The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the election of officers and directors to its 2021 board of directors.
Incoming chair of the board, Hugh Roth, is chief customer and business officer at PepsiCo Foodservice. During his tenure on the IFMA Board, Roth has served as the chair of the IFMA Education Foundation for two years, promoting the vast career opportunities in foodservice manufacturing to the next generation of leaders. He was honored in 2019 for his work and commitment to the education of the foodservice industry with the William J. Tobin Award. At the IFMA Presidents Conference last month, Roth was presented with the 2020 IFMA Key Person Award for his extraordinary level of activity and commitment to the work of the Association.
2021 Executive Committee
In addition to Roth, the following IFMA board members will be serving on the association's executive committee:
first vice-chair: Herb Ring, national foodservice director at The Hershey Company
vice-chair: Jamie McKeon, senior vice president, Demand Creation at Rich Products Corporation
vice-chair: Jim Kinnerk, president at Conagra Foodservice
treasurer: Ben Wexler, president at Custom Culinary, Inc.
membership chair: Teri Trullinger, vice president sales at Cargill Foodservice
education foundation chair: Alec Frisch, vp & general manager foodservice at Georgia-Pacific
at large: Paul Edmondson, commercial director at P&G Professional Americas
at large: Joe Cusick, vice president foodservice at Mondelēz International
2021 Board Members
Nine new members have also been elected to IFMA's board of directors, including:
Rosalyn Emerson, director of marketing at Chobani
Heidi Keathley, vice president sales & marketing at Signature Bread
Julie Lim, president of sales foodservice at CAULIPOWER, LLC
Art Michaels, vice president foodservice at Smithfield Foods
Peter Parthenis, CEO at Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods
Ashley Peeples, president foodservice at Royal Cup Coffee
Tom Rupkey, vice president sales at High Liner Foods Inc.
Mark Schremp, vice president food service channel at Saputo Dairy
Marisa Stoehr, vice president foodservice at FoodStory Brands
IFMA announced that the following board members will continue to serve the association and the industry in 2021:
Luis Andrade, senior vice president of foodservice at Ventura Foods
Tom Bell, vice president, general manager, Prepared Foods at Wayne Farms LLC
Eric Blumenthal, vice president at The Coca-Cola Company
Alicia Cleary, director of trade relations & industry affairs at Anheuser-Busch
Greg Cocchiarella, vice president, global hospitality at Ecolab
Kelly Crouse, senior vice president & chief commercial officer at C.H. Guenther
Michael Crouse, president US Foodservice / Away From Home at KraftHeinz
Ahmad Hamade, chief executive officer & co-founder at CraftMark Bakery
Don Hornish, vice president of foodservice at Bimbo Bakeries USA
Oliver Kelly, president of foodservice & direct to retail at Kerry
Mary Klakulak-Sclafani, vice president market innovation strategy at Genpak LLC
Joe Kunde, vice president indirect & corporate distribution at McCain Foods USA, Inc.
Nanette Luningham, vp foodservice marketing & channel development, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Mike Nestor, vice president of foodservice sales at Stratas Foods LLC
Beau Netzer, senior vice president foodservice at Aryzta LLC
Mark Ourada, group vice president foodservice at Hormel Foods Sales, LLC
Bob Pierce, senior vice president North America at Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
Zachary Ramos, vice president & general manager foodservice at Kellogg Company
David Rizley, vice president of strategic accounts at Essity Professional Hygiene
Tim Wayne, general manager and vp, Away-From-Home at The J.M. Smucker Company