International Dairy Foods Association Elects Directors, Officers

International Dairy Foods Association Elects Directors, Officers

IDFA and constituent organizations elected new officers and directors for 2012-2013

During September board meetings, the International Dairy Foods Association and its three constituent organizations – the Milk Industry Foundation, the National Cheese Institute and the International Ice Cream Association – elected new officers and voted on new board members.

IDFA and constituent organizations elected new officers and directors for 2012-2013

Leading each association for the next year will be: IDFA Chair Mike Nosewicz, vice president - manufacturing, fresh dairy, The Kroger Co.; IDFA Vice Chair and NCI Chair Jon Davis, president and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.; IDFA Secretary and MIF Chair Ed Mullins, executive vice president & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; and IDFA Treasurer and IICA Chair Patty Stroup, head of procurement, global milk products procurement, Nestle S.A.

"IDFA appreciates the time, resources and talents that these industry leaders tirelessly provide to the dairy industry," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "We're grateful to all who serve as officers and directors, especially during challenging times that require tough decisions and expanded involvement." 

The IDFA chairmanship is open to any former leader of one of the three constituent organizations for up to a two-year term. Nosewicz is a former MIF chairman and sits on the MIF advisory committee. The chairmen of MIF, NCI and IICA are elected by their respective board members for two-year terms.

The officers and directors for IDFA, MIF, NCI and IICA are:

2012-2013 International Dairy Foods Association Officers

Chair: Mike Nosewicz, Vice President-Manufacturing, Fresh Dairy, The Kroger Co.; Vice Chair: Jon Davis, President and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.; Secretary: Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; Treasurer: Patty Stroup, Head of Procurement, Global Milk Products Procurement, Nestle S.A.

2012-2013 Milk Industry Foundation Officers

Chair: Ed Mullins, Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; Vice Chair: Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC; Secretary: Gregg Tanner, President, Fresh Dairy Direct and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company; Treasurer: Mike Smith, Vice President of Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.; 2012-2013 National Cheese Institute Officers; Chair: Jon Davis, President and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc.; Vice Chair: Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company; Secretary: Ron Dunford, President & COO, Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Treasurer: Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

2012-2013 International Ice Cream Association Officers

Chair: Patty Stroup, Head of Procurement, Global Milk Products Procurement, Nestle S.A.; Vice Chair: Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.; Secretary: Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America; Treasurer: Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC

IDFA Board of Directors

Representing MIF

Miriam Erickson Brown, President & CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company; Philippe Caradec, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, The Dannon Company, Inc.; Martin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Fresh Dairy Direct, Dean Foods Company; Tim Galloway, CEO, Galloway Company; Jeff Kaneb, Executive Vice President, HP Hood LLC; Farouk Salim, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Borden Dairy Co., a Subsidiary of Grupo LALA; Mike Smith, Vice President of Manufacturing, Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Gregg A. Tanner, President, Fresh Dairy Direct and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dean Foods Company; Jerry Tidwell, Senior Vice President, Supply Operations, Safeway Inc.; Jill Wyant, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Food & Beverage Division, Ecolab Inc.

Representing NCI

John Breeden, Vice President, Regional Industry Management, DuPont™ Danisco®; Terry Brockman, President & COO, U.S. Division, Saputo Cheese USA Inc. ; Ron Dunford, President & COO, Operations, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; Dave Fuhrmann, President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative; Lou Gentine, Chairman & CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.; Jim Lehman, General Manager, Pace Dairy of Minnesota/The Kroger Co.; Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Leprino Foods Company; Kevin Toland, CEO & President, Glanbia USA/Global Nutritionals, Glanbia USA; Gary Vanic, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.; George Zoghbi, President, Cheese & Dairy, Kraft Foods N.A., Inc.

Representing IICA

Bennie Brigham, Chairman of the Board, Pecan Deluxe Candy Company; John Cox, Executive Vice President, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.; Craig Hall, General Manager, Ice Cream, Mars Chocolate North America; Lou Galliker, Chairman & President, Galliker Dairy Company; Paul Kruse, CEO & President, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.; Rachel Kyllo, Vice President, Marketing, Kemps LLC; Corrinne Colombo Reed, Vice President, Dairy Products, International Dairy Queen, Inc.; Bruce Saugstad, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Ice Cream Division, The Schwan Food Company; Mike Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

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