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IDDBA announces new Officers and Board of Directors


October 12, 2018
By Bakers Journal
Left to right: Rick Findlay, Mike Eardley, Erik Waterkotte Image courtesy of IDDBA

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association announced the 2018-19 Officers and Board of Directors at their Annual Business Meeting, held recently in Rosemont, IL.

Rick Findlay, VP of Fresh, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, assumes the role of the association’s Chairman of the Board. He has served on the board of directors since 2012 and has been involved in many committees.

Erik Waterkotte, senior director of sales, Columbus Craft Meats, will continue to serve on the board of directors as past chairman.

Other officers for 2018-19 are: Executive Vice Chairman – Gaetano Auricchio, executive vice president, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.; vice chairman – Dotty VanderMolen, Midwest director-Fresh, Advantage Fresh; and treasurer – Dominique Delugeau, Sr VP specialty cheese, deli & marketing Saputo Specialty Cheese.

Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors are: Darryl Bacon, Casey’s General Stores, Inc.; Jody Barrick, SuperValu, Inc.; Josh Bickford, Clyde’s Donuts; Eric Le Blanc, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Christian Lewis, Hubert Company; Michelle Lieszkovszky, Butterball, LLC; Tammy Kampsula, Giant Eagle, Inc.; and Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Fresh.

Additional members of the 2018-19 Board of Directors are: Steve Buffington, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp.; Carter Califri, Norseland, Inc.; Curt Coolidge, Superior Cake Products, Inc./Hostess Brands, LLC; Linda Duwve, Emmi Roth USA; Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin; Alan Hamer, Stefano Foods, Inc./Smithfield Foods; Jewel Hunt, Albertsons Companies; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods Corporation; Tom LaRochelle, Lactalis American Group, Inc.; Carmela Serebryany-Harris, Upper Crust Ltd.; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods; David Stearle, Land O’ Lakes; Jerry Suter, Weston Foods, Inc.; and John Wellenzohn, Rich Products Corporation.