Kevin G. Jackson

The J.M. Smucker Company

IF Makers Series

Kevin is responsible for bringing many of the food industry’s most recognizable retail brands like Smucker’s®, Crisco® and Jif® to foodservice segments such as restaurants, C-stores and schools. The company’s ability to build strong relationships with customers centered on mutual respect and trust is a key reason for Smucker’s success. Get to know him.

Kevin Delahunt

Company Sargento Foods Inc.

IF Makers Series

Kevin worked his way through college as a bartender in a variety of establishments including restaurants, taverns, night clubs and Summerfest, the world's largest music festival in his home town of Milwaukee. Now Kevin is President of the Food Service Division at Sargento Foods, Inc. He notes that America has the most well developed foodservice marketplace in the world. Get to know him.

Michael Cannon

Surlean Foods

IF Makers Series

Managing the growth and development of the sales, marketing and R&D teams at Surlean Foods is quite the task, but somehow Michael finds time to help shape many of IFMA's programs. His motto, "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'better'" helps him stay on task and continuously seek improvement. Get to know him.

Kristin Bird

Sara Lee Foodservice - Division of Hillshire Brands

IF Makers Series

Kristin leads the field selling organization, customer and segment marketing, culinary and training at Sara Lee Foodservice. What's more, she is active throughout the industry, including her role in supporting the development of foodservice category management. Get to know her.


Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. Get to know him.

How Google Serves as a Guide to Manage Substantial Change in the Foodservice Industry

The foodservice industry is at a tipping point of massive change that is coming over the next five years and will dramatically affect how manufacturers, operators and distributors conduct business for decades to come. At IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, one executive from Google will provide insights on how the tech leader has reacted to rapid change, and the importance of anticipating transformation.

October: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds and specialties.

Bring your Operator Partner to Presidents Conference

Bring your operator guests to 2015 Presidents Conference and use the power of collaboration to increase your success, foster your relationships, and win the consumer’s choice – together. 

How to Elevate your Channel Relationships

How great would it be if manufacturers and operators were speaking the same language and were able to articulate their role in each other’s business?

Future of Foodservice Student Spotlight: Jonte Scott

IFMA's Educational Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice scholarship to further her studies in Hospitality Management.

Post MSLF Webinar: Utilizing Insights to Form Relevant Strategies

Developing data into insights can be challenging, and using those insights to inform action can prove to be even more difficult. Tim Hand, Partner at The Partnering Group, provided his perspective on best practices in these areas during his webinar titled “Utilizing Insights to Form Relevant Strategies”.

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