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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome 2011-2012 Officers, New Board Members

Sep 21, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT:
Peggy Armstrong
(202) 220-3508
parmstrong@idfa.org

(Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2011) 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 Mike Nosewicz, vice president, dairy group – east manufacturing division – dairy, The Kroger Co.; IDFA Vice Chair and IICA Chair Brian Perry, executive vice president/vice chairman, Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.; IDFA Secretary and NCI Chair Jon Davis, COO, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Inc. and IDFA Treasurer and MIF Chair Ed Mullins, executive vice president & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

"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 provide," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "The dairy industry is now at a crossroads, facing challenges as well as great opportunities, 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. Nosewicz is a former MIF chairman and sits on the MIF 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:

2011-2012 International Dairy Foods Association Officers

Chair: Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Dairy Group – East, Manufacturing Division – Dairy, The Kroger Co.

Vice Chair: Brian Perry, Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.

Secretary: Jon Davis, COO, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Inc.

Treasurer: Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

2011-2012 Milk Industry Foundation Officers

Chair: Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Vice Chair: Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC

Secretary: Gregg Tanner, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

Treasurer: Mike Smith, Vice President of Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.        

2011-2012 National Cheese Institute

Chair: Jon Davis, COO, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Inc., Davisco Foods International, Inc.

Vice Chair: Mike Reidy, Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain & Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company

Secretary: Ron Dunford, President & COO, Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Treasurer: Terry Brockman, President & Chief Operating Officer, Cheese Division (USA) Saputo Cheese USA Inc.         

2011-2012 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

Gregg Engles, Chairman & CEO, Dean Foods Company

Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company

Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC

Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Farouk Salim, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Borden Dairy Co., a Subsidiary of Grupo LALA

Mike Smith, Vice President of Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Gregg Tanner, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

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, COO, Le Sueur Cheese Co., Davisco Foods International, Inc.

Ron Dunford, President & COO, Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative

John Jeter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company

Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy of Minnesota/The Kroger Co.

Mike Reidy, Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain & Corporate Affairs, 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

George Zoghbi, President, Cheese & Dairy, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

 

Representing IICA

Rachel Cullen, Chief Operating Officer, Ice Cream, Dean Foods Company

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.

Paul Kruse, CEO & President, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC

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

Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.

Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.

 

MIF Board of Directors

New Members

Todd Aarons, Sr. Director, Consumer Products Plants, Darigold, Inc.

Alan Bernon, Sr. Advisor, Dairy Farmers of America

Gregg Engles, Chairman & CEO, Dean Foods Company

Lynette Krampf, QRO Director, Yoplait-USA/General Mills, Inc.

Joe Oberweis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Oberweis Dairy, Inc.

David Skala, General Manager & Vice President – Uniloy N.A., Uniloy Milacron LLC

Ernie Yates, Vice President, Industry Relations, Borden Dairy Co., a subsidiary of Grupo LALA

Larry Webster, Executive Vice President & COO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

 

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

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

Carmine C. Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy Inc.

Pierre Claprood, Chief Executive Officer, Agropur Cooperative

Jeffrey Kaneb, Vice President, HP Hood LLC

Richard A. Shehadey, President/CEO, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc.

Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.

 

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

Mike McCully, Director, Dairy Procurement, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

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 Grocers, Inc.

Philippe 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.

David Nelsen, Vice President of Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.

Jeff Powell, President and General Manager, Roberts Dairy Company

Jay Simon, CEO, Super Store Industries

 

NCI Board of Directors

New Members

Dermot Carey, Senior Vice President, Ingredients Division, Darigold, Inc.

Gigi Vita, President/COO, Fonterra (USA) Inc.

Russ Flowers, CSO, Silliker, Inc.

 

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

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, COO, 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.

Jim Sartori, CEO, Sartori Company

Kevin Toland, CEO & President, Glanbia USA/Global Nutritionals, Glanbia USA

Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

 

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.

George Zoghbi, President, Cheese & Dairy, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

 

Members (Term Expiring in 2012)

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

 

IICA Board of Directors

New Members

Luconda Dager, President, Velvet Ice Cream Co., Inc.

Toby Tomblin, Vice President of National Accounts, S&D Coffee

 

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

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

Kelly Duffin-Maxwell, Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dean Foods Company

Mike Nance, General Manager, Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Mike Wells, CEO, Wells' Dairy Inc.

 

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

Bob McCullough, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, H-E-B

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.

Bruce Saugstad, Senior Vice President, & General Manager, Ice Cream Division, The Schwan Food    Company

 

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

Dwight Moore, Vice President, Hunter Farms/Harris Teeter

Shelley Roth, President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company

Steve Schmid, President, Dairy Enterprises Inc.

Patty Stroup, Group Manager, Dairy, Nestle USA, Inc.

Alan Thomsen, National Accounts Manager, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., 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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