MADISON, WIS. - The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has named its 2020-21 officers and board of directors. Gaetano Auricchio, executive vice president of BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., will resume the role as the association’s chairman of the board.
IDDBA also announced the departure of 11-year board member Erik Waterkotte from The Fresh Group and nine-year board member John Wellenzohn from Rich Products Corporation.
“We want to thank John for his dedication and service to the IDDBA Board of Directors,” according to IDDBA. “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.”
“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,” IDDBA added. “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.