In his early 30s, Joe Schmitt came to the realization that he wasn’t happy with the career path he was on as a CPA and a banker. Looking around for a new challenge, he was presented with the opportunity to buy Rapids Wholesale.
Five years ago, Richard Eisenbarth joined with a group of professionals in the foodservice design industry to create the Foodservice Design BootCamp. The idea was to educate facility managers and operators about the design process to help their large, noncommercial projects to run smoothly.
These six Young Lions consistently demonstrate ambition and ingenuity, and excel at building relationships and problem solving. They have already made a meaningful impact on the industry, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.
Battling the elements and going on calls with technicians is just one example of Poulin’s hands-on approach to business that has helped Pine Tree Food Equipment grow and find continued success in the ever-changing foodservice industry.
Ever since starting out as a sales rep at Trademark Equipment and Supplies after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marcotte has dedicated himself to understanding the industry and the equipment.
Jim Sherman, director of sales at Vulcan Food Equipment, experienced first-hand the dedication to customer service and thoroughness Curtis Restaurant Equipment brings to the table when working together on a renovation of the kitchen and demonstration restaurant at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.