Top Achievers

Top Achievers are award-worthy personalities in various segments of the foodservice equipment and supplies channel with a single common trait: an unflinching ability to provide value on the customer’s terms.

Browse the articles below or click for a list of past winners in the following categories: Dealer, Consultant, Service Agent, Manufacturers' Rep and Operator.

In 2003 FE&S renamed its Young Lions Award to the present day Top Achiever Award. Click here for a for a list of past Young Lions winners.

2020 Top Achievers

FE&S’ Top Achievers share some specific traits that contribute to these individuals’ ability to raise the bar not just among their peers but for the entire foodservice industry.

2020 Top Achiever—Service Agent: Dan Dibeler, President, K&D Factory Service Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.

Like so many others in the service sector of the foodservice industry, Dan Dibeler was born into the business. Until about 10 years ago, though, he never planned on joining the company — certainly not becoming president. That’s probably why he’s been so successful at the helm of K&D Factory Service and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pine Tree Food Equipment.

2020 Top Achiever—Manufacturers’ Representative: Lynne Schultz, President, Tri-State Marketing, Ossining, N.Y.

Among the many different pathways through the equipment and supplies community to a successful career, few involve a start at a switchboard — but that’s exactly where Lynne Schultz began. Now president of Ossining, N.Y.-based Tri-State Marketing, her first industry job was on the switchboard of Traulsen, a refrigeration manufacturer.

FE&S Announces Recipients of its 2020 Top Achiever Awards

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named the five foodservice professionals that are the recipients of its 2020 Top Achiever Awards. These awards recognize excellence among foodservice consultants, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers’ reps, operators and service agents.

FE&S' 2019 Top Achievers

Entrepreneurial. Thoughtful. Humble. Each of FE&S’ 2019 Top Achievers possess these qualities and more. They all followed a different path to their current positions but  it’s these attributes, paired with an unwavering customer focus, that keep this group of five foodservice professionals at the top of their respective games. Indeed, it’s not only what they do but how they do it that positively impacts their customers, supply chain partners, companies and the overall foodservice industry.