The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) elected the 2009-2010 Board of Directors and Officers at the group’s Annual Business Meeting, held recently in Chicago.
John Sullivan, the president and CEO of Norseland Inc., Stamford, Conn., was elected as the association’s 46th president. He has been an officer and served on the Board of Directors for seven years. Sullivan succeeds Ray Burke, president of In-Store Bakery and Foodservice Division, Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y., who continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
Other new officers for 2009-2010 are: Executive Vice President – Mark Rudy, vice president of sales, Hubert Company, Harrison, Ohio; Vice President – Steve Beekhuizen, senior vice president of sales, Dawn Food Products Inc., Denver, Colo; Treasurer – Voni Woods, senior director of Deli, Giant Eagle Inc., Harmony, Pa.; and Past President – Ray Burke, president of In-Store Bakery and Foodservice Division, Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y.
Industry leaders elected to serve for three-year terms on the IDDBA Board of Directors are: Steve Beekhuizen, senior vice president of sales, Dawn Food Products Inc., Denver, Colo.; John Cheesman, regional vice president of sales, Maplehurst Bakeries LLC., Brownsburg, Ind.; Rick Goodman, president/owner, Stillwater Provisions, Smithfield, Va.; Bill Klump, vice president of marketing, Butterball LLC, Garner, N.C.; Ed Meyer, vice president Meat, Deli, Seafood and Prepared Foods, Schnuck Markets Inc., St. Louis; J.K. Symancyk, executive vice president Merchandising, Meijer Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich; Dotty VanderMolen, director of Deli/Bakery, Mascari sales & marketing, Grand Rapids, Mich; and Voni Woods, senior director of Deli, Giant Eagle Inc., Harmony, Pa.
Other Board members continuing to serve are: Judy Bequette, corporate vice president of Bakery & Coffee Bar, SuperValu Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; Mark Brown, president, Orval Kent, Wheeling, Ill.; Kevin Delahunt, president – Food Service Division, Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis.; Mike Farrand, vice president of Deli Development, Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minn.; Dave Leonhardi, director FS & Education, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Inc., Madison, Wis.; Brian Lime, Director of Sales, Land O’Lakes Inc., Brandon, Fla.; Sean Moran, director of sales, Schreiber Foods Inc., Bentonville, Ark.; Robert Nectow, vice president Deli and Prepared Foods Merchandising, The Stop and Shop Supermarket Co., Assonet, Mass.; Judy Page, director of Business Development Vaughan Foods Inc., Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens, Moore, Okla; Dave Peterson, vice president of Retail Sales, BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Denmark, Wis.; Greg Schlafer, vice president & general manager, General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice, Minneapolis; Jerry Slater, national client services director Deli/regional director Midwest, Acosta Fresh Foods, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Philippe Surget, president Lactalis Deli, Lactalis American Group, New York.
Now in its 46th year, IDDBA specializes in promoting the dairy, deli, cheese, and bakery industries. Member companies enjoy many benefits and services including the annual seminar and expo, leading-edge research, video and computer-based training programs, management tools, an annual trends report, and a member directory of key industry contacts.