In addition, SEFA presented John Nackley of Metro with its Executive of the Year Award and Cedric Stinson of Vulcan was named Trainer of the Year.

Following is a complete list of SEFA’s 2016 award winners:

SEFA Member Awards

  • High Achiever: Avanti Restaurant Solutions, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • High Achiever: Oswalt Restaurant Supply, Oklahoma City
  • Journey Award: Grady's Restaurant & Bar Supply, Pueblo, Colo.
  • Meteoric Rise to Success: C&T Design & Equipment, Indianapolis
  • Pacesetter: Instawares, Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Pinnacle of Success: Action Sales, Monterey Park, Calif.
  • President's Club: Smith & Greene Company, Kent, Wash.
  • President's Club: Great Lakes Hotel Supply, Southfield, Mich.
  • President's Club: Best Restaurant Equip. & Design, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Insider: Associated Food Equip. & Supplies, Gulfport, Miss.

SEFA Supplier Awards

  • Supplier of the Year: Vollrath, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Market Leader,  Food Safety: Cooper-Atkins, Middlefield, Conn.
  • Market Leader, Innovation: Blodgett, Burlington, Vt.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Cooking Equipment: Garland, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Outstanding Supplier, Fabrication: Advance Tabco, Edgewood, N.Y.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Light Equipment: Hatco Corporation, Milwaukee
  • Outstanding Supplier, Refrigeration: True Food Service Equipment, O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Specialty Products: John Boos & Co., Effingham, Ill.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Supplies: Winco, Lodi, N.J.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Walk-ins: American Panel, Ocala, Fla.

Specialty Awards

  • Distinguished Statesman: Larry Lyons, Vulcan, Baltimore
  • Executive of the Year: John Nackley, Metro, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Industry Icon: Ray Herrick, FEDA, Elgin, Ill.
  • Trainer of the Year: Cedric Stinson, Vulcan, Baltimore 
  • Breakthrough: Supreme Hotel & Rest. Supply, Pembroke Park, Fla.
  • Breakthrough: Penn Jersey Paper Company, Philadelphia
  • Breakthrough: Premier Restaurant Equipment, Minneapolis
  • Circle of Excellence: Dick's Restaurant Supply, Seattle
  • Circle of Excellence: Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando
  • Conquering a New Zenith: Johnson-Lancaster & Associates, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Great Start: Budget Restaurant Supply, Houston
  • High Achiever W. West Equipment & Furnishings, Denver, Colo.
  • High Achiever: Manning Brothers Food Equip., Athens, Ga.