IDFA Cheese Board

The board members are tasked with providing strategic vision, policy direction and leadership on segment-specific issues. The board will conduct business in coordination with the IDFA Executive Council, through the chair and vice chair.

Officers - (Term ending January 2022)

Louie Gentine

IDFA Cheese Board Chair / CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

Doug Simon

IDFA Cheese Board Vice Chair / President, U.S. Operations, Agropur


Troy Ammann

Vice President, Cheese Sales, Agropur U.S. Operations

Brian Baker

President, Baker Cheese, Inc.

Bill Beaton

Chief Executive Officer, Agri-Mark, Inc. / Cabot

Michael L. Brown

Director of Dairy Supply Chain, The Kroger Co.

Wilf Costello

Chief Commercial Officer - Cheese Glanbia Nutritionals

Patrick Criteser

President and CEO, Tillamook County Creamery Association

Ron Dunford

President and CEO, Schreiber Foods

Kurt Epprecht

Vice President, Cheese Quality and Dairy Policy, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

Jeff Gentine

President & CEO, Masters Gallery Foods, Incorporated

Scott Graham

Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Bill Graham

CEO, Bel Brands USA, Inc.

Chris Hoeger

President, Prairie Farms Cheese Division

Kim S. Parks

Vice President, Business Optimization, Ingredients and Powder, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Rick Pedersen

President, Ornua Ingredients North America

Jim C. Sartori

Chairman of the Board, Sartori Company

Neal Schuman

President, Schuman Cheese

Doug Wilke

CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.

Dan Zastoupil

President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

Executive Council Members

Terry Brockman

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / Chief Business Officer, Saputo Dairy Division USA

Peter Cotter

General Manager, Cheese & Dairy, The Kraft Heinz Company

Mike Durkin

President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Jerry D. Kaminski

Chief Operating Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Tom Murphy

President, Brewster Cheese Company

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Dale Andersen

President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.

Betsy Erdelyi

Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank

Brian Rice

Principal, Rice Dairy LLC