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PRIDE Spotlight – Preferred Supplier: Keith Kelly

Name: Keith G. Kelly
Company: Ice-O-Matic
Location(s): Global HQ is Denver, CO
Do you have a niche product? No. We make commercial ice making equipment… although we are known for our Top Air Discharge machines.
How did you get involved in the Foodservice Industry? I worked for an Export Management Company in NY after Grad School and we represented quite a few U.S. manufacturers: Frymaster, Cambro, Metro, Ice-O-Matic, Middleby Marshall to name a few.
Describe the best foodservice job that you have done? As the President of Ice-O-Matic I personally have not done any jobs, but you can’t miss our products in nearly every Starbucks in the world.
What’s the greatest advice you have been given about this industry? Always do what you say you are going to do.
If you weren’t in foodservice, what other industries do you have an interest in? Teaching or something to do with the outdoors.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I don’t know if it is my greatest, but certainly the most rewarding achievement has been that of being the best dad and husband I could be.
What’s your favorite activity to do locally? Golfing and snowboarding.
What is your favorite activity outside of the office? I am a Colorado guy so anything outside: hiking, trail riding, golf, bungee jumping, climbing 14’ers.
Where is your favorite place to travel? I have been to 71 countries in my life…and I am guessing my favorite place to travel is probably someplace I haven’t been yet.
Name one item on your bucket list. Flying squirrel suits off the cliffs in Norway.