In Memoriam

March 26, 2024

In Memoriam: Richard ‘Dick’ Maslow of Metro

Maslow held leadership roles at Metro, founded by his father, as well as at NAFEM.

January 23, 2024

In Memoriam: Tom Cassin

Cassin was vice president of sales for Pitco/Blodgett and was deeply involved in NAFEM.

September 12, 2023

In Memoriam: Richard Alan Hawk, of Hawk, Inc.

The co-founder of the Alabama-based foodservice equipment dealer died Sept. 4 at the age of 69.

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May 30, 2023

In Memoriam: Longtime MAFSI Member Larry Cantamessa

The president of PBAC & Associates was a dedicated, tireless supporter of the foodservice industry.

May 2, 2023

In Memoriam: Kevin Vigeant, EVP of Lakeside

Lakeside Mfg. announced the unexpected death of its executive vice president, Kevin Vigeant. Vigeant, who passed on April 27, spent 12 years with Lakeside and more than 25 years in foodservice. “He has been an industry leader and friend, and will be greatly missed,” says a company statement. “Our sincerest sympathy and support goes to…

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March 31, 2023

In Memoriam: Gerald ‘Jerry’ Ross, founder of MGR Equipment Corp. 

Gerald “Jerry” Ross, founder of Long Island, New York-based equipment manufacturer MGR Equipment Corp. died March 14 at 92 years old. Ross was born in 1931 in Brooklyn, where he attended Brooklyn Tech, excelling at both his studies and wrestling. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and served in…

March 1, 2023

In Memoriam: Jerry Greene of Hotel & Restaurant Supply

Industry veteran served as president of Hotel & Restaurant Supply for decades.

January 30, 2023

In Memoriam: James Augustus O’Brien Jr.

O’Brien Jr. worked in the foodservice industry up until his retirement in 2022.

January 26, 2023

MAFSI Remembers Corky Pike of Johnson Pike & Associates

A management path with Howard Johnson’s helped open Pike’s future in the restaurant and foodservice sector.

January 23, 2023

In Memoriam: Kenneth Kerry Wallace, Co-Founder of Forbes, Hever & Wallace

Wallace, who died at the age of 70, retired from the manufacturers’ rep firm he co-founded in 2015.

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