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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome 2013-2014 Officers, New Board Members

Nov 07, 2013

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

(Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013) During the fall board meetings held this 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 Patricia Stroup, head of procurement, global milk products procurement, Nestle S.A.; IDFA Vice Chair and MIF Chair Jeff Kaneb, executive vice president, HP Hood LLC; IDFA Secretary and IICA Chair Mike Wells, president and chief executive officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.; and IDFA Treasurer and NCI Chair Mike Reidy, senior vice president, corporate affairs, Leprino Foods Company.

"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. Stroup is a former IICA chairman and sits on the IICA 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:

2013-2014 International Dairy Foods Association Officers

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

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

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

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

 

2013-2014 Milk Industry Foundation Officers

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

Vice Chair:      Gregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods Company

Secretary:        David Nelsen, Vice President, Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.

Treasurer:        Carmine Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy, Inc.

 

2013-2014 National Cheese Institute Officers

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

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

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

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

 

2013-2014 International Ice Cream Association Officers

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

Vice Chair:      Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kemps LLC

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

Treasurer:        Alan Thomsen, President, Schoep’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.

 

IDFA Board of Directors

Representing MIF

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

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

Carmine Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy, Inc.

Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company

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

David Nelsen, Vice President, Manufacturing, Safeway Inc.

Farouk Salim, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Strategy and Branded Products, Borden Dairy Company

Erin Sharp, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.

Gregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods Company

Nicholas Alfano, General Manager, Food & Beverage, North America, Ecolab Inc.

 

Representing NCI

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

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

Jon Davis, President & CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.

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

Lou Gentine, Chairman & CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

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

Brian Phelan, Executive Director – Group Development & Global Cheese, Glanbia plc.

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

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

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

Timothy Hopkins, Executive Vice President – Retail & Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream, LLC

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

Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC

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

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

Bill Reilly, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Material Sources, The Schwan Food Company

Steve Schmid, President, Dairy Enterprises Inc.

Alan Thomsen, President, Schoep’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.


MIF Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

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

James Erickson, Chairman, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company

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

Mike Nosewicz, VP Operations/Network Optimization, Fresh Dairy CCE, The Kroger Co.

New Members

John Ginascol, Vice President, Nutrition, Abbott Nutrition

Ray McCoy, Vice President, Manufacturing, Borden Dairy Company

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

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

Kevin Yost, President, Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2016)

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

Martin Devine, Executive Vice President/Chief Commercial Officer, Dean Foods Company

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

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

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

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

Larry Webster, CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

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  Frey, President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.

Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company

Don Merrigan, President, Readington Farms, Inc.

Erin Sharp, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.

Michael Zacka, President & CEO, Tetra Pak Inc.

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 Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy Inc.

Kyle O’Brien, Executive Vice President, Sales, Chobani, 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.

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

 

NCI Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

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

Jon Davis, President & CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.

Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA

Lou Gentine, Chairman, Sargento Foods Inc.

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

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

New Members

Louie Gentine, CEO, Sargento Foods, Inc.

Todd Sitkowski, Sr. Marketing Manager, DSM

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2016)

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Mark Piper, President/COO, Fonterra (USA) Inc.

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.

Brian Phelan, Executive Director – Group Development & Global Cheese, Glanbia plc.

Jim Sartori, CEO, Sartori Foods

Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

 

IICA Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

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

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

Patricia Stroup, Head of Procurement, Global Milk Products Procurement, Nestle S.A.

New Members

Rich Draper, CEO, The Ice Cream Club

Ivan Gonzales, Director of Marketing–Dairy, Ingredion Incorporated

Laraine Miller, Director of Marketing for Ice Cream, Unilever

Randy Rich, President, Rich Ice Cream Company

Re-elected Members (Term Expiring in 2016)

Gary Aggus, President, General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods

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

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.

Bill Reilly, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Material Solutions, The Schwan Food Company

Members (Term Expiring in 2015)

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

Carl Evans, Director of Operations–Manufacturing, Frozen Dairy, The Kroger Co.

Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company

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, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America

Ed Hinson, Vice President-Sales, Ice Cream, Dean Foods Company

Timothy Hopkins, Executive Vice President – Retail & Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream, LLC

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.

 

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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 within a $125-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 nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 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, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

 
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