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FMI Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors

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FMI – The Food Industry Association has announced additions to its board of directors elected during the group’s January meeting.

“The food industry is on the cusp of momentous change, with new technologies poised to alter the way food businesses operate,” said FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin.

“FMI is proud to welcome these esteemed individuals from both retailer and supplier companies to our board of directors to lend their perspectives and expertise as we seek to navigate these changes together. I’m confident that the addition of these industry leaders to our board will further strengthen our ability to carry out our strategic vision, embrace change and take advantage of new opportunities before us.”

The new members build on FMI’s commitment to a broad representation of the supplier and retailer/wholesaler communities within the association’s leadership.

“People are at the core of what we do every day in the food industry. Even as we witness incredible technological change that will drive greater efficiencies for our businesses, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing communities with safe, nourishing food,” said Brian George, FMI chair and Alex Lee’s president, chairman and CEO.

“FMI’s new directors are shining examples of industry leaders who have the courage to embrace innovation and the resolve to always put the customer first. We look forward to their contributions as they help us lead the industry forward in the transformative years ahead.”

New directors elected for a three-year term:

  • Joe Fantozzi, Allegiance Retail Services;
  • Tony Hoggett, Amazon.com Inc.; and
  • Joel Rampoldt, Lidl U.S.

Chairman’s appointees elected for a one-year term:

  • Bruce Brown, WK Kellogg Co.;
  • Tom Flocco, Pete and Gerry’s Organics;
  • Dana McNabb, General Mills Inc.;
  • Carrie Sander, Kellanova; and
  • Terry Thomas, Flowers Foods.

A full member listing of FMI’s leadership can be found here.

About FMI

As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. 

FMI brings together a range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as a wide variety of companies providing critical services – to amplify the collective work of the industry.

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