Trustees and Committees


Board of Trustees
Membership Committee
Council for Professional Standards – The Americas
Marketing Committee
Committee for Emerging Consultants
Allied Advisory Council
Conference Planning Committee
Ethics Committee

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Board of Trustees

Executive Committee



James Camacho, FCSI
Camacho Associates, Inc.

James C. Camacho, FCSI, CSI, is a professional Foodservice Design Consultant with 30 years of experience. As President of Camacho Associates, Inc. he is the chief designer and oversees all projects from conception to startup.In 2007, James was listed for a 2nd time as one of the country’s top 12 Kitchen Designers.Camacho Associates was profiled as being “tough to beat” when it comes to diversity of projects. James feels that the fundamental principle behind the ability to steer through shifting trends, varying budgets and the equipment demands of specific projects is quite simple, “We have to listen and truly understand what the client wants” by reaching out to the client which is the hallmark of James’s work style.



William J. Caruso, FFCSI (PP)
WC & Partners, Inc.

Bill Caruso is the Founder and Chairman of WC & Partners, Inc., a firm that provides food, beverage, laundry and solid waste facilities consulting and design services to the worldwide hospitality industry.  Founded in 1986, WC& P has grown to an international firm, with North American offices in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Scottsdale and through a number of 2016 global alliance agreements, adding worldwide offices in Athens, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Salvador, and Vancouver. His project portfolio of personally completed work numbers well over 2,400 completed projects in 22 countries, over a continuous 45 year consulting career.

Mr. Caruso received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1970 and his MBA degree from the University of Colorado in 1972.  He is a Fellow and Past President of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), a Past President of the Cornell Hotel Society, Past-President and past Chairman of the Cornell Hotel School Foundation, and is an elected life member of the Cornell University Council. He has lectured to numerous global audiences and has authored many published articles that outline important industry trends and issues, for many years.



Harry Schildkraut, FCSI
S2O Consultants, Inc.

Harry Schildkraut is principal and owner of S2O Consultants. He has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Consultant of the Year from MAFSI Region 17, President’s Citation for Distinguished Service from FCSI, Spes Hominum Award from the National Sanitation Foundation, and the Young Lion of the Year from FES Magazine in 1988. He holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Harry entered the food service industry in 1969 as a consultant for Cini-Little International. Following a number of notable career accomplishments, Harry and Kristin Sedej formed their current company, S2O Consultants, Inc. in 2008. Key projects have included all the kitchens, bars and pantries for the New Navy Pier in Chicago and the new Lucas Oil Stadium for the Indianapolis Colts. Harry has done extensive pro-bono kitchen design work for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Chicago, the Salvation Army, and a number of churches and synagogues.



Eric Norman, FCSI
Clevenger Associates

Eric joined FCSI 13 years ago as a student member and immediately recognized the importance and benefit of getting involved in the Society. While working his way up to Professional member, Eric worked as a co-founder for what is now known as the Committee for Emerging Consultants (C4EC). The main goal of C4EC is to cultivate new and younger members in the Society and prepare them for future leadership positions. Eric’s experience with the Committee for Emerging Consultants has given him new insights and knowledge that serves him well in a Trustee position. Eric also served as Chair for the FCSI Academy and was directly involved in getting the online library created on the FCSI website.


William Taunton

William Taunton, FCSI
A.I. Gastrotec, Ltd.

William P. Taunton has been a Professional Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) since 1997. He lives in Santiago, Chile with his wife of 14 years, Alejandra Muzio, and their five children. He attended the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico where he studied electro-mechanical engineering. He has been involved in the foodservice industry for 21 years, first as equipment distributor. In 1998, he founded A. I. GASTROTEC LTD., his consultant firm. His area of expertise is kitchen design and foodservice equipment. In his free time he enjoys cooking, scuba diving and kites.




Richard (Dick) Eisenbarth, FCSI

Dick has been in the foodservice industry for 36 years. 32 of those years have been with Cini-Little International in a number of capacities. Currently, he is Director of Design for the U.S. offices. He has also worked on the dealer side as the Vice President of Design-Build Services where he learned about proper installation, coordination with contractors, specification variance, the inter-working of a profitable dealership, and the importance of working with the Foodservice consultant community. Dick holds a B.S. Degree from Purdue University in Hospitality and Tourism where he focused on facility design. He serves on the Purdue University HTM School Strategic Advisory Committee.



Stuart Bellingham, FCSI
Sanford Design Group Ltd.

Stuart L.Bellingham has spent the last forty-three years directly involved in the foodservice industry. He has served as the principal of S.L. Bellingham and Associates Ltd., established in 1974 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has been a member of FCSI since May 1974.



Brent Hall, FCSI
Clevenger Associates

Brent has over 28 years of foodservice experience which includes custom equipment design and manufacturing, installation, specifications, schematic design, design development, construction documents and project management. Complete project experience listings include a vast number of projects worldwide.


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Marco Amatti, FCSI
MAPA Assessoria

Marco Amatti FCSI is director general of MAPA Assessoria in São Paulo, Brazil. He is an MAS (Management Advisory Services) consultant, specialising in structuring, restructuring and rescuing companies in the foodservice market, specifically restaurants, bars, bakeries and related operations. His team provide feasibility analysis, concepts and strategic planning as well as reorganisation of production, finances, regulatory orientation and food safety programs. Human resources, team building, training and educational programs are also part of our product portfolio.



