IDDBA Welcomes Industry Luminaries to Board

A number of industry executives have been elected to serve as new members and officers of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s 2009-2010 board of directors.

John Sullivan, president & CEO, Norseland Inc., was elected as the association’s 46th president. An IDDBA officer and board member for seven years, Sullivan succeeds Ray Burke, president of Rich Products Corp.’s In-Store Bakery & Foodservice Division, who continues to serve on the organization’s board.

Other new IDDBA officers for 2009-2010 are EVP Mark Rudy, VP of sales, Hubert Co.; VP Steve Beekhuizen, SVP of sales, Dawn Food Products, Inc.; Treasurer Voni Woods, senior director of deli, Giant Eagle, Inc.

New leaders elected to serve for three-year terms include Dawn Food Product’s Beekhuizen; John Cheesman, regional VP of sales, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC; Rick Goodman, president/owner, Stillwater Provisions; Bill Klump, VP of marketing, Butterball, LLC; Ed Meyer, VP meat, deli, seafood & prepared foods, Schnuck Markets, Inc.; J.K. Symancyk, EVP of merchandising, Meijer, Inc.; Dotty VanderMolen, director of deli/bakery, Mascari Sales & Marketing; and Giant Eagle’s Voni Woods.

Other board members continuing to serve are Judy Bequette, corporate VP of bakery & coffee bar, Supervalu, Inc.; Mark Brown, president, Orval Kent; Kevin Delahunt, president - foodservice division, Sargento Foods, Inc.; Mike Farrand, VP of deli development, Hormel Foods Corp.; Dave Leonhardi, director foodservice & education, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.; Brian Lime, director of sales, Land O’Lakes, Inc.; Sean Moran, director of sales, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Robert Nectow, VP deli and prepared foods merchandising, The Stop and Shop Supermarket Co.; Judy Page, director of business development, Vaughan Foods, Inc./Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens; Dave Peterson, VP of retail sales, BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.; Greg Schlafer, VP/GM, General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice; Jerry Slater, national client services deli director/regional director Midwest, Acosta Fresh Foods; and Philippe Surget, president Lactalis Deli, Lactalis American Group.
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