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2020-21 IDDBA Officers and Board of Directors Announced

10/19/2020
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association announced the 2020-21 Officers and Board of Directors at their 2020 Annual Business Meeting, held virtually. Gaetano Auricchio, Executive Vice President of BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., will resume the role as the association’s Chairman of the Board. 

Other officers for 2020-21 are: Executive Vice Chairman – Dotty VanderMolen, Midwest Director-Fresh, Advantage Solutions; Vice Chairman – Dominique Delugeau, Sr. VP Specialty Cheese and International Trade, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.; Vice Chairman II – Peter Sirgy, EVP Sales, Marketing, R&D, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.; Treasurer – Carmela Serebryany, President, Upper Crust Ltd.; Immediate Past-Chairman – Rick Findlay, Industry Consultant.

Leaving the Board in 2020: John Wellenzohn, Erik Waterkotte
We want to thank John for his dedication and service to the IDDBA Board of Directors! He has faithfully served on our board for the past nine years, completing all three possible three-year terms. In addition to serving on the board, he has provided invaluable insight and experience to several committees, including the Bakery Advisory Committee, International Advisory Committee, and Industry Relations Committee. Thank you, John!

We also want to thank Erik Waterkotte for his service on the IDDBA Board of Directors and for serving as the Chairman of the Board in 2018. Over those 11 years, his involvement covered most every committee IDDBA has, including help in creation of the Ex-Officio Committee. Erik, thank you for your leadership, focus, and commitment to IDDBA!
 
Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors are: Gaetano Auricchio, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.; Alvino Battistoni, Rich Products Corporation; Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin; Heather Iafrate, Norseland Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods Corporation; Tom LaRochelle, Lactalis American Group; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.; and Jerry Suter, Weston Foods, Inc.
               
All members of the 2020-21 Board of Directors are: John Anderson, DecoPac, Inc.; Gaetano Auricchio, BelGioioso Cheese Inc.;  Jody Barrick, UNFI Fresh; Alvino Battistoni, Rich Products Corporation; Josh Bickford, Clyde’s Donuts; Steve Buffington, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp.; Curt Coolidge, Superior Cake Products, Inc./Hostess Brands, LLC.; Adam Grant, Butterball LLC.; Dominique Delugeau, Saputo Specialty Cheese; Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin; Mark Hadley, Albertsons Companies Heather Iafrate, Norseland Inc.; Jennifer Johnson, Hormel Foods Corporation; Tammy Kampsula, Giant Eagle, Inc.; Tom LaRochelle, Lactalis American Group, Inc.; Christian Lewis, Hubert Company; Carmela Serebryany, Upper Crust Ltd.; Peter Sirgy, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.; David Stearle, Land O’ Lakes Inc.; Jerry Suter, Weston Foods, Inc.; Dotty VanderMolen, Advantage Solutions; Karri Zwirlein, Tops Markets LLC.