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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

Associations Welcome New Officers and Board Members

Sep 18, 2015
( L to R): Mike Reidy, Leprino Foods Company; Rachel Kyllo, Kemps LLC/Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.; Ron Dunford, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and Gregg Tanner, Dean Foods Company.

(Chicago – September 17, 2015) During the fall board meetings held this week in Chicago, 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 23 new board members.

Leading the associations during the next year will be IDFA Chair Mike Reidy, senior vice president - corporate affairs, Leprino Foods Company; Vice Chair Gregg Tanner, chief executive officer, Dean Foods Company; Secretary Ron Dunford, president, Schreiber US, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and Treasurer Rachel Kyllo, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Kemps LLC/Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

The new IDFA directors are:

  • Gary Aggus, President & General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods Co., LLC
  • David Ahlem, Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company
  • Paul Corney, President & COO, Saputo Dairy Foods USA
  • Michael Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foremost Farms USA
  • Carl Evans, Director of Operations – Manufacturing, Frozen Dairy, The Kroger Co.
  • Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy of Minnesota
  • Brian Rice, Principal, Rice Dairy LLC
  • Randall Rich, President, Rich Ice Cream Company
  • Jim Sartori, Chief Executive Officer, Sartori Company

The new MIF board members are:

  • Ralph Hallquist, Vice President, Sales, Borden Dairy Company
  • Scott McGinty, President, Aurora Organic Dairy
  • Beau Mainous, Chief Customer Officer, Chobani, Inc.
  • Frank Otis, President and CEO, Crystal Creamery
  • Pat Panko, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Fluid Milk & Ice Cream, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

The new NCI board members are:

  • Dale Andersen, President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.
  • Brian Baker, President, Baker Cheese., Inc.
  • Wilf Costello, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Glanbia Foods Inc.
  • Jeff Fairless, President, Biery Cheese Company
  • Frederic Nalis, CEO of Bel Americas & Bel Brands USA, Bel Brands USA, Inc.
  • Ed Pcolar, Senior Vice President of Operations, Cabot/McCadam

The new IICA board members are:

  • Cary Grover, General Manager, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Co., LLC
  • Ken Jorgensen, Director,  Dairy Operations, H-E-B
  • Jon Laschenski, Director, Dairy Operations, Kwik Trip, Inc.

"IDFA is extremely grateful for the industry professionals who serve as officers and directors. They provide our organization with a strong foundation and contribute a wealth of wisdom and energy,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "We appreciate the time and talents that these volunteer leaders regularly give to IDFA and the dairy industry overall."

The full roster of officers and directors for IDFA, MIF, NCI and IICA is listed below.  

IDFA Officers

Chair:             Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company
Vice Chair:      Gregg A. Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods Company
Secretary:       Ron Dunford, President, Schreiber US, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Treasurer:       Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kemps LLC/Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Advisory Committee

  • Jon Davis, President, Davisco Business Unit of Agropur Inc.
  • Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC
  • Patricia Stroup, Head of Procurement, Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

IDFA Directors

  • Gary Aggus, President & General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods Co., LLC
  • David Ahlem, Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company
  • Nicholas Alfano, General Manager, Food & Beverage North America, Ecolab Inc.
  • John Breeden, Vice President, Sub-Regional Sales-Canada and Inside Sales,
  • Customer Care & Customer Service, DuPont™ Danisco®
  • Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
  • Jay Bryant, CEO, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
  • Philippe L. Caradec, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
  • Paul Corney, President & COO, Saputo Dairy Foods USA
  • Rich D. Draper, Chief Executive Officer, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.
  • Michael Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foremost Farms USA
  • Carl Evans, Director of Operations – Manufacturing, Frozen Dairy, The Kroger Co.
  • Howard Friedman, Executive Vice President & President, Cheese & Dairy BU, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
  • Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company
  • Louie P. Gentine, II, Chief Executive Officer, Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Timothy B. Hopkins, Executive Vice President - Retail and Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream, LLC
  • Paul Kruse, Chairman and CEO, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
  • Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy of Minnesota
  • Andrei Mikhalevsky, President and CEO, California Dairies, Inc.
  • Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • David Nelsen, Vice President, Manufacturing, Safeway/Albertsons
  • Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Operations/Network Optimization/Fresh Dairy CCE, The Kroger Co.
  • Brian Phelan, Executive Director - Group Development and Global Cheese, Glanbia plc
  • Brian Rice, Principal, Rice Dairy LLC
  • Randall Rich, President, Rich Ice Cream Company
  • Jim Sartori, Chief Executive Officer, Sartori Company
  • Steve Schmid, President, Smith Dairy Products Co.
  • Alan Thomsen, President, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc. 

Milk Industry Foundation Officers

Chair:             Gregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods Company 
Vice Chair:      Jay Bryant, CEO, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc. 
Secretary:       Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company 
Treasurer:       David Nelsen, Vice President, Manufacturing, Safeway/Albertsons 

Advisory Committee

  • Miriam Erickson Brown, President & CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company
  • James Erickson, Chairman, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company
  • Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC
  • Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Mike Nosewicz, Vice President, Operations/Network Optimization/Fresh Dairy CCE, The Kroger Co.

