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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome 2009-2010 Officers, New Board Members

Nov 02, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT:
Peggy Armstrong
(202) 220-3508

(Washington, D.C. - November 2, 2009) During the fall board meetings last week, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and its three constituent organizations - the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) - elected new officers and voted on new board members. Leading each association for the next year will be: IDFA Chair Gary Vanic (pictured at right), president and CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.; IDFA Vice Chair and MIF Chair Mike Nosewicz, vice president, dairy group - east, manufacturing division - dairy, The Kroger Co.; IDFA Secretary and IICA Chair Jay Jaskiewicz, director of dairy manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.; and IDFA Treasurer and NCI Chair Dave Fuhrmann, president and CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative.

"We're delighted to welcome such a distinguished team of leaders and look forward to a dynamic and productive year ahead," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "We certainly appreciate the commitment that these volunteer officers and all our directors have made to guide our efforts and keep the dairy industry moving forward."

The IDFA chairmanship is open to any former leader of one of the three constituent organizations for up to a two-year term. Vanic, who was elected this year, is a former NCI chairman and sits on the NCI advisory committee. The chairmen of MIF, NCI and IICA are elected by their respective board members for two-year terms.

The officers and directors for IDFA, MIF, NCI and IICA are:

2009-2010 International Dairy Foods Association Officers

  • Chair: Gary Vanic, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Dairy Group-East, Manufacturing Division-Dairy, The Kroger Co.
  • Secretary: Jay Jaskiewicz, Director of Dairy Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative

2009-2010 Milk Industry Foundation Officers

  • Chair: Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Dairy Group-East, Manufacturing Division-Dairy, The Kroger Co.
  • Vice Chair: Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Secretary: Philippe Caradec, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Dub Garlington, President & Chief Operating Officer, Plains Dairy, L.L.C.

2009-2010 National Cheese Institute

  • Chair: Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative
  • Vice Chair: Jon Davis, Vice President, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Inc., Davisco Foods International, Inc.
  • Secretary: Dan Vecchiarelli, Vice President, Production Operations, Leprino Foods Company
  • Treasurer: Terry Brockman, President & Chief Operating Officer, Cheese Division (USA) Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

2009-2010 International Ice Cream Association

  • Chair: Jay Jaskiewicz, Director of Dairy Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
  • Secretary: Randall Dei, Director, Dairy Industry, Safeway Inc. Ice Cream Department
  • Treasurer: Martha Leyburn, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

 

IDFA Board of Directors

Representing MIF
Rick Beaman, President, National Dairy
Miriam Erickson Brown, President & CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company
Philippe Caradec, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
Pierre Claprood, Chief Executive Officer, Agropur Cooperative
Dub Garlington, President & Chief Operating Officer, Plains Dairy, L.L.C.
John Kaneb, Chairman, HP Hood LLC
Harrald Kroeker, President, DSD Dairy, Dean Foods Company
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
David Nelsen, Vice President of Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.
Phil Plourd, President, Blimling & Associates, Inc.

Representing NCI
Terry Brockman, President & Chief Operating Officer, Cheese Division (USA), Saputo Cheese
USA Inc.
Jon Davis, Vice President, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Davisco Foods International, Inc.
Ron Dunford, President & COO, Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
John Jeter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company
Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Logistics & Business Development, Leprino Foods Company
Scott Sexton, Chairman & CEO, Dairy.com
Harold Strunk, President and CEO, Tillamook County Creamery Association
Kevin Toland, CEO & President, Glanbia USA/Global Nutritionals, Glanbia USA
Daniel Vecchiarelli, Vice President, Production Operations, Leprino Foods Company
Al Zolin, Director of Cheese/Dairy Procurement, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

Representing IICA
Randall Dei, Director, Dairy Industry, Safeway Inc., Ice Cream Department
Tom George, President, Tate & Lyle Custom Ingredients
Jim Green, President & CEO, Kemps LLC
Calvin Kaufman, Group Vice President & President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.
Paul Kruse, CEO & President, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
Martha Leyburn, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Corrinne Colombo Reed, ADQ Vice President, Dairy Products Division, International Dairy Queen, Inc.
Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.
Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.

 

MIF Board of Directors

New Members
Dale Andersen, President, Delkor Systems, Inc.
Brian Linney, Vice President, Consumer Products, Darigold, Inc.
Farouk Salim, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, National Dairy
Gregg Tanner, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
John C. Bedrosian, Vice President, Manufacturing Division, Unified Western Grocers, Inc.
Philippe L. Caradec, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
Quintin F. Frey, President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.
Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company
Michael Krueger, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Dairy Division Shamrock Foods Company
Calvin Kaufman, Group Vice President & President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.
Donald K. Merrigan, President, Readington Farms, Inc.
Michael L. Nance, General Manager, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
David Nelsen, Vice President of Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.
Jeff Powell, President and General Manager, Roberts Dairy Company
Stephen Schmid, President, Smith Dairy Products Co.
Jay Simon, CEO, Super Store Industries

