Awards and Recognition

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 Young Lion Award Winner: Adam Jarboe

As senior sourcing lead for equipment at Chick-fil-A, Adam Jarboe works with many dealers and manufacturers, and relationships with all of them are key, he says.

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.

2020 Management Excellence Award Winner: Topgolf Entertainment Group

As director of food and beverage technology for Topgolf, Clif Geisler has arguably one of the coolest jobs in foodservice.

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.

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