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  March 2018


Congratulations to Our 2018 Awards Winners 
by Tom Jedlowski, Associate Executive Director

MAFSI's biennial award program properly recognizes those individuals who have performed in an exemplary fashion and serve as recognition to ensure the future success and professionalism of the association, and the industry.

During a reception held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at the Naples Grand Resort in Naples, Florida 19 MAFSI members, one MAFSI chapter, and one non-member were presented with the following eight awards for their demonstrated leadership, as nominated by their peers.


Shaun Tanner of Winston Industries (left) with MAFSI President Chris Jeens

MANUFACTURER RISING STAR AWARD

The MAFSI Manufacturer Rising Star Award is intended to recognize an emerging leader at a manufacturer, age 40 or younger, whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession, and increased levels of leadership and responsibility. Successful candidates have not yet reached a senior-level position, but their track-record reflects a strong potential for appointment at the highest levels of the profession.

 
This year's awards were presented to:
Ryan Catarozoli
Hatco Corporation
Ryan Feasel
Globe Food Equipment Corporation
Roxanne Holt
Vulcan Food Equipment Group
John Nackley, Jr., CFSP
InterMetro Industries Corporation
Shaun Tanner 
Winston Industries
 

Dutsin Gill of Premier Equipment Group (right) with MAFSI President Chris Jeens
REP RISING STAR AWARD

The MAFSI Rep Rising Star Award is intended to recognize an emerging leader at a representative firm, age 40 or younger, whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession, and increased levels of leadership and responsibility. Like the Manufacturer Rising Star Award, successful candidates have not yet reached a senior-level position, but their track-record reflects a strong potential for appointment at the highest levels of the profession. 


This year's awards were presented to:
Chris East
Chrane Foodservice Solutions
MAFSI Region 15 - Texas / Oklahoma
Joe Ferri Jr., CPMR, CFSP
Pecinka Ferri Associates
MAFSI Region 3 - New York Metro
Dustin Gill
Premier Equipment Group
MAFSI Region 12 - Southeast Central
Alex Hansen, CFSP
The Hansen Group
MAFSI Region 12 - Southeast Central
Brian Henry
Wyllie Marketing
MAFSI Region 01 - New England
Brian McCormick
Griffin Marketing Group Inc.
MAFSI Region 11 - Carolinas

 


HONORARY MEMBER AWARD

This award is given to a person or persons who is a non-member of the association, but has contributed substantially to MAFSI over an extended period of time.

This year’s award was presented to:

Vyacheslav "Slava" Gladushyn
Scopic Software


SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
 
This award is given to MAFSI agent members for their leadership and exemplary contributions to the success of their regional chapter. 

One individual earned this year’s award and was presented to:

Stephanie Perry
Permul Ltd.
MAFSI Region 26 - Canada

Stephanie Perry of Permul Ltd. (right) with
MAFSI President Chris Jeens


BILL LOVELESS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is given as encouragement and recognition for exceptional achievement as a MAFSI regional chapter, as active and effective chapters are needed to achieve MAFSI’s goals and further the mission and vision of the association.

This year’s award was presented to: 

MAFSI Region 18 - Wisconsin / Upper Michigan

From Left: 
Chris Jeens, MAFSI President, Dave Hartlerode, Redco Foodservice Equipment, LLC, Bob Davis, Deb Davis, Paul Davis and Joel Mertz of Davis & Associates, Inc., Tom Hanna of Hanna-Young & Associates, Inc., Tim Riordan of Zink Foodservice Group, Joe Anderson of AFS – Anderson Foodservice Solutions (formerly known as Woolsey Associates)
(From Left) Cathy Ellickson, PRIDE Centric Resources, Michael Posternak, PBAC, & Deb Hanson, Vulcan Food Equipment Group

MARKET MOVER AWARD

This award is given to individuals/organizations from associate/manufacturer member companies who have, through individual/organizational action, achievement, and philosophy, demonstrated leadership qualities that are significant to the advancement of the representative function and foodservice industry.  

 

Three individuals earned this year’s distinction: 
Ken Gallagher
Vice President of Global Sales
T&S Brass & Bronze Works
Deb Hanson, CFSP
Vice President of Sales

Vulcan Food Equipment Group
Mark Pumphret
National Sales Manager

Hatco Corporation

 


(From Left) Tom Mitchell, TLC Marketing & MAFSI Treasurer, Chris Jeens, W.D. Colledge Co. Ltd. & MAFSI President, Jeff Couch, Preferred Marketing Group & MAFSI Chairman, Alison Cody, MAFSI Executive Director, & Kevin Eaton, Eaton Marketing Marketing Associates, Inc. & MAFSI Vice President
 PACESETTER AWARD

This award is given to individuals who work for MAFSI agent member companies only, for demonstrating the highest degree of devotion and distinguished service in conjunction with MAFSI projects and activities.
Three individuals earned this year’s distinction: 
Jeff Couch 
Preferred Marketing Group
MAFSI Region 22 - Southern California
Wayne Jones, CFSP
The Hansen Group
MAFSI Region 12 – Southeast Central
James Mathis, CPMR, CFSP
Equipment Preference Inc. (EPI)
MAFSI Region 13 – Texas / Oklahoma

MAFSI TONY AWARD

This is MAFSI's summit award, named in honor of Anthony E. Mazur, is bestowed upon an individual MAFSI (agent) member who has consistently performed and demonstrated sincere interest, effort, and leadership and has given time to the welfare and progress of MAFSI and the enhancement of the manufacturers' agents' function and position in the industry.

This year’s award was presented to:
Joe Ferri, CPMR, CFSP
Pecinka Ferri Associates
MAFSI Region 3 – New York Metro 

For additional information about the 2018 MAFSI Biennial Award Recipients, or the 2018 MAFSI Conference, please call (404) 214-9474, or email [email protected].

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