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2013 IFMA Board of Directors Announced Kent Walrack, Lyons Magnus, Elected Chairman of the Board

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), a leading trade association, established in 1952, comprising more than 300 of the world's most prestigious food, equipment and supply manufacturers and other organizations that support the foodservice industry, announced that 10 new officers and directors have been elected to the 2013 Board of Directors.

Kent Walrack, President & Chief Operating Officer, Lyons Magnus has been elected as chairman of the board.

Walrack began his career at Lyons Magnus 29 years ago and has remained with the company throughout three relocations and nine promotions. In 2012, IFMA awarded Walrack the Key Person Award at The IFMA/IFDA Presidents Conference, a premier industry event for foodservice leaders. The annual award honors an individual in the foodservice manufacturer community who has an exceptional record of activity and high level of commitment to IFMA.

"Kent brings to IFMA a depth of foodservice experience that few can duplicate," said Larry Oberkfell, President & CEO, IFMA. He and Lyons Magnus are fully committed to the success of our industry and we are confident they will positively influence our member community in 2013."  

IFMA provides programs and events that enable members to connect with fellow foodservice leaders and supply chain partners, discover key insights and best practices and optimize their execution for success.


IFMA 2013 Board of Directors



Officers    

Directors



Chairman

Doug Allison

Kent Walrack

Vice President of Industry Relations &

President & COO

Communications

Lyons Magnus

PepsiCo Foodservice



First Vice Chairman

Michael Cannon

Loren Kimura

Vice President Sales & Marketing

President & CEO

Surlean Foods

Basic American Foods



Jim Clough

Vice Chairman

President

Richard Ferranti

Schwan's Food Service Inc.

Executive Vice President & COO


Rich Products Corporation 

Don Davis


President, Foodservice

Vice Chairman 

Hillshire Brands

Joe Bybel


Vice President Marketing & Innovation 

Dave Dudick

McCain Foods USA 

Senior Vice President & President Bakeries and


Foodservice

Treasurer 

General Mills, Inc.

Kevin Delahunt


President-Food Service Division 

Connie Fuller

Sargento Foods Inc. 

Director of Sales


B&G Foods, Inc.

Educational Foundation Chairman


Ray Welch 

Frank Graves

President 

Vice President Branded Solutions – US Regions

ThirsTea Corp. 

Starbucks Coffee Company



2012 Chairman  

John Hans

Mark Bendix  

President, U.S. Foodservice

CEO             

Heinz North America

East Balt Bakeries



Rod Hepponstall

2011 Chairman 

Vice President & General Manager

Mike Hickey  

Lamb Weston/ConAgra Foods

Executive Vice President & President Global   


Institutional

Eric Hetrick

Ecolab 

Managing Director, P&G Professional, Americas


The Procter & Gamble Company




Brian Huff


President


Kellogg's Specialty Channels




Marc Jennings


Vice President Field Sales


Cargill, Inc.




Phil Kafarakis


Vice President Food Service


McCormick & Company, Inc.




Rick Kirkpatrick


Vice President Sales & Marketing


Sweet Street Desserts




Tim Levenda


Vice President Sales


Pactiv LLC




Simon Marshall


President, North America


Uniliver Food Solutions




Bill McClellan


Vice President Foodservice


Dawn Food Products




Perry Miele


President


Nestle Professional North America – Food




Ken Miller


Vice President & General Manager Foodservice


The J.M. Smucker Company                             




Alfredo Ortiz


Vice President of Foodservice National Accounts


CSM Bakery Products




Fred Paglia


President, Kraft Foodservice North America


Kraft Foods Group, Inc.




Kathleen Schartner


Vice President, National Accounts


Sani Professional




John Schmitz


Vice President & General Manager


Land O'Lakes, Inc.




Ben Shanley


Vice President Distributor Development


Coca-Cola Refreshments USA




Malcolm Simmonds


Vice President Foodservice Sales & Marketing


J.R. Simplot Company




Lisa Will


Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Lawrence Foods, Inc.

For more information on IFMA, contact Lisa Ptak at lisa@ifmaworld.com or 312-253-4690 and visit ifmaworld.com.

About International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)

IFMA is a leading trade association comprising more than 300 of the world's most prestigious food, equipment and supply manufacturers in the $600 billion foodservice industry, as well as related marketing service organizations, trade publications, distributors and brokers. IFMA's mission is to serve as a business partner to its members by bringing them relevant, actionable services that are fundamental to their business assessment, planning and execution.

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