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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome 2012-2013 Officers, New Board Members

Sep 26, 2012

Media Contact:
Peggy Armstrong
(202) 220-3508
parmstrong@idfa.org

(Washington, D.C. – September 26, 2012) During the fall board meetings held 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 Mike Nosewicz, vice president - manufacturing, fresh dairy, The Kroger Co.; IDFA Vice Chair and NCI Chair Jon Davis, president and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.; IDFA Secretary and MIF Chair Ed Mullins, executive vice president & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; and IDFA Treasurer and IICA Chair Patty Stroup, head of procurement, global milk products procurement, Nestle S.A.

"IDFA appreciates the time, resources and talents that these industry leaders tirelessly provide to the dairy industry," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "We're grateful to all who serve as officers and directors, especially during challenging times that require tough decisions and expanded involvement."  

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:

2012-2013 International Dairy Foods Association Officers

Chair: Mike Nosewicz, Vice President-Manufacturing, Fresh Dairy, The Kroger Co.

Vice Chair: Jon Davis, President and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.

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

Treasurer: Patty Stroup, Head of Procurement, Global Milk Products Procurement,
Nestle S.A.

2012-2013 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, President, Fresh Dairy Direct and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

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

2012-2013 National Cheese Institute Officers

Chair: Jon Davis, President and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.

Vice Chair: Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company

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

Treasurer: Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

2012-2013 International Ice Cream Association Officers

Chair: Patty Stroup, Head of Procurement, Global Milk Products Procurement, Nestle S.A.

Vice Chair: Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Secretary: Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America

Treasurer: Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC

 

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.

Martin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Fresh Dairy Direct, Dean Foods Company

Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company

Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC

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 A. Tanner, President, Fresh Dairy Direct and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

Jerry Tidwell, Senior Vice President, Supply Operations, Safeway Inc.

Jill Wyant, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Food & Beverage Division, Ecolab Inc.

Representing NCI

John Breeden, Vice President, Regional Industry Management, DuPont™ Danisco®

Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

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

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

Lou Gentine, Chairman & CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

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

Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company

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

Gary Vanic, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

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

Representing IICA

Bennie Brigham, Chairman of the Board, Pecan Deluxe Candy Company

John Cox, Executive Vice President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.

Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America

Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company

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

Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC

Corrinne Colombo Reed, Vice President, Dairy Products, International Dairy Queen, Inc.

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

Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.


MIF Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

Miriam Erickson Brown, President & CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company

James Erickson, Chairman, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company

Mike Nosewicz, Vice President-Manufacturing, Fresh Dairy, The Kroger Co.

New Members

Martin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Fresh Dairy Direct, Dean Foods Company

Kyle O'Brien, Executive Vice President, Sales, Chobani, Inc.

Renee Peets, Senior Director, Procurement, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

Michael Zacka, President & CEO, Tetra Pak Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2015)

John 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

Calvin Kaufman, Group Vice President & President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.

Don Merrigan, President, Readington Farms, Inc.

David Nelsen, Vice President of Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.

Jay Simon, CEO, Super Store Industries

Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

Alan Bernon, Senior Advisor and President, Affiliate Division, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

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

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

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

Richard Shehadey, President, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc.

David Skala, General Manager & Vice President - Uniloy N.A., Uniloy North America LLC.

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

Members (Term Expiring in 2013)

Jay Bryant, Chief Executive Officer, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association,    Inc.

Dub Garlington, President & Chief Operating Officer, Plains Dairy, L.L.C.

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

Farouk Salim, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Borden Dairy Company

Gregg Tanner, President, Fresh Dairy Direct and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company

Larry Webster, CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Ernie Yates, Vice President, Industry Relations, Borden Dairy Company

 

NCI Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

George Cornell, Vice President, Industry Relations, Pacific Cheese Co., Inc.

Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA

Lou Gentine, Chairman & CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

John Jeter, President & CEO, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Gary Vanic, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

New Members

David Ahlem, Vice President of Dairy Procurement & Policy, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Rob Byrne, Ph.D., Director, Industry & Regulatory Affairs, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Thomas Murphy, Vice President of Operations, Brewster Dairy, Inc.

Mike Neu, Senior Vice President, Cultures & Enzymes, Chr. Hansen, Inc.

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2015)

Bishop Allen, Vice President, Supply Chain, Lactalis American Group

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

Greg Dryer, Executive Vice President, Industry and Government Relations, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Tom Hedge, Vice President, Technologies, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Neal Schuman, President, Arthur Schuman, Inc.

Doug Simon, Doug Simon, President, Cheese & Ingredients Division, Agropur Inc.

Dr. Richard Stammer, President/CEO-Cabot; CEO-Agri-Mark, Agri-Mark, Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

Mark Anderson, President, Crystal Farms RDC

Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Jeff Giffin, President & CEO, Masters Gallery Foods, Incorporated

Mark Korsmeyer, President, Global Dairy Products Group & EVP, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

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

Jim Sartori, CEO, Sartori Foods

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

Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

Members (Term Expiring in 2013)

Mark Davis, Chairman of the Board, Davisco Foods International, Inc.

John Fridirici, Vice President, Milk Marketing & Procurement, Grande Cheese Company

Mark G. Leddy, CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.

Daniel Vecchiarelli, Vice Chairman, Leprino Foods Company

Jeffry O. Williams, President & CEO, Glanbia Foods Inc.

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


IICA Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

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

Jim Green, President & CEO, Kemps LLC

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

New Members

Philippe Caradec, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.

Ed Hinson, Group Vice President, Sales, Dean Foods Company

Timothy Hopkins, Executive Vice President - Retail and Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2015)

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

Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company

Tim Kelbel, Vice President, Dairy Group-West, Manufacturing, 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.

Alan Thomsen, Vice President, National Sales, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2014)

Randall Dei, Director, Dairy Industry, Safeway Inc. Ice Cream Department

Craig Hall, Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America

Curt Jones, Founder and CEO, Dippin' Dots LLC

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

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

Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Members (Term Expiring in 2013)

Gary Aggus, President, General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods

John Cox, Executive Vice President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.

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

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

Corrinne Colombo Reed, Vice President, Dairy Products, International Dairy Queen, Inc.

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

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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. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org.

 
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