Members (Term Expiring in 2011)
Carmine C. Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy Inc.
Pierre Claprood, Chief Executive Officer, Agropur Cooperative
Jay Jaskiewicz, Director, Dairy Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Jeffrey Kaneb, Vice President, HP Hood LLC
John Kaneb, Chairman, HP Hood LLC
Dwight Moore, Vice President, Hunter Farms/Harris Teeter
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Richard A. Shehadey, President/CEO, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc.
Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.
Bill Tinklepaugh, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Dean Foods Company

Members (Term Expiring in 2010)
Jay Bryant, Treasurer & General Manager, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers
Cooperative Association, Inc.
Charles Gaither, President, Milkco, Inc.
Dub Garlington, President & Chief Operating Officer, Plains Dairy, L.L.C.
Al Guida, Chairman of the Board, Guida's Milk & Ice Cream
Bob Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Harrald Kroeker, President, DSD Dairy, Dean Foods Company
Mike McCully, Director, Dairy Procurement, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.
Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Dairy Group-East, Manufacturing Division-Dairy, The Kroger Co.
Becky O'Grady, President, Yoplait-Colombo
George Siemon, CEO, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative

 

NCI Board of Directors

New Members
Tom Hedge, Vice President, Technologies, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Jerry Smyth, Vice President & General Counsel, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
Martin Bates, President & COO, Fonterra USA
Frederick Bouisset, President & CEO, Lactalis American Group
R. Gregory Dryer, Executive Vice President, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Steve Gackenbach, Sr. Director, Strategy Planning/External Development, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.
Stephen B. Gaddis, President, Pacific Cheese Co., Inc.
Fritz Leeman, CEO, Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Mike Neu, Business Manager, Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Neal Schuman, President, Arthur Schuman, Inc.
Doug Simon, President, Trega Foods
Richard Stammer, President/CEO - Cabot; COO - Agri-Mark, Cabot/McCadam
Jim Wegner, Sr. Vice President, Darigold, Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2011)
Mark Anderson, President, Crystal Farms RDC
Terry Brockman, President & Chief Operating Officer, Cheese Division (USA), Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Pierre Claprood, Chief Executive Officer, Agropur Cooperative
Jon Davis, Vice President, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Inc., Davisco Foods International, Inc.
Tom Gaughan, Vice President, Food Service, FCStone/Downes-O'Neill
Jeff Giffin, President & CEO, Masters Gallery Foods, Incorporated
Mark Korsmeyer, President, Dairy Food Products, American Dairy Brands, a division of
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy/The Kroger Co.
Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Logistics & Business Development,
Leprino Foods Company
James C. Sartori, President & CEO, Sartori Foods
Kevin Toland, CEO & President, Glanbia USA/Global Nutritionals, Glanbia USA
Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

Members (Term Expiring in 2010)
Mark Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Davisco Foods International, Inc.
John Fridirici, Vice President, Milk Marketing & Procurement, Grande Cheese Company
Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative
Mark G. Leddy, CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.
Tim Omer, CEO, DCI Cheese Company, Inc.
Scott Sexton, Chairman & CEO, Dairy.com
Harold Strunk, President and CEO, Tillamook County Creamery Association
Gary Vanic, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.
Daniel Vecchiarelli, Vice President, Production Operations, Leprino Foods Company
Jeffry O. Williams, President & CEO, Glanbia Foods Inc.
Al Zolin, Director of Cheese/Dairy Procurement, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

 

IICA Board of Directors

New Members
Bruce Daily, Senior Buyer, All Star Dairy Association, Inc.
Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Snackfood US
Brian Manning, Vice President, Brand Building, Ice Cream, Unilever Ice Cream, N.A.
Shelley Roth, President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company
Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company
Paul Hagen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc.
Tim Kelbel, Vice President, Dairy Group - West, Manufacturing Division - Dairy, The Kroger Co.
Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC
Tony Sarsam, Executive Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Dreyer's Grand Ice
Cream, Inc.
Tony Verlezza, Vice President, Supply Chain, Unilever Ice Cream, N.A.

Members (Term Expiring in 2011)
Bennie Brigham, President, Pecan Deluxe Candy Company
Randall Dei, Director, Dairy Industry, Safeway Inc. Ice Cream Department
Jay Jaskewicz, Director of Dairy Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc
Curt Jones, Chairman, Dippin' Dots, Inc.
Martha Leyburn, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Kelly Duffin-Maxwell, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dean Foods Company
Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2010)
Gary Aggus, President, General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods
John Cox, Executive Vice President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.
Rachel Cullen, Chief Operating Officer, Ice Cream, DSD Dairy, Dean Foods Company
Joe Dager, Chairman of the Board, Velvet Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Tom George, President, Tate & Lyle Custom Ingredients
Mel MacConnell , President & CEO, Scotsburn Co-op Services, Limited
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Corrinne Columbo Reed, ADQ Vice President, Dairy Products Division, International Dairy Queen, Inc.
Howard Smith, Jr., President, Virginia Dare

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

 
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