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APRIL 2017 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 1 contents V O L U M E 7 0 • N O 4 • A P R I L 2 0 1 7 FEATURES 26 2017 Distribution Giants Results from FE&S' annual proprietary research reveals the top 100 foodservice equipment and supplies dealers by sales volume. The results indicate that 2016 served the top 100 well as sales totaled $9.022 billion, up almost 15 percent com- pared to the year prior. Dig in for details on the big- gest movers and the complete list of the top 100. By the Editors 36 2017 Hall of Fame FE&S' 2017 Hall of Fame award winner Mark Freeman feels like he is living the dream in his role as senior manager of global dining services for Microsoft. How he has transformed on-site dining at Microsoft proves nothing short of revolutionary. Freeman's big thinking ideas and integrity for food and all it touches sets the tone for a new era not just at Microsoft, not just for on-site dining, but for how the entire foodservice industry approaches food and the communities it serves. By Dana Tanyeri 48 2017 Top Achievers FE&S recognizes four Top Achievers who share an unflinching ability to provide value on the custom- er's terms. Each does that in their own way, provid- ing unique stories to share on how they approach business and life. FE&S recognizes David Ellingson of Bargreen Ellingson as our Top Achiever — Dealer; Beth Kuczera of Equipment Dynamics Inc. as our Top Achiever — Consultant; Paul Toukatly of Duffy's Equipment Service as our Top Achiever — Service Agent, and Stacey Stahl of Ritten Associates Inc. as our Top Achiever — Manufacturers' Rep. By Toby Weber, Dana Tanyeri and Caroline Perkins 81 2017 Beverage Series Craft Beer Shapes Drink Menus Craft beer carves out a permanent place on beverage lineups at restaurants across the country. By Amelia Levin ON THE COVER Mark Freeman, Microsoft, Photo by Lisi Wolf 36