DSR of the Month

              Profiling the industry’s most accomplished foodservice equipment and supplies dealer sales reps. Only one will go on to be named DSR of the Year.


              Tom Nash, Amundsen Commercial Kitchens

              Lynell Johnson, Dealer Sales Representative, Culinex, Grand Forks, N.D.

              Jacob Thomases, Myers Restaurant Supply

              Larry Fruchtman worked on the operator side of the foodservice industry for almost three decades, starting in quick-service restaurants as a busser and moving through the ranks up to general manager of a fine-dining restaurant in Atlanta. He then spent more than 11 years as manager of a private country club.

              Bolt “Jen” Bolton, Avanti Restaurant Solutions

              Kurt Maschari, BEST Restaurant Equipment & Design Inc., Columbus, Ohio

              Even though Nick Goldring has been with Culinary Depot for eight years, now serving as the company’s New York sales rep, he still considers himself to be a “junior in the industry.”

              Vincent Chhim, Rose’s Equipment, Portland, Ore.

              Sean Farrugia, Account Executive, Great Lakes Hotel Supply Co., Southfield, Mich.

              Dan McDevitt, Account Executive, Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando, Fla.

              Like many college graduates, Lee Rose was not sure where he was headed with his degree in communications from Augusta State University. “I dated a girl who was making smallwares deliveries for an equipment dealership and helped her out,” he recalls.

              Jeff Mair, Sr. Outside Sales and Design, Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, North Charleston, S.C.

              Working in the restaurant industry from the ground up for more than two decades has served Scott Ellerhorst well in his sales, design and consulting career in C&T Design and Equipment Co.’s Cincinnati office. “I started in high school bussing tables at restaurants, moved up to washing dishes and eventually became a general manager,” he says.