Tripifoods’ Deuser to Receive 2015 Carl Tripi Award
NYACS honors longtime member for low-profile, positive effect on group
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that Mike Deuser, vice president of foodservice for convenience-store distributor Tripifoods Inc., is the 2015 recipient of its Carl Tripi Award. He will be honored at NYACS’ annual Chairman’s Banquet on May 14 in Syracuse, N.Y.
The 2015 Carl Tripi Award is given for “low-profile, high-impact” contributions to NYACS and the convenience store industry.
The award recognizes unsung heroes who have kept a low profile individually, but through their companies made a strong, positive effect on NYACS and the convenience-store trade.
It is named for the late Carl Tripi, who as chairman of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Tripifoods Inc., always made sure NYACS had enough financial and volunteer support to succeed, without seeking the limelight.
Deuser, a resident of West Seneca, N.Y., is a longtime member of the NYACS Associate Board and served as its chairman in 2013-14. He serves on the Convention Committee and chaired NYACS’ Chairmen’s Open golf tournament last year in Ellicottville, N.Y.
Deuser has quietly made sure NYACS received the utmost financial and volunteer support from his company and other suppliers in order to protect and promote the convenience-store industry. In that regard, he embodies the spirit of his one-time boss at Tripifoods, the late Carl Tripi.
The Chairman’s Banquet is the closing event of NYACS’ two-day Trade Show & Convention, to be held May 13-14 in Syracuse, featuring a golf outing, welcome party, educational seminars, trade exhibits, prizes and other activities for member and non-member retailers and suppliers.
Based in Albany, N.Y., NYACS is a private, not-for-profit member organization that leads, safeguards and forges a favorable environment for New York State's diverse community of neighborhood convenience stores. It provides its members with vital knowledge, a unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues and ways to share ideas, address common challenges and build relationships.