Passing the Torch
Bolstered by a mix of creativity and strategy, Gold Medal invested into its established product lines with fresh, new
ideas. Funnel cakes found new life with Funnel Fingers™; Saratoga Swirls® gave a twist to potatoes, and the polar
bear Polar Pete became the fun and friendly face for Sno-Kones®.
The company introduced the only UL and UL Sanitation Listed Floss Machines on the market.
Gourmet popcorn emerged as one of the fastest-growing markets and Gold Medal rose to the occasion with state-of-the-art
equipment offerings and a collection of flavor options.
New branch locations were added to serve: Central Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, and Minneapolis.
Growth at the headquarters also continued, resulting in multiple expansions, with facilities now totaling almost 500,000
Dan Kroeger retired from his position as President, yet remains an active leader in the role of CEO/Chairman.
Gold Medal entered a new era of growth and development as Adam Browning assumed the position of President in 2017.
Now, the third generation of the Evans family leads the company (Dave Evans and his wife, Jackie; and Nancy Evans)
with the fourth generation (Megan Evans and David Evans [children of Dave and Jackie Evans] and Jay Gibson [son of
Leigh Evans Gibson]) working alongside as well.
The company's performance continues to be impressive, nearly doubling in sales in the past 10 years. Gold Medal currently
has a strong network of over 300 dealers, employs more than 500 people at 15 locations, and remains a key influencer in shaping
the future of the industry.