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.
- 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.