IDFA Ingredients 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.


Daragh Maccabee

CEO, Idaho Milk Products

Gustavo Acosta Garza

Director, Global Dairy Procurement, Global Supply Operations, Abbot Nutrition


Marshall Reece

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Associated Milk Producers Inc.

Richard Allen

President of the Americas and Europe, Fonterra (USA) Inc.

Brad Anderson

President & CEO, California Dairies, Inc.

Martin Bates

President, Ingredient Solutions, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Robert Chesler

Chief Executive Officer, United Dairymen of Arizona

Yann Connan

Vice President of Sales - Lactalis Ingredients, Lactalis American Group

Steven Cooper

President/General Manager, Dairy Manufacturing, Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC

Joe Coote

President, Global Ingredients and Supply Chain, Darigold

Kimberly Fisk

Head of Global Procurement, Commodities, Nestle

Tim Galloway

CEO, Galloway Company

Leon Gregorich

CEO, Grassland Dairy Products

Darin Hanson

Vice President, Milk Division & Risk Management, Foremost Farms USA

Chris Hoeger

President, Prairie Farms Cheese Division

Henrik Hoejen Andersen

CEO, Arla Foods Ingredients

Hoyt Huffman

Chief Executive Officer, Bluegrass Dairy and Food, Inc.

Kyle Jensen

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hilmar Cheese and Ingredients

Mike John

Chief Operating Officer, Milk Marketing and Membership Services, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

Niamh Kelly

Senior Vice President, Glanbia Nutritionals

Dan LaMarche

Senior Vice President of Ingredients, Agropur

David Lenzmeier

Chief Executive Officer, Milk Specialties Global

Vinith Poduval

Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

William L. Schreiber

Chief Executive Officer, O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc.

√ćarlaith Smyth

President, Ornua Foods North America

Philip Vanderpol

President and CEO, Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

Auke Zeilstra

Managing Director - North America RSO Director and Country Manager, FrieslandCampina Ingredients North America

Executive Council Members

Terry Brockman

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

Jay Bryant

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Vice Chair / Chief Executive Officer, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

Joe Diglio

President and CEO, Michigan Milk Producers Association

Mike Durkin

Vice Chair / President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Kurt Epprecht

IDFA Cheese Board Vice Chair / Vice President, Cheese Quality and Dairy Policy, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Ted Jacoby, III

President and CEO, T. C. Jacoby & Company, Inc.

Tom Shaver

Head of Strategic Accounts & Partnerships North America, ABB

Patti Smith

CEO, DairyAmerica

Directors Leaving

Calvin Gregorich

Director of Ingredient Procurement and Sales, Grassland Dairy Products

Jim Lees

President, Americas, Fonterra

Brian Linney

Chief Operating Officer, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

Tony Pallios

Vice President/General Manager, Hilmar Ingredients