Excell Delivers Dealer, Vendor Awards

From left: Gator Chef's Michael Wartan and Jose Fernandez. Photo courtesy of Excell.

The Excell annual awards ceremony, held in March in Tucson, Ariz., recognized the outstanding contributions, performance and commitment of the group’s dealer members and vendor partners, as they rose to new heights in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry. Winners demonstrated dedication, loyalty, a commitment to customer service and exceptional growth in 2022.

Vendor of the Year Award
The Vendor of the Year Award recognizes outstanding performance, leadership, consistent action and superior customer service—all of which positively influence sales volume. Excell honored the following vendors:

  • Partnership & Loyalty: Atosa USA
  • Strategic Growth: U.S. Cooler
  • Customer Focus: Quantum Food Service
  • Education & Training: AllPoints

Dealer of the Year Award
The Dealer of the Year Award went to Gator Chef for its strong growth in 2022, fierce dedication and loyalty to the success of Excell’s dealer community and vendor partners.

Young Industry Leader Award
The new Young Industry Leader Award recognized Joel Kruse and Evan Priesel for their dedication and ability to push the boundaries of innovation in foodservice.

Twelve Excell vendors received an “Excellerator” Award for achieving exceptional double-digit annual growth:

  • Accurex
  • Advance Tabco
  • Berry Global
  • Comstock-Castle
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • Norlake
  • Quantum Food Service
  • Town Food Service Equipment
  • U.S. Cooler
  • Unified Brands
  • Wells

“We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding members. The success of each of these individuals and companies sets new standards for what we, as a collective powerhouse, can achieve together. I look forward to a phenomenal 2023 with this group of dedicated individuals. I truly believe the best is yet to come,” says Mike Jewett, CEO of the Denver-based buying group, in a statement.


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