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

Kimberly Fisk

Head of Global Procurement, Commodities, Nestle

Tim Galloway

CEO, Galloway Company

Leon Gregorich

CEO, Grassland Dairy Products

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

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.

Marshall Reece

Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Associated Milk Producers 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

Secretary / Chief Business Officer, Saputo Dairy Division USA

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

NextGen Board Members

Kristin de la Porte

CFO, Valley Milk LLC