Cam Andress – Alberta
Frank Chiarantano – Ontario
Michael Collier – Atlantic
Jim Harlow – Ontario
Kevin Kerr – Ontario
After being out of the foodservice industry for the past year I recognized just how much it is part of my life. I love the people, the energy, and the opportunity to build meaningful relationships in an industry that impacts everyone. If I wasn’t in foodservice, I wouldn’t be working. This is it for me, it is what I love to do and I am blessed to get up every day to do something I enjoy, with people I like.
Something that you might know about me is that I love to run. If my knees and hips only shared the same enthusiasm it is something I’d do every day. If my body is the mood, a long run is one of my favorite personal activities.
If you want to know more about what guides me in my life, it is the poem “The Man in Glass.” I came across it in an audiobook I was listening to in a long drive from Idaho to Calgary. I try to keep this in the back of my mind and act accordingly.
Gino Licursi – Quebec
Mike Licursi – Quebec
Tim Moffatt – British Columbia
Claudio Ottoni – Quebec
Matt Roth – Ontario
Steve Tyler – Ontario
Scott Westman – Manitoba and Saskatchewan
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Chris Jeens – Ontario
Neville Jeens – Ontario
I can’t imagine that anyone would find this interesting, but I have an immense interest in the history of the First World War and the European Theatre of World War Two. I also like flying. In fact, if the last 50 years hadn’t involved selling foodservice equipment, I would have been in the RCAF flying CF-104’s before joining an airline to fly passenger aircrafts.
At some point in the next few years, I would love to visit New Zealand with my wife, Gretchen. When we travel, we like to eat, and the most enjoyable meals are the simple ones. The Sea Horse in Pass-a-Grille, Florida – open for breakfast and lunch only – serves a fabulous corned beef hash. It’s probably not healthy, but it’s good.
I also lived beside John Candy for several years in the mid-50’s, and I still have a picture of John, his brother Jim, and me in our snowsuits and hats with the built in earmuffs.
Duane MacNeill – Inside Sales Coordinator – Middleby Brands
My interest in all things culinary began in my mid-thirties. I purchased a Chef Revival denim chef coat while attending a series of cooking classes. A few years later I sold my company and decided to pursue a career as a chef, enrolled in the Culinary Management program at Humber College and apprenticed in a bistro.
It was during that time that I was presented with the opportunity to purchase the Canadian distribution rights for Chef Revival.
W.D. Colledge were my reps. Together we built San Jamar/Chef Revival into two dominating brands from coast to coast. Now I have the privilege of working as a member of the team.
As a sideline, I purchased, renovated and flipped houses (14 in total). Now I enjoy cooking, hiking, cycling and playing guitar.
Steve MacKell (MAC Sales) – Southern Alberta Middleby Brand Sales
I grew up in Edmonton and Calgary. As a child I lived in hotels; my father was a CP Hotel Manager/Regional VP.
I graduated from SAIT with a diploma in Hotel Restaurant Management. I then worked in various hotels until 1990. I joined Cassidy’s as a Territory Sales rep and ultimately ended up in National Account Management. Started as a sub-agent rep in 2000 and started MAC Sales & Marketing in 2002.
I have been married to my wife Sue for 29 years, and we enjoy golfing together. We have two beautiful daughters – Kylie 26 and Alexa 23. Harley (in the photo and 17 this year) and a lifelong Oiler Fan as well! DUH!
My favorite meal is anything with Alberta Beef and my favorite restaurant is The Nash.
My favorite pastimes – I’m addicted to BBQ, feeding family and friends with my Cookshack Smoker & Wood Fired Grill. I also enjoy to golf, even though I don’t do it very well.
If I wasn’t selling Food Service Equipment, I would be Fly Fishing the world class Bow River in Calgary or teaching sailing.