Rich Products is broadening its industry leadership with the announcement of four notable board appointments across leading food industry and foodservice organizations.

Rich’s leaders now serve on the influential boards of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and Niagara University’s Food Marketing Center of Excellence.

Recent board appointments include:

  • Kevin Spratt, president, U.S./Canada region, has joined the board of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the largest foodservice trade association in the world and a long-time partner of Rich’s.
  • Mary Kiener, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, Planning and Logistics, was recently appointed to the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) board of directors, an organization that Rich’s has been a proud partner of for more than three decades.
  • Lauren Lopez, senior vice president, Foodservice, has been appointed to the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association board (IFMA).
  • Marie-Claude Laprade, vice president, strategy and customer marketing has joined the board of Niagara University’s Food Marketing Center of Excellence, a program Rich’s played an integral role in developing from the ground up.

“We’re relentlessly committed to keeping our finger on the pulse of the food industry, driving the future of food and ultimately creating greater value for our customers,” says Richard Ferranti, chief executive officer, Rich Products. “That comes from what we do both inside and outside the walls of Rich’s. Our senior leaders bring diverse views, perspectives and expertise to the table through their collective board service, collaborating with other influencers across the food business landscape. I’m confident they’ll each make a unique impact on these critical food industry organizations, while giving back to the industry we serve.”