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NAFEM Honors Angrick And Follett, Elects Hanson To Board

Paul Angrick, who has had a long and distinguished career as an executive at companies including Intedge, Welbilt/Enodis and Middleby, received the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers’ highest honor, the William W. Carpenter Award, during the group’s annual business meeting Feb. 8, just before the start of The NAFEM Show in Orlando, Fla. The association also honored Steve Follett and three operators and announced the election of Debbie Hanson from Vulcan FEG/ITW to the board of directors. The group’s Pres. Kevin Fink of Standex Foodservice, Treasurer Rob Connelly of Henny Penny, and Exec. V.P. Deirdre Flynn also discussed the organization’s plans for the coming year.

Angrick was lauded by Fink for his long and conscientious service to NAFEM, which he served as a member of many committees, and as a director and officer, including president. “Paul is one of those people who will stand up and volunteer whenever something needs to be done,” Fink said.

NAFEM presented its President’s Award to Steve Follett of Follett Corp./Middleby, also a past-president. The group’s Award of Merit was presented to Mike Harlamert, formerly of Yum! Brands; Roy Hook, now retired from Wendy’s Restaurants; and Martin Cowley, formerly of Disney. All three operators long served NAFEM as members of the group’s Customer Advisory Taskforce and other initiatives to foster better communications between NAFEM and its operator customers. Greg Fischer of Cambro Mfg. was also honored for his six years of service on the board of directors

Flynn announced the election of Hanson to the board of directors and presented touching tributes to past-presidents Sandy Hahn and Ira Kaplan, both of whom passed away last year. She also said that NAFEM added 53 members in the past year to reach 620 members total.

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