Industry News | February 11, 2013

NAFEM Honors Industry Association Leaders at Show

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The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) honored 50 allied association leaders with a Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award during ceremonies held at The NAFEM Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  

NAFEM's DFS program recognizes elected leaders of major foodservice industry associations for their commitment and dedication to their respective organizations and the industry at-large.  
 
"These 50 DFS honorees exemplify superior commitment and dedication to the advancement of the organizations that they represent," says Tom Campion, CFSP, NAFEM president and president, Franke Foodservice Systems Inc., Smyrna, Tennessee. "NAFEM is grateful for the valuable contributions they have made to their respective organizations and to the greater hospitality industry. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments."  
 
DFS recipients include:
 
Luis Carlos Fernández - Abastecedores Turisticos, A.C. (AMAIT)
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Nancy Johnson, CHA - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
John R. Campbell - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
Elizabeth Yesford, MS, FACHE, FMP - Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
Patti Oliver, MS, RD, MBA - Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
Major R. J. "Jim" Beach, II, CCFP - Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)
Ginger Cater, MEd, CDM, CFPP - Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)   
Nick Oryino - Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association (CESA)
Joe Pierce - Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA)
John F. Kelley, III - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
Jennifer Swan - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
Bruce Craul - Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
Dave Reid - Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
Ed Norman, FCSI - Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)    
James Petersen, FCSI - FCSI - The Americas (FCSI)
Brad Wasserstrom - Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association  (FEDA)
Doug Duda - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
Cynthia Nims - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
Josette P. Katz, MBA, EdD - International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (International CHRIE)
Susan Fournier - International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (International CHRIE)
David Loft - International Flight Services Association (IFSA)
Fred Wright, MCFE - International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
Barbara Sadler, MCFE - International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
Thomas A. Zatina - International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)
Mark Bendix - International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
Michael Hickey - International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
Danny Collis, CPMR, MTC101 - Manufacturers'  Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI)
Lisa Hopkins, CPCE, CMP - National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)  
Timothy J. Dietzler, FMP - National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
Nona Golledge - National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
John Evans, Jr. - National Association of Concessionaires (NAC)
Bruce Robson - National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers (NAFES)
Mike Starnes - National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR)
Rosalyn "Roz" Mallet - National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Xaiver A. Teixido, FMP - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
Carlton Curtis - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
Steven R. Follett, CFSP - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)
James Merryman - Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems Inc. (R&DA)
Barney J. Guarino - Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems Inc. (R&DA)
Kenneth G. Downey, Sr., CBT, CBS - Retail Bakers of America (RBA)
Felix Sherman, Sr. - Retail Bakers of America (RBA)
Sandra Ford, SNS - School Nutrition Association (SNA)
Helen Phillips, SNS - School Nutrition Association (SNA)
Chung Kin Cheong - Singapore Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers (SAFEMS)
Mark Freeman - Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
Barbara Kane - Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
Lorna C. Donatone - Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)
Carin L. Stutz - Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)   
 
The NAFEM Show attracts approximately 20,000 foodservice professionals and features more than 500 exhibitors displaying products for food preparation, cooking, storage, and table service.
 
The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of nearly 550 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage, and table service.