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Associations Welcome New Board Members

May 09, 2013

During the spring board meetings held this week, IDFA and its three constituent organizations – the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) – organizations voted on board members to fill six vacant positions.


  • Al Beninati, senior vice president and general manager, North America, Ecolab Inc.

Milk Industry Foundation

  • Erin Sharp, vice president of operations, The Kroger Co.

National Cheese Institute

  • Brian Phelan, executive director - group development and global cheese, Glanbia Foods Inc.
  • Mark Piper, vice president, operations, Fonterra (USA) Inc.

International Ice Cream Association

  • Bill Reilly, vice president, strategic sourcing and material solutions, The Schwan Food Company
  • Carl Evans, director of operations, The Kroger Co.

For a complete list of officers and board members with each organization, visit the Boards & Committees section.

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