One other longtime foodservice gear veteran is departing the business. Joe Carlson, president of Lakeside Manufacturing/Sandstone Group—and the newest previous president of NAFEM (2018-2019)—will retire from his function on Feb. 1 after 26 years of service. After that, Carlson will proceed on in a restricted advisory capability for the subsequent 13 months till March 2022 to assist the succession wants of the enterprise and different business commitments.
The corporate started planning for Carlson’s retirement in 2019, says Larry Moon, Chairman, Sandstone Group. In September 2020, the corporate appointed John Baker to the newly created place on the administration workforce of EVP, Sandstone Gross sales. The corporate additionally says Kevin Vigeant, VP Gross sales, Foodservice at Sandstone Group will proceed in his function and can report back to Baker.
After his tenure as NAFEM president ended, Carlson has continued to serve on NAFEM’s Government and Finance & Audit Committees. His roles with the affiliation even have included president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and since 2001, he has been on the Annual Assembly & Administration Workshop Committee.