IDDBA officers and board of directors elected

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association elected the 2012-2013 Officers and Board of Directors at their Annual Business Meeting, held recently in Chicago, IL Voni Woods, Senior Director of Deli, Giant Eagle, Inc., Harmony, PA, was elected as the association’s 49th president. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and has been actively involved in several committees. She is a leader, a motivator, and a visionary. Steve Beekhuizen, Senior Vice President of Sales, Dawn Food Products, Inc., Littleton, CO, continues to serve on the Board of Directors as Past President.

Other new officers for 2012-2013 are: Executive Vice President — Bill Klump, Senior Vice President Marketing, Butterball, LLC, Garner, NC; Vice President — Dave Leonhardi, Director of Education & Events, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc., Madison, WI; and Treasurer — John Cheesman, Vice President Sales-Corporate Accounts, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, Brownsburg, IN.

Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the IDDBA Board of Directors are: Steve Beekhuizen, Senior Vice President of Sales, Dawn Food Products, Inc., Littleton, CO; John Cheesman, Vice President Sales-Corporate Accounts, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, Brownsburg, IN; Glenn Harmon, Senior Vice President, PriceSmart, Inc., Miami, FL; Bill Klump, Senior Vice President Marketing, Butterball, LLC, Garner, NC; Ed Meyer, Vice President of Meat and Seafood, Schnuck Markets Inc., St. Louis, MO; Mark Rudy, Vice President of Sales, Hubert Company, Harrison, OH; J.K. Symancyk, Chief Operating Officer, Meijer, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Dotty VanderMolen, Senior Account Executive, Advantage Waypoint LLC, Grand Rapids, MI; Voni Woods, Senior Director of Deli, Giant Eagle, Inc., Harmony, PA.

Other Board members continuing to serve are: Mark Brown, President, Fresh Creative Foods; Linda Duwve, Vice President of Retail Sales, Emmi Roth USA; Mike Farrand, Director New Channel Development, Hormel Foods Corporation; Rick Findlay, Vice President Purchasing, Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Jewel Hunt, Vice President of Corp. Pharmacy, Safeway Inc.; Dave Leonhardi, Director of Education & Events, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.; Sean Moran, Vice President, Sales, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Dave Peterson, Vice President of Retail Sales, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.; Greg Schlafer, Vice President/General Manager of Bakeries & Foodservice Division, General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice; Jerry Slater, National Client Services Director, Acosta Fresh Foods; John Sullivan, President & CEO, Norseland Inc.; Philippe Surget, President, Lactalis Deli, Lactalis American Group; David Vroom, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Sargento Foods Inc.; Erik Waterkotte, Director of Sales-Deli, John Morrell Food Group; and John Wellenzohn, Vice President, Sales - ISB Division, Rich Products Corporation.