Kristin Sedej, FCSI
S2O Consultants, Inc

Kristin Sedej FCSI has been a partner of S2O with Harry Schildkraut FCSI since 2003. Recent projects include: Northwestern University, Athletic Center, Evanston, IL; Northwestern University New Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL; State Farm Center, Champaign, IL; Oklahoma University Memorial, Stadium improvements, Norman, OK; Vaught Hemingway Stadium, renovation & expansion, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS; British School, Chicago, IL; Harper College One-Stop Center, Palatine, IL; Elgin High School Culinary, Center, Elgin, IL and Thrive School, Baton Rouge, LA. Kristin’s crowning career achievement to date was the Top Achiever award given to her by FE&S magazine.



Christine Guyott, FCSI, RD
Rippe Associates, Inc.

Christine Guyott is a registered dietitian who has worked in the foodservice industry for over 25 years. She leads the healthcare team as a Principal with Rippe Associates, Inc. While her primary area of expertise is healthcare, she has worked on a variety of project types since starting her career in 1985 and enjoys working with clients throughout the country. Christine enjoys speaking to dietetic and architectural classes on non-traditional dietetics and foodservice design. Currently, she is part of the AHF Industry Advisory Board, KState Dietetics Advisory Board and FCSI conference planning committee.



Ken Schwartz, FCSI
SSA, Inc.

Ken started in the foodservice industry in a company created by his great-grandfather in 1897. Growing up in “the business” allowed him to understand the numerous facets of our industry. As an architecture and accounting student he found a need within our industry which would allow him to mesh his education and passion which was the catalyst for starting his consulting firm in 1992.

Since that time the firm has grown exponentially with projects and clients around the world. As a young consultant, Ken immediately embraced the idea and importance of FCSI, and therefore worked his way to becoming a professional member. As an FCSI member, he has served on numerous FCSI committees, including the conference planning committee and the code of ethics review committee. Additionally, he has created and presented numerous ideas and concepts to help support and promote the society, including the Consultants Focus Forum and the Mentorship Program. As we look ahead to what is next, Ken appreciates your trust in representing you within the society as a means to further develop ideas which benefit and provide value to the society and its members.


Eric Von Kaenel
Unified Brands

Eric Von Kaenel is a 39 year veteran of the food service industry, beginning his career with Unified Brands’ Avtec brand in 1974. Since starting with Avtec, he has held various positions to include Engineering Manager, Regional Manager, National Conveyor Product Manager, and Design Consultant Sales Manager. Eric currently holds the position of Avtec Product Specialist for Unified Brands. Eric has been actively involved in product development, industry panels, and forums throughout his career. He has presented at numerous industry seminars, and has published articles in industry publications. He is a member of various industry associations including NACUFS, FCSI, NAFEM, SHFM and ACFSA, and serves on the Allied Boards for FCSI and SHFM, as well as the Liaison Board for NAFEM/FCSI. In his current role, Eric conducts training seminars on ventilation, utility distribution, and conveyor systems, and works with commercial kitchen designers to design energy-efficient and state-of-the-art facilities nationwide.

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Membership Committee

Barbara Pyper, FCSI- Chair 858.277.1189
Leonard Condenzio, FCSI 781.659.7377
Ed Norman, FCSI (PP) 563.582.5109
Armando Pucci, FCSI +55.511.041.530.6831
Jose Roman, FCSI 809.533.1852
Gabriel Stein, FCSI +56.2472.0224
Tracy Taraski, FCSI 816.483.5553

Council for Professional Standards – The Americas

Connie Dickson, FCSI Co-chair 952.933.0313
John Turenne, FCSI 203.294.9683
Mike Redlin (EM) 607.272.4766
Mike Berard, FCSI 607.217.5389
Barb Pyper, MS, RD, SNS, FCSI, FAND, Board Liaison 206.937.5984
Char Norton, FFCSI 281.403.0802
Kip Serfozo, FCSI 770.582.1144
Al da Costa, MOMD, OSD, FFCSI 805.563.5553
Doug Huber, FCSI, CFA, CFSP 804.550.2090

Marketing Committee

Ken Schwartz. FCSI 727.549.8408
AJ Barker 206.799.7275
Rick Jones 503.665.5539
Craig Volcovici
Peg Galie 847.309.1163
Costel Coca 714.508.1880
Juan Matamoros, FCSI 503.2566.7771
Rochelle Hombsch 952.933.0313

Committee for Emerging Consultants

Shelby Wurscher – Co-leader 952.933.0313
Anja Kuechenmeister – co-leader 770.582.1144
Mike Wrase  952.933.0313
Stephanie Ward 770.582.1144
AJ Barker 206.799.7275
David Oshota 404.452.1338
Michael Lawrence 857.777.5471
Brett Daniel, FCSI 770.582.1144
Eric Norman, FCSI, Board Liaison  563.582.5109

Allied Advisory Council

Eric Von Kaenel – Chair 630.963.6671
Al Alderman 631.274.6199
Mark Brenner 302.653.3000
Rod Collins 707.664.1964
Keven Hass 971.223.1274
Jack Scott 760.747.5100
Art Dunham 514.737.9701
Jay Bravinder
Rob Geile 314.378.2339
Shayne Varnum 774.222.2334

Denver Conference Planning Committee

Tara Bliss 202.266.3463
Brett Daniel, FCSI 770.582.1144
Stephanie Gilbert 818.282.2207
Brent Hall, FCSI 360.482.1163
Rick Jones 503-665-5539
Kris Morphis 704.545.6151
Mike Wrase 952.955.8073

Ethics Committee

Todd Guyette, FCSI – Chair 781.826.5522
Lawrence Huber, FCSI 804.550.2090
James Petersen, FCSI 810.667.3100
Ruby Puckett, FFCSI 352.371.6641
Sherman Robinson, FCSI 317.257.4485