A McDonald’s veteran, Bloomin’ Brands, Shake Shack, and TriMark are only a few of the 18 recipients of Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2019 Industry Excellence Awards.
The honors go to seven organizations for Management Excellence, six Young Lions, and five Industry Service leaders.
Management Excellence Awards recognize excellence in the management of unit and facilities development, design, E&S purchasing and maintenance functions in commercial and noncommercial foodservice operations; in the delivery and performance of E&S functions and services by E&S dealers and distributors; and in the delivery of services by foodservice consulting firms and service agencies. Candidates are nominated and selected by advisory boards made up primarily of leading equipment and supplies manufacturers. Honorees are:
- Large Chain (more than 250 units): Bloomin’ Brands, Tampa, Fla. Ryan DeSimone, Global Procurement Manager
- Small Chain (fewer than 250 units): Shake Shack, New York. Lou DeAngelis, Sr. Dir-. Construction and Facilities; Lisa Kartzman, Dir.-Purchasing; Jeffrey Amoscato, V.P. -Supply Chain; Zack Koff, COO; Gary Schwartz, Dir.-Supply Chain
- Noncommercial Operator: University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Daniel Henroid, Dir. Nutrition and Food Services
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