Zerocrats Tap Two New Frozen Food Hall of Fame Members
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) have jointly announced that the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats will soon induct two more persons into the Frozen Food Hall of Fame.
Selected to join the ranks as 2015 inductees are William P. Boone, founder of Foodservice Management Systems, and Timothy A. Carper, retired president and managing partner of Atlantic Natural Food Resources LLC. They will be honored during the Awards Gala on October 12, 2015, at the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention in Dallas, Texas. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at the Hilton Anatole.
Boone began his career as a CPA for Ernst & Ernst after receiving his BBA and JD from the University of Texas. In 1977, he became the president of Frostex Foods, a full-line foodservice distributor. During his tenure at the Austin-based company, Boone and his father, a 1994 Hall of Fame inductee, increased annual sales from $10 million to $120 million.
Boone later served as chief operating office for the Kraft/Frostex Foodservice subsidiary, and eventually founded Foodservice Management Systems in 1990. In 1986 he served as chairman of the NFRA. Today, the Hall of Famer provides management oversight and has a total managed workforce of approximately 2,000 employees.
Carper, who served as chairman of the NFRA in 2001, began working at his father’s company, Carper Sales Company, in 1971. He assumed the position of president after his father’s death in 1975.
Frosty Acres Brands, Inc. acquired the company in 1981, and Carper served in various positions including president and ceo, until 2002. He then became a founding partner in American Food Resources LLC, a cheese converter and redistributor in Nashville, North Carolina, followed by co-founding Atlantic Natural Foods, a co-manufacturer for The Kellogg Company. Carper acted as president and managing partner until his retirement in 2014, and now serves on the company’s board of directors.
The Frozen Food Hall of Fame was established in 1990 by the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats, an organization of industry members in the United States whose purpose is to maintain the tradition of promoting the image and advancement of the frozen food business.