QSR.com reports that beverage equipment company and DDIFO Sponsor Bunn-O-Matic Corporation is sad to share that Neal Robinson, senior vice president of global projects, passed away Monday.
Neal worked for more than 25 years at BUNN, beginning in 1986 as a district sales manager for the southeastern United States. He was promoted to regional sales manager and later regional vice president for the southeastern U.S. In 1993 he served as senior vice president of U.S. sales and customer support. In 1999 he moved to the position of senior vice president of international sales, and most recently, he served as senior vice president of global projects.
Neal was well respected in the foodservice industry and received the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe lifetime achievement award in 2009. Throughout his career, he authored articles and was featured in many food and beverage publications, in which he gave insight from his leadership toward promoting best quality practices in the industry.
Neal will be greatly missed by his colleagues and the friends he made in his many years of service in the industry. Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.butlerfuneralhomes.com under A. Neal Robinson.