In Memoriam

April 27, 2021

In Memoriam: Longtime Winholt Sales Manager John Paul Anderson

John Paul Anderson, senior regional sales manager at Winholt, died unexpectedly on April 24.

April 8, 2021

Burkett Founder Dies After Decadeslong Fight with Multiple Sclerosis

Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Founder Mike Burkett, 63, died March 29 at his home following a 34-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

March 26, 2021

Service Tech, 23, Among Victims of Mass Shooting in Colorado

Neven Stanisic, a 23-year-old employee of Denver-based KD Service Group, was among the 10 victims of the mass shooting at King Soopers in Boulder, Co.

March 19, 2021

Texas Roadhouse Grieves Death of Founder, Enacts Succession Plan

President Jerry Morgan takes on CEO role for the Louisville, Ky.-based chain.

March 10, 2021

In Memoriam: Ace Service’s William Bearisto

William E. Bearisto, owner/operator of foodservice equipment service company Ace Service Company Inc., died March 5 at the age of 96.

January 26, 2021

In Memoriam: 4 Star Reps’ Andy Bachovin Passes

Longtime MAFSI member and former board member Andy Bachovin of 4 Star Reps passed away on Jan. 18.

Portrait of Ali Group Founder Luciano Berti
January 19, 2021

Industry Mourns Ali Group Founder Luciano Berti

The industry veteran passed away peacefully on Monday, one week shy of his 90th birthday.

January 15, 2021

In Memoriam: Steve Paen, Florida Agents’ First Hire, Passes

A longtime member of MAFSI, Paen’s work was focused in the Southeast area of Florida.

September 4, 2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Heina

“She was the rock and the glue that held our small family and company together.”

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