DSR of the Year

The Dealer Sales Rep of the Year award recognizes the best of the best in customer service and sales.


FE&S Names Taylor 2024 DSR of the Year

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Nick Taylor of Tennessee-based KaTom its 2024 DSR of the Year. Taylor is the 24th person to receive FE&S DSR of the Year Award.

Taylor joined KaTom six years ago, after relocating to Tennessee from California. As director of outside sales, he manages his own book of business, which includes emerging chains, group purchasing organizations and other high-volume customers. A large part of KaTom’s continuing growth in the industry, Taylor also leads a very active and tight-knit sales team.

“Nick may have started his career in mattress sales, but he used that platform to spring forward to develop a book-of-business that totaled $60 million in 2023,” said Maureen Slocum, FE&S publisher. “As Nick’s customers put it, he forms partnerships with them that are rooted in trust and mutual respect. Nick is known for his integrity and reliability, which are hallmarks of this award.”

FE&S will profile Taylor’s career in its September 2024 edition. He accepted his award during the FE&S 2024 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala, which took place on May 18 at the Four Seasons Chicago.

FE&S is able to present its 2024 Dealer of the Year and All-Industry Awards Gala thanks to the support of its platinum sponsors: Ali Group, Alto-Shaam, Middleby and Welbilt. Salvajor is the sponsor of FE&S DSR of the Month, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Presents DSR 3-2-1, and the DSR of the Year Award.

The FE&S Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards, including the FE&S Dealer of the Year Award, Hall of Fame Award, Top Achievers and Facility Design Project of the Year.