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IDDBA President, CEO Eardley Announces Retirement

Michael Eardley

The upcoming retirement of Michael Eardley, president and CEO, was announced at the recent annual board meeting of the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association.

“We are thankful for Mike’s guidance of the association throughout his tenure. His knowledge and dedication to our industry enabled IDDBA to grow our annual trade show event and year-round educational resources,” said Dotty Vandermolen of Fresh Solutions, and immediate past board chair.

The executive committee has begun the search process for the next president and CEO of IDDBA. The committee will be accepting letters of interest and resumes through Dec. 3. Interested parties should submit these requirements via email to Katie Hilbrands at [email protected]. The committee will reach out to finalists for an interview in January.

IDDBA was founded in 1964 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin. It has evolved to reflect the changing scope of members’ needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries. The IDDBA helps its members (inclusive of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and brokers) enhance their economic position, by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities. The IDDBA’s annual trade show features the finest in dairy, deli and bakery including new products, suppliers, contacts, buyers and ideas.

IDDBA’s website features IDDBA’s history and more information about the association’s members, research, training and certification programs. The annual trade show is featured online, along with more information about its scholarships, recognition and mentoring programs, career center and community resources.

IDDBA is a nonprofit serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries. Member companies enjoy exclusive benefits and services including the annual tradeshow, leading-edge research, training programs, management tools and an annual trends report.

For more information about IDDBA, visit iddba.org.

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