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The partners have over 100 years of collective hands-on experience in the three major foodservice industry segments: Restaurant Operations, Distribution and Manufacturing. 



Ronald W. Cegnar

Expertise in procurement systems, distribution, operations, franchising, quality assurance, research and development, and administrative services.

President & CEO Restaurant Services, Inc. (Burger King), Senior VP Long John Silver's, VP Copeland's/Popeye's, Manager of McDonald's procurement.


Robert B. Nagel

Expertise in acquisition evaluation and integration, corporate restructuring, business unit strategy, IPO preparation, distribution network design, and executive development. 

President & COO Peapod, Principal A.T. Kearney, 

VP & GM Kraft Foodservice (Alliant), VP Marketing/R&D Lily-Tulip Cup Co.


John L. Patten

Expertise in business development, asset leveraging, 

new product innovation, corporate and organizational restructuring, and marketing/sales performance.


Chairman & CEO Rymer Foods, President Campbell 

Foodservice, VP & GM Quaker Oats, VP Foodservice Carnation.