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IDDBA elects new officers, board of directors


October 30, 2014
By IDDBA

Oct. 30, 2014, Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association elected the 2014-2015 officers and board of directors for 2014-15 at its annual business meeting in Chicago.  

Oct. 30, 2014, Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association elected the 2014-2015 officers and board of directors for 2014-15 at its annual business meeting in Chicago. 
Leonhardi_DaveDavid Leonhardi (pictured), director of trade shows, tours and events for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc., was elected as the association’s chairman of the board. He has served on the board of directors since 2002 and has been actively involved in many committees. William G. Klump, chief marketing officer, Butterball LLC, continues to serve on the board as past chairman.
Other new officers for 2014-2015 are: executive vice chairman — John Cheesman, vice president, Maplehurst Bakeries LLC; vice chairman — Jewel Hunt, group vice president, Safeway Inc.; and treasurer — Erik Waterkotte, director of sales, John Morrell Food Group.
Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the IDDBA board of directors are: Gaetano Auricchio, vice president, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.; Craig Drefcinski, Kroger Team director, Hormel Foods Corp.; David Leonhardi, director of trade shows, tours and events for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Inc.; Peter Sirgy, executive vice president, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.; Philippe Surget, retail division president, Lactalis American Group Inc.; Erik Waterkotte, director of sales, John Morrell Food Group; and John Wellenzohn, bakery and deli division vice president, Rich Products Corp.
Other board members continuing to serve are: Jim Antrup, Dawn Food Products Inc.; John Cheesman, Maplehurst Bakeries LLC; Linda Duwve, Emmi Roth USA Inc.; Rick Findlay, Whole Foods Market Inc.; Glenn E. Harmon, Pricesmart Inc.; Tim Holler, Schreiber Foods; Jewel Hunt, Safeway Inc.; William G. Klump, Butterball LLC; Ray Lippert, Bakery Crafts; Edward R. Meyer, Schnuck Markets Inc.; Mark Rudy, Hubert Company; Greg Schlafer, Lamb Weston Inc.; Joe Squires, Land O’Lakes Inc.; J.K. Symancyk, Meijer Inc.; Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Waypoint LLC; and Voni A. Woods, Giant Eagle Inc.