FlashNews: FE&S Names Its 2014 Top Achievers, This Week in Foodservice and Much More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 12, 2014

FE&S Names 2014 Top Achiever Award Recipients FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly introduces the four winners of its 2014 Top Achiever Awards.

Unified Brands Adds Turbeville to Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Unified Brands named Scott Turbeville its chain account manager for the company’s southeastern territory.

Famous Dave’s Names Rensi CEO FE&S FlashNews

Ed Rensi has been appointed interim chief executive officer for Famous Dave’s. Rensi succeeds John Gilbert, who resigned.

This Week in Foodservice: Employment Data Looking Up, McDonald's U.S. Sales Take a Hit and Much More FE&S FlashNews

This week we crunch the latest employment numbers, check in on casual dining via the Knapp-Track report, look at the only foodservice segment that grew last year according to NPD, and a whole lot more.

Segal to Join ROTI FE&S FlashNews

Fast-casual concept ROTI Mediterranean Grill named Carl Segal chief executive officer, effective Feb. 18, 2014. Ed Berg, who came out of retirement 14 months ago to serve as ROTI’s CEO, is resigning his post.

Delaware North to Acquire Patina Restaurant Group FE&S FlashNews

Delaware North Companies has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Patina Restaurant Group, which operates restaurants and manages catering and foodservice operations in New York, California, Las Vegas and Orlando.

Shlemon Joins Benihana Leadership Team FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Steve Shlemon was named president and chief executive officer for Benihana, succeeding Richard Stockinger. In his new role, Shlemon is responsible for all Benihana locations as well as the company’s RA Sushi and Haru restaurants.

Ovation Brands Names Wooten Vice President of Operations FE&S FlashNews

George Wooten was named senior vice president of operations for Ovation Brands, a multi-concept operator with 340 restaurants in 35 states.

Gas Technology Institute Buys
FE&S FlashNews

California-based engineering consulting firm, Fisher-Nickel, Inc. has been acquired by GTI International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute.

SEFA Promotes a Pair FE&S FlashNews

SEFA, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, promoted Chris Perrotte to vice president of marketing and Tom Stritch to vice president of dealer relations.

MAFSI Introduces New Officers FE&S FlashNews

Joe Ferri, CPMR, CFSP, of Pecinka Ferri Associates, a Little Falls, N.J., manufacturers’ rep firm, was elected president of the Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. He replaces Mike McGuire of Zink Foodservice, who remains active with the association serving as MAFSI’s immediate past president.

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