February 9, 2012
FE&S to Present 2012 Hall of Fame Award to David Stafford Sr.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly names David J. Stafford Sr. of Stafford-Smith the recipient of the magazine’s 2012 Hall of Fame Award. Stafford will accept the award during FE&S’ 2012 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, May 5 at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago.
As CEO of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stafford-Smith, Stafford has earned industry-wide respect for his fair and honest dealings with customers, peers and supply chain partners. “As the second generation of his family to work in the dealership, David has helped develop a company that is known for handling big and complex jobs effectively and efficiently. David remains a pillar of the foodservice equipment and supplies industry thanks to his ethical approach,” FE&S Publisher Maureen Slocum said. “Like the nine foodservice professionals who have received this award previously, David’s integrity has raised the bar for the entire industry.”
FE&S is able to present its 2012 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala thanks to the generous support of its three platinum sponsors: Manitowoc Foodservice, True and Unified Brands.
FE&S’ Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards. Held each year on the Saturday of the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago, this event brings together the best of the best to celebrate the ongoing success of the foodservice industry. Other awards to be presented the evening of May 5 include: FE&S’ Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.