Jerry D. Maahs LLS, Wis. - Jerry D. Maahs, founder of Alto-Shaam here, died recently after a battle with cancer. He was 74. After gaining experience in the food-service industry as a franchisee of the Chicken Delight chain, Maahs in the late 1960s began experimenting with equipment manufacturing. In 1968, he introduced a new line of holding equipment that used a thermal heating cable, which could replace the steam table. In 1971, he expanded the original concept into cook-and-hold ...

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