Employee Recognition Award


As the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors continues to grow in membership and influence, it is important to encourage and promote key principals of goodwill, professionalism, excellence, safety and dedication to customer service within our organizations. The goal of this new program is to recognize employees who live these principals and reflect a positive image of our industry through exceptional customer service and/or safety habits. If you have an employee worthy of this award who meets the criteria below, please consider nominating him or her.


  • The organization must be an IAICDV member in good-standing.
  • The organization may only nominate one employee per year
  • The nominee cannot be a family member of ownership/management.

How will the winner be awarded?

The winner will be invited to attend the IAICDV Annual Convention where he or she will be recognized with an engraved plaque at the Awards Banquet. The winner's registration fee, hotel accommodations and travel expenses will be paid for by the IAICDV. The association will also invite the winner to bring one guest to the Awards Banquet. The guest's banquet fee and travel expenses will be paid for as well.

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Employee Recognition Award. Thank you to everyone who nominated! You can expect to be notified regarding the status of your nomination in September 2017.


2016 Winner - Frank Stracuzza

Congratulations to Frank Stracuzza. Frank was nominated as an exceptional and invaluable employee of Marina Ice Cream Corp. for many reasons including, his "first to come, last to leave mentality."


The IAICDV would also like to recognize runner-up, Jaime Gifford of TransCold Distribution. Her colleagues say Jaime is "one of a kind, and by far represents what this award is in place for: goodwill, professionalism, excellence, safety and dedication to customer service."

The IAICDV would like to thank Great Dane for partnering with our Association to
make this award program possible!