Jun 15, 2013


June, 2013 -Par-Way Tryson Chief Executive Officer, Mandy Hanson has recently been awarded the Marty Whelan Entrepreneur Leadership Award by UniPro Foodservice, Inc. for 2012. This is the second year the foodservice distribution cooperative has presented the award, named in honor of the late Marty Whelan, past chairman of Ettline Foods.

This award is the highest UniPro gives at any event during the year. The criteria for receiving the award include innovative thinking, development of creative marketing and sales strategies, commitment to the foodservice industry and dedication to superior customer service. Hanson received the award at the UniPro banquet during the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Partners Executive Forum in Orlando, Fl. earlier this year.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone I work with at Par-Way Tryson,” Hanson said in her acceptance speech. “They have all contributed to me receiving this award. It’s such an honor to work with them. It’s also an honor to be partnered with an organization like UniPro.

Hanson went on to express her gratitude for the outstanding partnership Par-Way Tryson has had with UniPro and how much she enjoys the relationships they have built throughout the years.

Par-Way Tryson, the manufacturer of Vegalene® Food Release sprays, has taken the lead in developing, producing and distributing the finest food release products for the food industry since 1948. Par-Way Tryson is a leader and innovator in the world of foodservice, offering a complete line of premium food release products.

For more information about Par-Way Tryson call 1-800-642-0088, or visit vegalene.com.

About Par-Way Tryson

Par-Way Tryson, located in St. Clair, Mo., is a leading provider of premium-quality food release products to the foodservice and industrial food manufacturing businesses. The company is nationally certified as a woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Its Vegalene brand is one of the top commercially-used food release sprays, known for delivering exceptional performance and value.

About UniPro

UniPro Foodservice, Inc. is the largest foodservice distribution cooperative in the United States. Comprising over 650 shareholder companies with over 900 locations, each distributor is independently owned, marketing the products and services provided by UniPro Foodservice. With a collective sales volume of over $60 billion, the buying power of UniPro enables its members to receive enhanced purchasing opportunities, thereby providing better pricing and a vast array of products and services to their customers.