Inspired through Story

Story is the great motivator.

And we have an industry full of individuals with amazing stories. Each week the Foodservice Powerplant Network sits down for a conversation with industry leaders who have dared to dream big and turn their dreams into reality. We hear of the challenges overcome, the detours on their road to success, all the reasons why they do what they do. It’s in listening to another person, who’s willing to be genuine with their story, that we come to realize we’re all really quite similar, and all equally capable of.

“Jason Wange is the Oprah Winfrey of the foodservice industry.”

— Maureen Slocum, CEO & Publisher, Zoomba Group

Mike Whiteley – Hatco

Mike Whiteley – Hatco

Michael Whiteley is one of the most trusted voices in foodservice. As the VP of Sales at Employee Owned Hatco Corporation and former President of...

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Robin Ashton – The Ashton Report

Robin Ashton – The Ashton Report

In order to make informed industry decisions, we need insight, data and perspective. One of the places many in our industry receive that data is the...

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Jason Wange – FSPN & Cal-Mil

Jason Wange – FSPN & Cal-Mil

With our growing FSPN community, I get asked frequently to share some of my story and the story of how the Foodservice Powerplant Network came to...

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Todd Strater – Winco

Todd Strater – Winco

Todd Strader is an industry veteran with Winco who has an incredible ability to connect with customers and build up all those around him. He brings...

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Chris Reeves – Southbend

Chris Reeves – Southbend

Chris Reeves is a person whom his customers trust to provide the best product and service while always doing so with passion and heart. As a VP of...

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Ari Cantor – Insinger

Ari Cantor – Insinger

As in almost any good story, Ari Cantor, the President of Insinger Machine Company, had no intentions of working in the family business. But when a...

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Charlie Souhrada – NAFEM

Charlie Souhrada – NAFEM

Charlie Souhrada has ben educating, collaborating with and working on behalf of manufacturers for years...almost 20 years at NAFEM. He's a husband,...

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John Nackley – Metro

John Nackley – Metro

John Nackley, who in an of himself is a foodservice institution, is the CEO of InterMetro (another industry institution). He has worked for Metro...

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David Maxwell – Singer T&L

David Maxwell – Singer T&L

Aside from being the primary supplier partner of E&S to so many K12 and Correctional institutions in the Carolina's, David Maxwell of Singer...

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Chelsea Stuck – Craeve & Co.

Chelsea Stuck – Craeve & Co.

After an impressive 13 year career in foodservice on the manufacturer side of the business, in January of 2019 Chelsea Rae Stuck stepped out of the...

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Ben Whitlock – Mobile Fixtures

Ben Whitlock – Mobile Fixtures

Ben Whitlock is the fun and authentic President of Mobile Fixture, the 2020 FE&S Dealer of the Year with six locations throughout the southeast....

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Zena Dater – Market Source

Zena Dater – Market Source

Zena Dater has an energy and laugh that is contagious. An industry veteran, the VP of Sales at Market Source in Oklahoma has experienced success at...

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Chris East – Chrane

Chris East – Chrane

Chris East makes it his mission to attend as many Oktoberfest's in Germany as possible. With every industry accolade he receives, he goes out of his...

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FSPN Culinary Academy

Chefs create meals which both fill us and inspire. Yet, it’s the stories of their lives which have the capacity to provide the greatest inspiration. Join Jason and some of the Foodservice Powerplant’s best Chefs as they prepare an amazing meal together, and talk through both the passions of each Chef and lessons learned along the way.