Association recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to the foodservice industry and the rep function.
The Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry recognized 10 members and two chapters with a series of awards.
MAFSI presented the Tony Award to Tom Johnson of Johnson Commercial Agents, Mendota Heights, Minn. Named in honor of Anthony E. Mazur, this award recognizes an individual who has consistently performed and demonstrated sincere interest, effort, leadership and given time to the welfare and progress of MAFSI and the enhancement of the manufacturers' agents' function and position in the industry.
The Pacesetter Award was presented to three members in honor of their service to the association:
- David Wyllie, Wyllie Marketing, Weymouth, Mass.
- Ed Pecinka, Pecinka Ferri Associates
- Kim Woolsey, Waukesha, Wis.
The Market Mover award, which recognizes those individuals that help further the rep function in the foodservice industry, was presented to:
- Jim Drake, Server Products
- Rick Zuehlke, Manitowoc Foodservice
In addition, Tom Borden, Koehler-Borden & Associates, Inc., North Canton, Ohio, received the Lifetime Membership Award.
MAFSI also presented Special Recognition Awards to:
- Peter Cabrelli, CFSP, South Eastern Manufacturers' Agents, Inc. (SEMA), Atlanta
- Robert McKeown,Lehr McKeown Marketing, Inc., Merrick, N.Y.
- Ken Hamilton, Agences Hamilton Agencies, Montreal, QC, Canada
And MAFSI's Bill H. Loveless Chapter of the Year Award went to MAFSI Region 3 – New York Metro and MAFSI Region 12 – Southeast Central. These chapters were honored for their exceptional education and activity on a grassroots level.
Finally, MAFSI recognized the following firms for being 50-year members of the association:
- Don Camacho & Associates
- Hatch Jennings, Inc.
- Kain-McArthur, Inc.
- The Hansen Group
- Tom Redditt Sales Agency
- The Wallin Group
- Young Block Associates