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

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / CEO, Idaho Milk Products

Gustavo Acosta

IDFA Ingredients Board Vice Chair / Director, Global Dairy Procurement, Global Supply Operations, Abbot Nutrition


Richard Allen

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

Yann Connan

Vice President of Sales - Lactalis Ingredients, Lactalis American Group

Steven Cooper

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

Luis Cubel

CEO, Arla Food Ingredients

Kimberly Fisk

Head of Global Procurement, Commodities, Nestle

Tim Galloway

CEO, Galloway Company

Leon Gregorich

CEO, Grassland Dairy Products

Hoyt Huffman

Chief Executive Officer, Bluegrass Dairy and Food, Inc.

Kyle Jensen

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hilmar Cheese and Ingredients

Niamh Kelly

Chief Product Officer-Dairy Strategy

Dan LaMarche

Senior Vice President of Ingredients, Agropur

David Lenzmeier

Chief Executive Officer, Milk Specialties Global

Vinith Poduval

Executive Vice President & President, India, Asia Pacific, and Emerging Products and Services, Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Marshall Reece

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

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

Secretary / Senior Vice President Dairy Procurement, Ingredients and Industry Affairs, Saputo USA

Joe Diglio

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Chair / President and CEO, Michigan Milk Producers Association

Mike Durkin

Vice Chair / President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Kurt Epprecht

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

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Eric Hansen

CEO, Global Dairy Trade

Ted Jacoby, III

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

Tom Shaver

Head of Strategic Accounts & Partnerships North America, ABB

NextGen Board Members

Rylen Dickey

Sales Director - Ingredients, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Klazien Voogt

Sales Director, North America, Fonterra