Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Written by The Editors
ABC and SEFA recognize dealers and foodservice equipment manufacturers for their performance.
During their spring meetings, ABC and SEFA, both dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups, recognized their members and suppliers performance over the past year.
Following are the ABC award winners:
- Outstanding Sales Achievement (Suppliers) – Volume Growth: The Vollrath Co, Cal Mil and Bakers Pride
- Supplier Awards of Merit – Sales Effort: Oneida Global Foodservice, Continental Refrigerator and Diversified Ceramics.
- Outstanding Supplier Support (Dealer Members): Hockenbergs, Atlanta Fixtures & Sales, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, and Birmingham Restaurant Supply (BRESCO).
- Member Volume Growth: Hubert North America Service, LLC, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, and BRESCO.
- Member Volume Growth Awards of Merit: TriMark Economy, Louis Wohl & Sons, and Buffalo Hotel Supply
ABC also recognized the following retiring members of the foodservice industry: Eve Hou, G.E.T. Enterprises; Mike Bainum, Hockenbergs; and Jim Cali, Market Forge.
SEFA presented the following 35 awards:
- Member of the Year – Instawares, LLC.
- Supplier of the Year – True Food Service Equipment
- Executive of the Year – Gary Dykstra, Manitowoc
- Trainer of the Year – Larry Lyons, Vulcan FEG
- Built to Last – Restaurant Depot & Jetro Cash & Carry
- Leadership – C & T Design & Equipment Company, Inc.
- Above & Beyond – Action Sales
- President's Club – Oswalt Restaurant Supply
- President's Club – Culinary Depot
- President's Club – Breckenridge Kitchen Equip & Design Inc.
- High Achiever – H. Weiss, LLC.
- High Achiever – LoneStar Restaurant Supply & General Sales
- High Achiever – Manning Brothers Food Equipment Co.
- High Achiever – Restaurant Equipment World
- The Insider – A.D.E.
- Circle of Excellence – Anchorage Restaurant Supply
- Circle of Excellence – Associated Food Equipment & Supplies
- Circle of Excellence – Louisiana Food Service Equipment, Inc.
- Breakthrough – Trident Food Service Equipment Corp.
- Breakthrough – Thompson & Little, Inc.
- Breakthrough – Myers Restaurant Supply, LLC.
- Breakthrough – Franke Worldwide
- Journey – Grady's Restaurant and Bar Supply
- Great Start – Avanti Restaurant Solutions, Inc.
- Honorary SEFAPro – Don Sours, True Food Service Equipment
- Outstanding Supplier for Enterprising Solutions – The Vollrath Company
- Outstanding Supplier for Refrigeration – Kolpak
- Outstanding Supplier for Heavy Equipment – Vulcan FEG
- Outstanding Supplier for Fabrication – Advance Tabco Co.
- Outstanding Supplier for Supplies – Carlisle FoodService Products
- Outstanding Supplier for Light Equipment – Cambro Manufacturing Co.
- Outstanding Supplier for Tabletop – American Metalcraft, Inc.
- Market Leader: Marketing – Hamilton Beach
- Market Leader: Dealer Support – American Panel
- Partners In Success: – Scotsman Ice Systems & Ice-O-Matic