Vollrath and Libbey take inaugural Willhelm award.
Allied Buying Corporation, a Lombard, Ill.-based buying group, recognized a series of foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers with its annual Supplier of the Year awards. ABC also introduced its Tom Wilhelm Distinguished Supplier of the Year Award, named after the organization’s long-time executive director who will retire at the end of this year.
As voted on by ABC’s dealer members, the inaugural Tom Wilhelm award went to a pair of companies: The Vollrath Company and Libbey Foodservice.
ABC’s Suppliers of the Year for 2013 are:
- Smallwares:Spill Stop;Runner Up – Dexter Russell;
- Tabletop:Diversified Ceramics;Runner Up – Walco
- Table Service / Buffet:Service Ideas;Runner Up – American Metalcraft
- Light Equipment & Furnishings:Nemco Food Equipment; Runner Up – T & S Brass and Bronze
- Heavy Equipment:Continental Refrigeration;Runner Up – Metro
In addition, ABC presented its Supplier Sales Executive of the Year award to Dennis Park of The Vollrath Company, and Karen Pierce of Libbey Foodservice.