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NAFEM Names New Board Members and Updates President’s Award

Members of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers elected three members to its board of directors. In addition, the NAFEM renamed its prestigious President’s Award for former president and long-time volunteer Louise O’Sullivan, CFSP.

Louise OSullivan PicLouise O’SullivanNAFEM members newly elected to a three-year term are: Josh Callahan, vice president, sales and marketing, CAL-MIL Plastic Products, Oceanside, Calif.; Lucy McQuillan, executive vice president, global sales, Alto-Shaam, Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Will Means, CFSP, president, Champion Industries, an Ali Group Company, Salem, N.C.

NAFEM members rolling off the association’s board of directors include Deron Lichte, CFSP, president and chairman/chief operating officer, FWE, Food Warming Equipment Company, Crystal Lake, Ill., and Danielle McMiller, CFSP, vice president, sales, Structural Concepts Corporation, Muskegon, Mich. 

O’Sullivan was elected NAFEM’s first female president in 1991 and was the recipient of the inaugural award in her name. She received NAFEM’s highest honor, the William W. Carpenter Award, for 20-plus years of service to the association and the industry in 2005.

O’Sullivan’s multifaceted industry career has spanned four decades. She served as president of foodservice equipment manufacturer Groen Corporation, founded Prime Advantage, a manufacturing buying consortium which she sold to Omnia Partners in 2017, and is an industry speaker on leadership and talent development. She is credited as the founder in 1987 of NAFEM’s Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) program, the equipment and supplies industry’s leading professional development certification.

The Louise O’Sullivan Award of Excellence recognizes a non-elected NAFEM volunteer who has donated their time and expertise for the betterment of the Association.