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SOURCE Henny Penny Corporation
Foodservice Veteran Receives William W. Carpenter Award from NAFEM
EATON, Ohio, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven D. Cobb, CFSP, chairman and CEO of Henny Penny Corporation, a leading foodservice equipment designer and manufacturer, was honored with the prestigious William W. Carpenter Award at the recent NAFEM Show in Orlando, Fla. The William W. Carpenter Award is NAFEM's highest honor.
Cobb, a 25-year industry veteran, was recognized for his many contributions to NAFEM (the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers) and the foodservice industry at-large. "It is gratifying to see Steve receive this well-deserved award," said Rob Connelly, CFSP, president of Henny Penny. "Throughout his career, Steve has been a leader, both here at Henny Penny, and within NAFEM."
As CEO of Henny Penny, Cobb provides strategic direction that has been instrumental in industry-leading innovations such as the Evolution Elite® fryer series, which uses 40 percent less oil than conventional open fryers and provides additional savings through energy efficiency. Cobb has been Henny Penny's chairman and CEO since 2007; he was president and CEO from 1997 – 2007.
"Steve has been an inspiration to all of us in the foodservice industry," said Thomas R. Campion, CFSP, president of Franke Foodservice Systems and current president of NAFEM. "His commitment to innovation and customer service has led the way for those of us who have been fortunate to work with Steve in NAFEM over the years." Cobb has held several leadership positions within NAFEM, serving as president of the association from 2004 – 2005, and chairing The NAFEM Show in 1999.
"I'm honored to have received this award," said Cobb. "I've made so many great friends through my affiliation with NAFEM. I'm grateful for the many opportunities that our industry has provided to our company, our community and, ultimately, to foodservice operators around the world. I look forward to continuing to work with the all the talented people within our Trade Association to help move our industry forward."
Cobb received the award during a ceremony at The NAFEM Show on February 6, 2013. For more information and photos of the event, visit http://www.nafem.org/information-resources/mediainfo.aspx.
About Henny Penny
Henny Penny continues more than 50 years of innovation that began in Eaton, Ohio with the first commercial pressure fryer in 1957. Today, Henny Penny offers a wide range of high quality foodservice equipment designed for easier operation, greater flexibility and lower operating costs. Product lines include pressure and open fryers, combi ovens, rotisseries, holding cabinets and display merchandisers. These products and complete start-up, service, training and technical support are available through Henny Penny's exclusive worldwide distributor network. For more information on the company, visit www.hennypenny.com.
The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food presentation, cooking, storage and table service. For more information, visit www.nafem.org.
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