NAFEM Honors Members

Peter Nordell receives the President’s Award, while John Nackley is given the William W. Carpenter Award.

Both awards were presented on Feb. 11 at the NAFEM Show in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando.

The President’s Award recognizes a non-elected NAFEM volunteer who has donated their time and expertise for the betterment of the association.

“I’m pleased to present the 2011 President’s Award to Peter in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of NAFEM,” said Steven Follett, CFSP, NAFEM president and president, CEO and chairman, Follett Corp., Easton, Pa. “He has worn many NAFEM hats and contributed to a wide spectrum of programs and offerings in his 20 plus years as a member and volunteer. To this day, he continues to give his time and talent to NAFEM initiatives.”

Nordell’s contributions to NAFEM include numerous committee assignments including the Sales & Marketing Conference Planning Committee, the Annual Meeting & Management Workshop, which he also chaired, Membership Screening Committee, Trade Show Advisory Council and a number of ad hoc assignments. He served on the board of directors from 1997-2004.

The William W. Carpenter Award is the association’s highest honor, given to a foodservice industry professional who has continually contributed to NAFEM’s success and to the enrichment of the foodservice industry at-large.

”On behalf of NAFEM, I am pleased to present this award to a great leader who is recognized in the industry for his intuitiveness and intellect,” said Follett. “When John Nackley’s name is mentioned in the industry, there isn’t an industry organization allied to NAFEM that has not been touched personally by his skill and passion.”

Nackley joined the foodservice industry 26 years ago. As president and CEO, he travels world wide representing InterMetro Industries Corp. and its subsidiary companies, which provides storage, transport and technology solutions for the foodservice, healthcare, commercial and industrial segments. A prominent figure within NAFEM and the foodservice industry, Nackley served for 15 years on the NAFEM Board of Directors. He was NAFEM president in 2000-2001.

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of nearly 530 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. This year’s NAFEM Show ran from Feb. 10-12 in Orlando.

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