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SEFA Announces 2016 Award Winners

SEFA, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, announced its annual award winners. Among the 34 award winners, Restaurant Depot and Jetro Cash ‘N Carry were named SEFA Member of the Year. SEFA also presented The Vollrath Company with its Supplier of the Year Award.

In addition, SEFA presented John Nackley of Metro with its Executive of the Year Award and Cedric Stinson of Vulcan was named Trainer of the Year.

Following is a complete list of SEFA’s 2016 award winners:

SEFA Member Awards

  • High Achiever: Avanti Restaurant Solutions, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • High Achiever: Oswalt Restaurant Supply, Oklahoma City
  • Journey Award: Grady's Restaurant & Bar Supply, Pueblo, Colo.
  • Meteoric Rise to Success: C&T Design & Equipment, Indianapolis
  • Pacesetter: Instawares, Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Pinnacle of Success: Action Sales, Monterey Park, Calif.
  • President's Club: Smith & Greene Company, Kent, Wash.
  • President's Club: Great Lakes Hotel Supply, Southfield, Mich.
  • President's Club: Best Restaurant Equip. & Design, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Insider: Associated Food Equip. & Supplies, Gulfport, Miss.

SEFA Supplier Awards

  • Supplier of the Year: Vollrath, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Market Leader,  Food Safety: Cooper-Atkins, Middlefield, Conn.
  • Market Leader, Innovation: Blodgett, Burlington, Vt.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Cooking Equipment: Garland, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Outstanding Supplier, Fabrication: Advance Tabco, Edgewood, N.Y.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Light Equipment: Hatco Corporation, Milwaukee
  • Outstanding Supplier, Refrigeration: True Food Service Equipment, O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Specialty Products: John Boos & Co., Effingham, Ill.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Supplies: Winco, Lodi, N.J.
  • Outstanding Supplier, Walk-ins: American Panel, Ocala, Fla.

Specialty Awards

  • Distinguished Statesman: Larry Lyons, Vulcan, Baltimore
  • Executive of the Year: John Nackley, Metro, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Industry Icon: Ray Herrick, FEDA, Elgin, Ill.
  • Trainer of the Year: Cedric Stinson, Vulcan, Baltimore 
  • Breakthrough: Supreme Hotel & Rest. Supply, Pembroke Park, Fla.
  • Breakthrough: Penn Jersey Paper Company, Philadelphia
  • Breakthrough: Premier Restaurant Equipment, Minneapolis
  • Circle of Excellence: Dick's Restaurant Supply, Seattle
  • Circle of Excellence: Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando
  • Conquering a New Zenith: Johnson-Lancaster & Associates, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Great Start: Budget Restaurant Supply, Houston
  • High Achiever W. West Equipment & Furnishings, Denver, Colo.
  • High Achiever: Manning Brothers Food Equip., Athens, Ga.