MAFSI Announces 2022 Award Winners

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February 23, 2022
MAFSI Announces 2022 Award Winners

MAFSI ANNOUNCES BIENNIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS AT 2022 CONFERENCE IN NAPLES, FLORIDA
Awards Presented to 11 Foodservice Leaders in Ten Separate Categories at Naples Grande Resort

The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) announced the winners of their biennial MAFSI awards at their 2022 Conference, held Jan. 23-27, 2022, in Naples, FL.

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 the conference, 10 MAFSI members, and one MAFSI chapter were presented with the following eleven awards for their demonstrated leadership, as nominated by their peers.


MAFSI TONY AWARD

This is MAFSI's summit award, named in honor of Anthony E. Mazur, and is bestowed upon an individual MAFSI representative member who has consistently performed and demonstrated sincere interest, effort, and leadership, and has given time to the welfare and progress of MAFSI. The winner of this coveted award enhances the manufacturers' agents' function and position in the industry. This year’s award was presented to:

Melissa Greenwald, Greenwald Sales & Marketing, LLC, MAFSI Region 7 – Mid-America Melissa_For Web_SLP_6797

 

MICHAEL POSTERNAK PACESETTER AWARD

This award is given to individuals who work for MAFSI representative member companies only for demonstrating the highest degree of devotion and distinguished service in conjunction with MAFSI projects and activities.  This year’s award was presented to:

Chris East, Chrane Foodservice Solutions, MAFSI Region 15 – Texas / Oklahoma Chris East Pacesetter Award

 

MARKET MOVER AWARD

This award is given to individuals or organizations from 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. Two individuals earned this year’s distinction, and the awards were presented to:

Joe Carbonara and Maureen Slocum, Zoomba GroupMaureen Slocum & Joe Carbonara_For Web_SLP_7312

 

PROGRESSIVE PARTNER AWARD

The MAFSI Progressive Partner Award is intended to recognize a manufacturing company who is committed to the rep-manufacturer method of marketing and is vested in the development, efficiency and general welfare of their reps and fosters a spirit of goodwill and confidence among their rep partners. This year’s award was presented to:

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

This award is given to MAFSI representative members for their leadership and exemplary contributions to the success of their regional chapter. One individual earned this year’s distinction, and the award was presented to:

Joe Anderson, CFSP, ServSafe, CPMR - AFS Anderson Foodservice Solutions, MAFSI Region 18 - Wisconsin / Upper Michigan Joe Anderson_For Web_SLP_6771

 

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP 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:

Mark Klosterman, APEX Commercial Kitchen (Now Curate.), MAFSI Region 16 - Mid-Central and MAFSI Region 19 – Upper Mid-Central Mark Klosterman_For Web_SLP_7895

 

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. 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:

Eric Reed – Midwest Professional Reps, Inc., MAFSI, Region 16 – Mid-CentralEric Reed_For Web_SLP_7880

 

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. 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:

Michael Lepage, ServSafe – CMA Foodservice Solutions, MAFSI Region 16 – Mid-Central Michael Lepage_For Web_SLP_7879

 

PROS TO KNOW AWARD

The MAFSI Pros to Know Award is intended to recognize a sales manager leader at a factory who delivers stellar business outcomes for their rep partners. The sales manager can have any number of years’ experience in the industry. This year’s award was presented to:

Jason Wange – Cal Mil Plastic Products, Inc. Jason Wange_For Web_SLP_7301

 

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 3 New York MetroChapter 3_For Web_SLP_7889

 

For additional information about the 2022 MAFSI Biennial Award Recipients, the MAFSI 2022 conference, or MAFSI membership, please visit www.mafsi.org, call (404) 214-9474, or email info@mafsi.org.

You may view PAST MAFSI AWARD RECIPIENTS by clicking here.

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About MAFSI

The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) is a 73-year-old, professional trade association comprised of 240+ independent sales and marketing agencies, 200+ manufacturers of foodservice equipment, supplies, tabletop, furniture, and/or janitorial and sanitation supplies and equipment, and 20+ associate partners. Representing over 2,400 sales and marketing professionals and manufacturing executives across North America, MAFSI provides market forecasting, networking and partnership opportunities, industry stewardship, education and resources, and member advocacy for the $14.5 billion commercial foodservice equipment, supply, tabletop, and furniture industry, and the janitorial and sanitation industry. For more information about MAFSI, please call 404-214-9474, email info@mafsi.org, or visit www.mafsi.org

  
MAFSI
Post by MAFSI
February 23, 2022
MAFSI is a 74-year-old non-profit trade association comprised of 240+ independent manufacturers' representative sales agencies and 220+ manufacturing companies in North America selling and marketing commercial foodservice equipment, supplies, tabletop, furnishings and jan/san/disposables. Our members provide any non-food product that goes into restaurants or non-commercial establishments such as schools, hospitals, hotels, stadiums, prisons, etc. Representing over 2,400 manufacturers’ sales reps, manufacturing executives, sales managers and customer service managers across North America. MAFSI provides education, market forecasting, online training, specification tracking software, networking and partnership opportunities, industry stewardship, guidelines and resources, and member advocacy for the $15 billion commercial foodservice equipment, supply, tabletop, furniture and janitorial, sanitation and disposables industry.

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