IDDBA Chairman Erik Waterkotte (left) and award recipient Bill Klump.

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA)'s annual event is underway in New Orlean, Louisiana. On Sunday, June 10, IDDBA Chairman Erik Waterkotte proudly presented the 2018 Chairman's Award to Bill Klump.

This award recognizes those who put in a lifetime of service and dedication to the industry and have led with vision and commitment. Bill Klump has spent a large majority of his career in food marketing for companies such as ConAgra, Sara Lee, Hillshire Farms, and Butterball, and has been a part of IDDBA’s Board of Directors since 2006.

IDDBA 18 will continue throughout the next two days. On Monday, June 11, speakers include Daymond John of ABC hit show Shark Tank, IDDBA president and CEO Mike Eardley, CEO and Co-Founder of Code Eight Jennifer Fleiss, and CEO of SAP America Bill McDermott.