IDDBA Elects New Officers and Board of Directors

A number of new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors for IDDBA.

iddbaAt the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA’s) Annual Business Meeting, the company elected its 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors. The company held its meeting in Chicago.

Jewel Hunt, group vice president bakery, Albertsons Cos., was elected as the association’s chairman of the Board. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and has been involved in many committees. John Cheesman, vice president business development, Clyde’s Donuts, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as past chairman.

Other new officers for 2016-2017 are: executive vice chairman – Erik Waterkotte, senior director of sales, Columbus Craft Meats; vice chairman – Rick Findlay, global executive coordinator of grocery, Whole Foods Market Inc.; and treasurer – Gaetano Auricchio, executive vice president, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.

Three people were also appointed to the Board of Directors: Carter Califri, Norseland Inc.; Dominique Delugeau, Saputo Specialty Cheese; and Carmela Serebryany-Harris, Upper Crust Ltd.

Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the IDDBA Board of Directors are: Curt Coolidge, vice president – In Store Bakery, TreeHouse Foods Inc.; Linda Duwve, vice president sales & marketing, Emmi Roth USA Inc.; Rick Findlay, global executive coordinator of grocery, Whole Foods Market Inc.; Jewel Hunt, group vice president bakery, Albertsons Cos.; Ray Lippert, DecoPac Inc.; Joe Squires, customer marketing director, Land O’Lakes Inc.

Other Board members continuing to serve are: Jim Antrup, Dawn Food Products Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods Corp.; William Klump, Butterball LLC; Eric LeBlanc, Tyson Foods Inc.; Dave Leonhardi, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Inc.; Kevin McDonough, Weston Bakeries; Ed Meyer, Schnuck Markets Inc.; Mark Rudy, Hubert Co.; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.; Philippe Surget, Lactalis American Group Inc.; Jerry Suter, Meijer Inc.; Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Fresh; John Wellenzohn, Rich Products Corp.; and Voni Woods, Giant Eagle Inc.

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