My QuickPicks
Register now to activate

Contents At A Glance

FE&STop Achiever Award — Awards

FE&S Top Achiever Award

FE&S' Top Achiever Award (formerly called Young Lions Award) honors highly successful individuals in four industry sectors: dealerships, design consultancies, manufacturers' rep groups and service agencies. These E&S professionals earn this recognition by developing businesses that raise the bar for market dominance and progressive management, equitable and honorable dealings with customers and channel partners and making meaningful contributions to their trade associations and the industry at-large.

Top Achievers have dedicated themselves to:

  • Continuing their professional education and skill-building
  • Learning how to anticipate customers' needs to keep sales growing
  • Building market-responsive organizations that provide the maximum number of profitable products and services

FE&S presents the Top Achiever awards during the annual Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala.

The 2005 honorees included:

Dealer: Walne Donald, Mobile Fixture & Equipment Company
Consultant: Georgie Shockey, Ruck-Shockey & Associates
Service Agent: AR Repairs Baker’s Kneads Inc.
Manufacturers' Rep: Bill Cassidy, Equipment Preference Inc.

The winners were profiled in the July issue.

Congratulations to past Top Achiever Award winners:

2004 Fred Clark, Clark Food Service Equipment, Lancaster, PA
2003 Stephen Tucker, M. Tucker Company, Harrison, NJ
2002 Jim Hanson, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design, Columbus, OH
2001 Mike Schatz, The Restaurant Source, Denver, CO
2000 Mike Palm, Palm Brothers, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
1999 Eric Boelter, The Boelter Co., Milwaukee, WI and FSXchange, Chicago, IL
1998 Fred Singer, Singer Equipment Co., Reading, PA
1997 Jill Rothkopf, Economy Restaurant Fixtures, San Francisco, CA
1996 Stephen McGarry, Paramount Restaurant Supply Corp., East Providence, RI
1995 Kim Gill-Rimnsza, Gill Group, Phoenix, AZ
1994 Lee, Manders, Quality Restaurant Supply, Dayton, OH
1993 Hal Slotnick, Holyoke Equipment Co., Holyoke, MA
1992 Harold Gernsbacher, Gernbacher's Inc., Fort Worth, TX
1992 Stephen and Michael Tucker, M. Tucker Co Inc., Harrison, NJ
1991 Michael Curtis, Curtis Restaurant Equipment, Eugene, OR
1990 Robert Watson, Jr., Waston Food Service, Dallas, TX
1989 Jeffrey Gandy, St. Cloud Restaurant Supply, St. Cloud, MN
1988 Gary Licht, Jacob Licht Inc., Providence, RI
1987 Gary Leabman, Pearless Restaurant, St. Louis, MO
1986 George Tobia, Birmingham Restaurants & Supply, Birmingham AL
1985 Ida Pick, Allied Restaurant Supply, Seattle, WA
1984 Jack Mervis, Ford Restaurant Supply

Copyright© 1999-2006 Reed Business Information, a division of
The Reed Business logo, Restaurants & Institutions, R&I, Chain Leader, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and FE&S are registered trademarks. All rights reserved.
Use of this web site is subject to its Terms and Conditions of Use. View our Privacy Policy. .