The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) elected the 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors at their Annual Business Meeting, held recently in Chicago. Jewel Hunt, Group Vice President Bakery, Albertsons Companies, was elected as the association’s Chairman of the Board. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and has been involved in many committees. John Cheesman, Vice President Business Development, Clyde’s Donuts, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Past Chairman.
Other new officers for 2016-2017 are: Executive Vice Chairman – Erik Waterkotte, Sr. Director of Sales, Columbus Craft Meats; Vice Chairman – Rick Findlay, Global Executive Coordinator of Grocery, Whole Foods Market, Inc.; and Treasurer – Gaetano Auricchio, Executive Vice President, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.
Three people were also appointed to the Board of Directors: Carter Califri, Norseland Inc.; Dominique Delugeau, Saputo Specialty Cheese; and Carmela Serebryany-Harris, Upper Crust Ltd.
Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the IDDBA Board of Directors are: Curt Coolidge, Vice President – In Store Bakery, TreeHouse Foods, Inc.; Linda Duwve, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Emmi Roth USA, Inc.; Rick Findlay, Global Executive Coordinator of Grocery, Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Jewel Hunt, Group Vice President Bakery, Albertsons Companies; Ray Lippert, DecoPac, Inc.; Joe Squires, Customer Marketing Director, Land O’Lakes Inc.
Other Board members continuing to serve are: Jim Antrup, Dawn Food Products, Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods Corporation; William Klump, Butterball, LLC; Eric LeBlanc, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Dave Leonhardi, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.; Kevin McDonough, Weston Bakeries; Ed Meyer, Schnuck Markets Inc.; Mark Rudy, Hubert Company; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.; Philippe Surget, Lactalis American Group, Inc.; Jerry Suter, Meijer, Inc.; Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Fresh; John Wellenzohn, Rich Products Corporation; and Voni Woods, Giant Eagle, Inc.