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“I’m one of those very rare people who ended up doing what I planned to with my career,” Eisenbarth says.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Richard Eisenbarth, FCSI, president emeritus for Cini•Little International, the recipient of the magazine’s 2021 Hall of Fame Award.
Not many can say they have been working in the foodservice industry for a half a century — or more if you count childhood activities. Harry Schildkraut can. But most of you knew that already.
When Kathleen Seelye speaks, people listen. When she’s listed on a panel or presentation, it’s easy to make a point to attend.
It takes a visit to Microsoft's three-square-mile campus in Redmond, Wash., to fully appreciate the enormous effect Mark Freeman has had on the quality of life there and, by extension, the broader on-site foodservice industry. Throughout his 37-year career, but especially during his 11-year tenure as senior manager of global dining services at Microsoft — where he's been empowered to lead a virtual dining revolution — Freeman has quietly risen to icon status.
From foodservice to the farm
Meet Ken Gill, FE&S' 2015 Hall of Fame Award Winner. During the course of Gill's illustrious career he sold grocery store equipment; opened and ran a successful, multi-location restaurant and started one of the foodservice industry's most successful and respected equipment dealerships, among many other business ventures. Along the way Gill earned the respect of his colleagues, competitors and even suppliers. Even today, he shows no signs of slowing down. What makes FE&S' 2015 Hall of Famer tick? Read on to find out.