Directors

  • John C. Bedrosian, Vice President, Manufacturing Division, Unified Grocers, Inc.  
  • Shay Braun, Senior Vice President, Operations & Procurement, Dean Foods Company
  • Philippe L. Caradec, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.
    Carmine Catalana IV, President, Cumberland Dairy Inc.
  • Paul Corney, President & COO, Saputo Dairy Foods USA
  • Robin Dubuc, Senior Director, Engineering and Operations, The Kroger Co.
  • Ralph Hallquist, Vice President, Sales, Borden Dairy Company
  • Timothy Kelly, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Shamrock Foods Company 
  • Brian Kennell, CEO & President, USA & Canada, Tetra Pak Inc. 
  • Lynette Krampf, QRO Director, Yoplait-USA 
  • Scott McGinty, President, Aurora Organic Dairy
  • Beau Mainous, Chief Customer Officer, Chobani, Inc.
  • Greg Meador, President, Plains Dairy, L.L.C. 
  • Donald K. Merrigan, President, Readington Farms, Inc. 
  • Andrei Mikhalevsky, President and CEO, California Dairies, Inc. 
  • Joe Oberweis, President & CEO, Oberweis Dairy, Inc. 
  • Frank Otis, President and CEO, Crystal Creamery
  • Pat Panko, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Fluid Milk & Ice Cream, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Riordan, Divisional Vice President, Global Dairy Operations, Abbott Nutrition
  • John Rooney, President & CEO, Evergreen Packaging 
  • Richard A. Shehadey, Chairman & CEO, Producers Dairy Foods, Inc. 
  • Doug Simon, President, USA Cheese Business Unit, Agropur Inc. 
  • Patricia D. Stroup, Head of Procurement, Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Tim Walls, Senior Vice President, US Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc. 
  • Lawrence Webster, CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. 

National Cheese Institute Officers

Chair:             Ron Dunford, President, Schreiber US, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Vice Chair:      David Ahlem, Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.
Secretary:       Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy of Minnesota/The Kroger Co.
Treasurer:       Louie Gentine, Chief Executive Officer, Sargento Foods Inc.

Advisory Committee

  • George K. Cornell, Jr., Vice President, Industry Relations, Pacific Cheese Co., Inc.
  • Jon Davis, President, Davisco Business Unit of Agropur Inc.
  • Lou Gentine, Chairman, Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company

Directors

  • Dale Andersen, President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.
  • Brian Baker, President, Baker Cheese, Inc.
  • Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
  • Robert D. Byrne, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Industry & Regulatory Affairs, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • Dermot Carey, Senior Vice President, Ingredients Division, Darigold, Inc.
  • Wilf Costello, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Glanbia Foods Inc.
  • Mark Davis, Partner, Davis Family Dairies, LLC
  • Michael Doyle, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foremost Farms USA
  • Greg Dryer, Senior Vice President - Industry and Government Relations, Saputo Cheese  USA Inc.
  • Jeff Fairless, President, Biery Cheese Company
  • Lance FitzSimmons, Senior Vice President – CFO, Leprino Foods Company
  • Tom Hedge, Senior Vice President, Technologies, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • Rita Keskinyan, Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rabobank - New York
  • Mark Korsmeyer, Executive Vice President, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
  • Mark G. Leddy, CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.
  • Thomas J. Murphy, President, Brewster Dairy, Inc.
  • Frederic Nalis, CEO of Bel Americas & Bel Brands USA, Bel Brands USA, Inc.
  • Rick Pedersen, CFO, Fonterra (USA) Inc.
  • Ed Pcolar, Senior Vice President of Operations, Cabot/McCadam
  • James C. Sartori, CEO, Sartori Company
  • Dan Zastoupil, President, Marathon Cheese Corporation
  • Dan Zagzebski, COO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.


International Ice Cream Association Officers

Chair:             Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kemps, LLC/ Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Vice Chair:     Alan Thomsen, President, Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc.
Secretary:      Rich D. Draper, Chief Executive Officer, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.
Treasurer:      Gary Aggus, President & General Manager, Hiland Dairy Foods Co., LLC

Advisory Committee

  • Paul Kruse, Chairman and CEO, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
  • Brian T. Perry, Executive Vice President & Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.
  • Patricia D. Stroup, Head of Procurement, Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Michael C. Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Directors

  • Philippe L. Caradec, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company,
  • IncJohn D. Cox, President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.
  • Luconda M. Dager, President, Velvet Ice Cream Company, Inc.
  • Randall Dei, Director-Dairy Industry, Safeway/Albertsons
  • Betsy Erdelyi, Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank
  • Carl A. Evans, Director of Operations-Manufacturing, Frozen Dairy, The Kroger Co.
  • Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company
  • Cary Grover, General Manager, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Co., LLC
  • Ed Hinson, Vice President- Ice Cream, Dean Foods Company
  • Kirk Heissel, Chief Operating Officer, Talenti Gelato/Unilever Ice Cream – N.A.
  • Tim Hopkins, Executive Vice President - Retail and Manufacturing, Friendly Ice Cream, LLC
  • Curt Jones, Founder and CEO, Dippin' Dots LLC
  • Ken Jorgensen, Director,  Dairy Operations, H-E-B
  • Jon Laschenski, Director, Dairy Operations, Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • Vic Mehren, General Manager, Ice Cream & Substantial Snacks, Mars Chocolate North America
  • Laraine Miller, Brand Development Director, Breyers & Popsicle, Unilever Ice Cream – N.A.
  • Dwight Moore, Vice President, Hunter Farms
  • Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Chris Olsen, Vice President, Community & Govt. Relations-Americas, Tate and Lyle Custom Ingredients
  • Corrinne Colombo Reed, Vice President, Dairy Products, International Dairy Queen, Inc.
  • Bill Reilly, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Material Solutions, The Schwan Food Company
  • Randall Rich, President, Rich Ice Cream Company
  • Shelley Roth, President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company
  • Steve Schmid, President, Smith Dairy Products Co.

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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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