See issue highlights from our current edition of Foodservice Equipment Reports.
Sign up for FER Fortnightly, our industry e-newsletter.
FER Award Winners


                           2015 Industry Excellence Awards Gala
                                     Friday, February 20, 2015
                            Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California



2015 Management Excellence Awards
Chain & Commercial Operator (more than 250 units):
Chick-fil-A, Atlanta
Chain & Commercial Operator (fewer than 250 units): Smashburger, Denver
Noncommercial Operator: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami
Dealer (more than $40 million in sales): Hockenbergs Foodservice Equipment and Supply, Omaha, Neb.
Dealer (less than $40 million in sales): Rapids Wholesale Equipment, Marion, Iowa
Consulting Firm: Reitano Design Group, Indianapolis

2015 Industry Service Awards

Dealer: Paul Gustafson, President, Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, San Antonio
Manufacturers' Rep: Michael Turetzky, Vice President, Chernoff Sales, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Consultant: James Camacho, President, Camacho Associates, Atlanta
Service Agent: Joe Pierce, Owner, Pierce Parts & Service, Macon, Ga.
Operator: Philip Atkinson, Food Service/Laundry Programs Manager, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minneapolis

2015 Young Lion Awards
Dealer: Mason Greene, Director of Operations, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, Meridian, Miss.
Manufacturers' Rep: Kevin Eaton, President, Eaton Marketing & Associates, Clearwater, Fla.
Consultant: A.J. Barker, Director of Operations/Chef, Think Tank Hospitality Group, Lynnwood, Wash.
Service Agent: Mike Via, Sales/Accounts Manager, Refrigerated Specialist, Mesquite, Texas
Commercial Operator: Catherine Helwig, Project Manager, Equipment R&D, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Lebanon, Tenn.
Noncommercial Operator: Zia Ahmed, Senior Director of Dining Services, University Residences and Dining Services, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.


THANK YOU to our sponsors of the 2015 Awards Gala:      

Platinum Sponsor

Ali Group


Gold Sponsors





Silver Sponsors



Association Sponsors




Industry Service and Special Editors’ Award Winners 2005-2013

Dave Brewer, Yum! Brands
Rick Ellingson, Bargreen Ellingson
Scott Legge, LTD Consulting Group
Manufacturers’ Rep: Ed Gregory, HGA Group
Service Agent:
Frank Burns, National Service Cooperative

Roy Hook, Wendy’s Int’l. Inc.     
Marc Fuchs, M. Tucker Co. Inc.
Albert da Costa, Socius Consulting
Manufacturers’ Rep:
Neville Jeens, W.D. Colledge Co. Inc.
Service Agent:
Roger Martin, Stove Parts & Supply/Ecolab

John Curry, Bob Evans Restaurants
Rodney Wasserstrom, The Wasserstrom Co.
Kathleen Seelye, Ricca Newmark Design
Manufacturers’ Rep:
Michael Posternak, Posternak Bauer Associates Inc.
Service Agent:
John Schwindt, Hawkins Commercial Appliance Service   
Special Editors’ Award.: Robert E. Pacifico, FFCSI (PP), Pacifico & Associates

Operator: Martin Cowley, The Walt Disney Co.
Bruce Gulbas, National Supply
Karen Malody, Culinary Options
Manufacturers’ Rep:
Ray Ward, Link2Hospitality
Service Agent:
Tina Reese, Commercial Appliance
Special Editors’ Award:
Don Fisher, Fisher-Nickel inc.

Rick McCaffrey, Brinker Int’l. Restaurants
Jim Hanson, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design
Edmiston Bernard, Cini-Little Int’l. Inc.
Manufacturers’ Rep:
Alan Squier, Squier Associates Inc.
Service Agent:
Bruce Hodge, General Parts LLC

2013 Management Excellence Awards
Chain & Commercial Operator (more than 250 units)
: Doctor’s Associates/Subway, Milford, Conn., and its Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami
Chain & Commercial Operator (fewer than 250 units)
: Cheddar’s Casual Café, Irving, Texas
Noncommercial Operator: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Food & Nutrition Services, Columbus, Ohio
Dealer (more than $40 million in sales): Bargreen Ellingson, Tacoma, Wash.
Dealer (less than $40 million in sales)
: Mobile Fixture, Mobile, Ala.
Consulting Firm
: Webb Design, Tustin, Calif.

2013 Industry Service Awards
: Jim Hanson, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design, Columbus, Ohio.
Manufacturers’ Rep
: Mitch Reilly, HRI Inc., St. Claire Shores, Mich.
Service Agent
: Scott Hester, Refrigerated Specialist, Mesquite, Texas.
: Ed Norman, MVP Services Group, Dubuque, Iowa.
: Mike Harlamert, Yum! Restaurants Int’l., Louisville, Ky.

2013 Young Lion Awards

: Brad Pierce, Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando, Fla.
Manufacturers’ Rep
: Chris Folz, The Redstone Group, Englewood, Colo.
: Eric Norman, MVP Services Group, Chicago.
Service Agent
: Dan Farmer, Fixxbook Inc., Albertson, N.Y.
Commercial Operator
: Ryan DeSimone, Bloomin’ Brands, Tampa, Fla.
Noncommercial Operator
: Steve Cerullo, Geisinger Healthcare, Danville, Pa.

new healthy man reviews



Digital Edition

Connect with your Peers!
Find us on Facebook
Join our Linked in group
Follow us at #FERtweets

Fortnightly, our bi-weekly e-newsletter on regulatory, economic and general industry news. Sign up » Sign up to Fortnightly

Buyers Guide - Comprehensive information on foodservice supplies, equipment, products and services. »

Services Guide
Directory to E&S functions and services throughout North America and the Caribbean. »