Aurora, Colo.-based independent manufacturers’ rep passed away on October 10.

In the 1970s Nelson started his own business as a manufacturers' representative for the foodservice and hospitality industry. He was a longtime member of the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry.

Nelson is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn; sons Michael and Matthew, four grandchildren and two sisters.