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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome 2010-2011 Officers, New Board Members

Sep 17, 2010

(Washington, D.C. - September 17, 2010) During the fall board meetings held this week in conjunction with the International Dairy Show, 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), 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 Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.; and IDFA Treasurer and NCI Chair Dave Fuhrmann, president and CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative.

"IDFA is extremely grateful for the industry professionals who serve as officers and directors, and we appreciate the time, resources and talents that these volunteer leaders tirelessly give to the dairy industry," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "This is a pivotal time for the dairy industry, and we look forward to a dynamic and productive year ahead."

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 re-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 listed below.

2010-2011 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: Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Treasurer: Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative

2010-2011 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.

2010-2011 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.

2010-2011 International Ice Cream Association

Chair: Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Vice Chair: Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.
Secretary: Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC
Treasurer: Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company


IDFA Board of Directors

Representing MIF
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
Steve McCormick, CEO, LALA-USA
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Phil Plourd, President, Blimling & Associates, Inc.
Jerry Tidwell, Senior Vice President, Supply Operations, Safeway 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
Tim Mulhere, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Food & Beverage North America
Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Logistics & Business Development, Leprino Foods Company
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
George Zoghbi, President, Cheese & Dairy, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

Representing IICA
Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company
Jim Green, President & CEO, Kemps LLC
Steve Jobe, Vice President, Sales, Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle Custom Ingredients
Calvin Kaufman, Group Vice President & President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.
Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC
Bob McCullough, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, H-E-B
Corrinne Colombo Reed, ADQ Vice President, Dairy Products Division, International Dairy Queen, Inc.
Bruce Saugstad, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Ice Cream Division, The Schwan Food Company
Mike Smith, Vice President of Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.
Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.


MIF Board of Directors

New Members
Paul Bikowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Milk Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2013)
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.
Becky O'Grady, President, Yoplait-Colombo
Farouk Salim, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, LALA-USA
Gregg Tanner, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
Dale Andersen, President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.
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.
Brian Linney, Vice President, Consumer Products, Darigold, Inc.
Donald K. Merrigan, President, Readington Farms, Inc.
David Nelsen, Vice President of Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.
Jeff Powell, President and General Manager, Roberts Dairy Company
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
Jeffrey Kaneb, Vice President, HP Hood LLC
John Kaneb, Chairman, HP Hood LLC
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Phil Plourd, President, Blimling & Associates, 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


NCI Board of Directors

New Members
Bishop Allen, Vice President, Supply Chain, Lactalis American Group
George Zoghbi, President, Cheese & Dairy, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2013)
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.
Jerry Smyth, Vice President & General Counsel, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
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.

Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
Martin Bates, President & COO, Fonterra USA
R. Gregory Dryer, Executive Vice President, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
Tom Hedge, Vice President, Technologies, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Fritz Leeman, CEO, Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Neal Schuman, President, Arthur Schuman, Inc.
Doug Simon, President, Trega Foods
Jeff Sporer, National Sales Manager, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, An SPX Brand
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.
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.
Tim Mulhere, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Food & Beverage North America,
Ecolab Inc.
James C. Sartori, President & CEO, Sartori Foods
Kevin Toland, CEO & President, Glanbia USA/Global Nutritionals, Glanbia USA
Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation


IICA Board of Directors

New Members
Bob McCullough, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, H-E-B
Dwight Moore, Vice President, Hunter Farms/Harris Teeter
Mike Nance, General Manager, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Bruce Saugstad, Senior Vice President, & General Manager, Ice Cream Division, The Schwan Food Company
Steve Schmid, President, Dairy Enterprises Inc.
Alan Thomsen, National Accounts Manager, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2013)
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
Mel MacConnell , President & CEO, Scotsburn Co-op Services, Limited
Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Corrinne Colombo Reed, ADQ Vice President, Dairy Products Division, International Dairy Queen, Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2012)
Bruce Daily, Senior Buyer, All Star Dairy Association, Inc.
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
Shelley Roth, President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company
Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2011)
Bennie Brigham, President, Pecan Deluxe Candy Company
Randall Dei, Director, Dairy Industry, Safeway Inc. Ice Cream Department
Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Snackfood US
Curt Jones, Chairman, Dippin' Dots, Inc.
Martha Leyburn, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Brian Manning, Vice President, Brand Building, Ice Cream, Unilever Ice Cream, N.A.
Kelly Duffin-Maxwell, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dean Foods Company
Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.

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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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