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NFRA Elects New 2023 Officers, Directors

Kevin Schwab

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association elected its officers and members of the board for 2022-23 at its annual meeting on Oct. 15.

Kevin Schwab, EVP and CCO of sales and marketing for The Pictsweet Co., has been elected to serve a second term as NFRA board chairman. Schwab has served on the NFRA board from 2003-05 and again from 2012-22. He served as chairman-elect from 2019-21. Schwab is also a member of the Honorable Order of Golden Penguins.

Other officers announced at the meeting were Neil Ritchey, InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, chairman-elect; Tracy Aquila, Southeastern Grocers, secretary; Mark Tarzwell, Ateeco/Mrs. T’s Pierogies, treasurer; Tye Anthony, Associated Wholesale Grocers, vice chairman – frozen; and Joey Bates, Harris Teeter, vice chairman – refrigerated.

Newly elected to the NFRA board were: Bryan Chartrand, Acosta Sales & Marketing; Parag Shah, The Giant Co.; Clinton Wilson, Sargento Foods; Shawn Darmody, Target Corp.; and Teresa Whitney, Albertsons Cos..

Re-elected to the association board were: Jim Buchta, Crossmark; Tony Caloroso, Schraad Sales and Marketing; Angie Christos, Tyson Foods; Derek DeMuth, Ajinomoto Foods North America; Joe Mueller, Kellogg Co.; and David Panter, Associated Food Stores.

National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association is a nonprofit representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. It is the sponsor of March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and the Cool Food for Kids educational outreach program.

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