The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) in Madison, Wisconsin, elected its 2016-17 officers and board of directors at its annual business meeting recently held in Chicago.
Jewel Hunt, group VP-bakery for Albertsons Cos., was elected chair. Hunt has served on the board of directors since 2010 and has been involved in many committees.
John Cheesman, VP of business development for Clyde’s Donuts, will continue to serve on the board as past chairman.
Other new officers for 2016-17 are:
• Executive Vice Chairman—Erik Waterkotte, senior director of sales, Columbus Craft Meats
• Vice Chairman—Rick Findlay, global executive coordinator of grocery, Whole Foods Market
• Treasurer—Gaetano Auricchio, EVP, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.
Three people were appointed to the board: Carter Califri, Norseland; Dominique Delugeau, Saputo Specialty Cheese; and Carmela Serebryany-Harris, Upper Crust Ltd.
Elected to serve three-year terms on the IDDBA Board of Directors are: Curt Coolidge, VP–in-store bakery, TreeHouse Foods; Linda Duwve, VP-sales and marketing, Emmi Roth USA; Findlay of Whole Foods; Hunt of Albertsons Cos.; Ray Lippert, DecoPac; and Joe Squires, customer marketing director, Land O’Lakes.
Other board members continuing to serve are: Jim Antrup, Dawn Food Products; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods; William Klump, Butterball; Eric LeBlanc, Tyson Foods; Dave Leonhardi, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Kevin McDonough, Weston Bakeries; Ed Meyer, Schnuck Markets; Mark Rudy, Hubert Co.; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods; Philippe Surget, Lactalis American Group; Jerry Suter, Meijer; Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Fresh; John Wellenzohn, Rich Products; and Voni Woods, Giant Eagle.
IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese, and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy many benefits and services including the annual seminar and expo, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools, and an annual trends report. For more information, call IDDBA at 608-310-5000 or visit iddba.org.