The brand new MAFSI podcast — “The Good, The Bad, and The Foodservice Industry” — debuts on June 29, 2023, as podcast hosts Mike Colligon, Chris Jeens, and Shaun Gallagher dive right in to talk about the issue of electrification as it relates to foodservice equipment. All three are members of the MAFSI Board of Directors and the Research, Data and Trends Committee.
“The Good, The Bad, and The Foodservice” was developed by as another educational benefit for MAFSI members, keeping you up-to-date on the hottest, most controversial, and cutting edge trends in the foodservice industry. Bolster your understanding of our industry by combining the MAFSI Podcast with the quarterly Business Barometer.
Mike Colligon, CFSP, scrubbed pots and bused tables at a restaurant at age 12! He has worked in every facet of foodservice and recently celebrated his 23rd year with High Sabatino Associates, a Manufacturers' Rep Group serving the Mid-Atlantic for 40 years. Mike is a Principal at High Sabatino, supporting outside sales in the Southern VA region.
Shaun Gallagher similarly has worked in foodservice for 27 years. He started his career working for a local Dealer. For the past eight years, he has worked in Outside Sales with The Schmid-Wilson Group, the top performing Rep Agency in the MD, VA, and DC marketplace.
Chris Jeens, CPMR, began his journey in foodservice working at the fry station at McDonald’s as a teenager. He is the third-generation president of his family’s business, W. D. Colledge Co., Ltd., Canada’s leading foodservice equipment Manufacturers' Rep Group. He has worked in foodservice for 28 years.
The podcast’s first episode focuses on electrification — a movement toward reducing carbon by restricting the use of natural gas in commercial foodservice applications. Some cities are looking to eliminate natural gas or gas-powered commercial appliances altogether. Electrification affects customers, dealers, manufacturing, and rep groups, so it is quite relevant to the industry today. Hear the differing perspectives, the current and future impact on your business, and how to navigate the coming changes.