Michael was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After moving to
Akron, Ohio, he began his life long career at a mere age of 9
by cleaning scales for .25 / hr. He graduated from the
University of Akron with degrees in Marketing and Education.
After graduation he officially began in the family business
through attending Hobart’s 1962 Sales School.
Today Michael is a 7-time winner of Hobart’s Topper Award,
past President of Hobart Agents Counsel, member of OGA and
East Ohio Food Dealers, and a strong advocate for the One in
Six Foundation, a charity for prostate cancer. In what little
spare time he has, he enjoys golf, fly fishing, and is an
instrument rated private pilot.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, moving to Akron, Ohio at the
age of 6, Rick began his career in the foodservice business
working at night as a busboy at the age of 12. Learning that
good service to the wait staff meant good tips, he realized
quickly what customer service meant.
After graduating from The Ohio State University with his
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, he began working in the
family business. With over 35 years' experience and many
industry related accolades, he realizes that it takes a great
team of employees to give outstanding customer service, which
makes for a GREAT COMPANY.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Dana was put to work in the family
business as soon as she knew how to count. At this young age,
her primary responsibility was to put invoices in number
order. She went on to graduate from Miami University with a
degree in Zoology and Psychology. Later she obtained a
Professional Selling Certificate from the University of Akron,
completed Graduate Conservation courses from Miami University
and is working with the University of Akron Law School on her
Employment and Labor law courses.
Today, Dana is the Director of Marketing and Human Resources
and acts as a company representative to our customers and
sales force in 17 states. She is a recipient of the Greater
Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future award, is a member of the
Junior League of Akron, Leadership Akron Class XXVIII,
Torchbearers Alumni Association, a Board of Trustee member for
the Akron Zoo, past Board of Trustee member for Cuyahoga
Valley Scenic Railroad and BARC, and enjoys fundraising for
many community organization.
Joe was born in Columbus, OH and began his knowledge of the
food retail business as a young boy. His parental grandfather
was the Vice President of a major grocery chain of his time,
while his maternal grandfather began a potato chip company
that sold products in hundreds of retail stores across the
Midwest.He graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's
Degree in Accounting & Finance. He then obtained a
Master's of Finance degree from the University of Akron. Joe
spent the first two years of his career working in Columbus
with his Family's business in the real estate management,
development and construction fields. Joe then moved to Akron
in 2004 to marry his wife Dana (Lobalzo) and obtained an
Accounting position at a large real estate/ construction firm.
In late 2009, Joe made the decision to leave his Controller
position to join the CFED/Lobalzo team. Joe has spent his time
helping streamline the accounting and administrative functions
and assist in the day to day operations, while learning the
food equipment industry. Joe is a Board of Truste member for
ADM of Summit County and Project Grad. He enjoys spending time
with his wife and three young children and as time permits,
playing golf, practicing yoga, and traveling.