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Thirty years ago David Stafford Sr. bought Stafford-Smith Inc., a Kalamazoo, Mich.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership, from his father, and the company has been on the rise ever since. Under Dave's leadership the company has expanded the services it offers and has steadily extended its reach throughout the country.
Treating customers, suppliers and employees all the same, Hockenbergs' Tom Schrack has built a career with honesty, integrity, charity and faith as its cornerstones. And now it has earned Schrack recognition as FE&S' 2011 Hall of Fame Award Winner.
As much as honesty, integrity and family are among the defining traits of Tom Schrack Sr., so too is his generosity. From local nonprofit organizations to his church to keeping the memories of two former Hockenbergs employees alive, Schrack's charitable nature is seemingly limitless.
While Tom Schrack Sr. is the leader of the family business, it is his wife Mary that serves as the stabilizing factor at home for FE&S' 2011 Hall of Fame Award winner.
Throughout a career marked by honesty, integrity and humility, Jerry Greene has quietly built Hotel & Restaurant Supply into a powerhouse dealership in the Southeast.
Incorporating a servant-leader philosophy, Bill Boelter has created a dealership that has helped influence the foodservice industry.
2012 Best In Class Winners
See who FE&S readers named this year’s Best In Class winners. Manufacturers were evaluated for product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales reps, product inventory and available product information. Click here to see the complete results.