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2020 Young Lion Award Winner: Laura K. Lentz, FCSI

A diverse background is part of what helps Lentz bring a unique viewpoint to her work, designing projects that bring the customer experience to life.

2020 Young Lion Award Winner: Kurt Maschari

Kurt Maschari wears many hats, including designer, sales manager and project manager. What makes him stand out is a talent that helps with each of these jobs and more—his ability to solve problems.

2020 Young Lion Award Winner: Mitch Marcotte

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.

2020 Young Lion Award Winner: Dan Poulin

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.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: University of California Santa Barbara Dining Services

Jill Horst is the very embodiment of the motto used by the department she heads.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: SCOPOS Hospitality Group

Andrey Teleguz, founder and principal of SCOPOS Hospitality Group, epitomizes the American Dream.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: Hagar Restaurant Service

Lorn Hagar began Hagar Restaurant Service, a factory-authorized warranty and repair service provider for more than 200 manufacturers, in Oklahoma City 63 years ago, working from his garage until opening the first shop in 1971.

KaTom Foodservice Equipment Supplier

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: KaTom Restaurant Supply

Nineteen years ago, Patricia Bible made a choice. When her husband Tim died unexpectedly, she could have sold KaTom Restaurant Supply, the company the couple started out of their garage in 1987.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: Curtis Restaurant 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.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: Jack In the Box

Jack In the Box has come a long way from its start as a tiny roadside drive-thru in San Diego serving hamburgers for 18 cents.

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