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Dealer Buying Groups Honor Members and Suppliers

ABC and SEFA recognize dealers and foodservice equipment manufacturers for their performance.

During their spring meetings, ABC and SEFA, both dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying groups, recognized their members and suppliers performance over the past year.

Following are the ABC award winners:

  • Outstanding Sales Achievement (Suppliers) – Volume Growth: The Vollrath Co, Cal Mil and Bakers Pride
  • Supplier Awards of Merit – Sales Effort: Oneida Global Foodservice, Continental Refrigerator and Diversified Ceramics.
  • Outstanding Supplier Support (Dealer Members): Hockenbergs, Atlanta Fixtures & Sales, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, and Birmingham Restaurant Supply (BRESCO).
  • Member Volume Growth: Hubert North America Service, LLC, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, and BRESCO.
  • Member Volume Growth Awards of Merit: TriMark Economy, Louis Wohl & Sons, and Buffalo Hotel Supply

ABC also recognized the following retiring members of the foodservice industry: Eve Hou, G.E.T. Enterprises; Mike Bainum, Hockenbergs; and Jim Cali, Market Forge.

SEFA presented the following 35 awards:

  •  Member of the Year – Instawares, LLC.
  •  Supplier of the Year – True Food Service Equipment
  •  Executive of the Year – Gary Dykstra, Manitowoc
  •  Trainer of the Year – Larry Lyons, Vulcan FEG
  •  Built to Last – Restaurant Depot & Jetro Cash & Carry
  •  Leadership – C & T Design & Equipment Company, Inc.
  •  Above & Beyond – Action Sales
  •  President's Club – Oswalt Restaurant Supply
  •  President's Club – Culinary Depot
  •  President's Club – Breckenridge Kitchen Equip & Design Inc.
  •  High Achiever – H. Weiss, LLC.
  •  High Achiever – LoneStar Restaurant Supply & General Sales
  •  High Achiever – Manning Brothers Food Equipment Co.
  •  High Achiever – Restaurant Equipment World
  •  The Insider – A.D.E.
  •  Circle of Excellence – Anchorage Restaurant Supply
  •  Circle of Excellence – Associated Food Equipment & Supplies
  •  Circle of Excellence – Louisiana Food Service Equipment, Inc.
  •  Breakthrough – Trident Food Service Equipment Corp.
  •  Breakthrough – Thompson & Little, Inc.
  •  Breakthrough – Myers Restaurant Supply, LLC.
  •  Breakthrough – Franke Worldwide
  •  Journey – Grady's Restaurant and Bar Supply
  •  Great Start – Avanti Restaurant Solutions, Inc.
  •  Honorary SEFAPro – Don Sours, True Food Service Equipment
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Enterprising Solutions – The Vollrath Company
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Refrigeration – Kolpak
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Heavy Equipment – Vulcan FEG
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Fabrication – Advance Tabco Co.
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Supplies – Carlisle FoodService Products
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Light Equipment – Cambro Manufacturing Co.
  •  Outstanding Supplier for Tabletop – American Metalcraft, Inc.
  •  Market Leader: Marketing – Hamilton Beach
  •  Market Leader: Dealer Support – American Panel
  •  Partners In Success: – Scotsman Ice Systems & Ice-O-Matic