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.

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.

Mike Villano

Basic American Foods

IF Makers Series

Mike Villano is no stranger to hard work. After getting his start in foodservice managing seafood restaurants in Manhattan, he learned quickly what types of challenges operators face on a daily basis. This foundational knowledge and his "no shortcuts" approach helps him ensure Basic American Foods' customers thrive in the restaurant business. Get to know him.

Larry Oberkfell


IF Makers Series

A seasoned food industry executive with more than 30 years experience working for Anchor Foods, The Schwan Food Company, Orval Kent, Rich Products and IFMA, Larry is a high-energy slayer of comfort zones-approaching every challenge with an open mind and a smile. Get to know him.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 29 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. Get to know him.

Involve Your Emerging Leader in Foodservice Conversations

With consumer needs and technology evolving at a rapid pace, foodservice is undergoing a transformative change that requires the best and brightest minds working to win the consumer’s food dollar.  Where better to help strengthen the leadership skills and knowledge of your organization’s emerging leaders than at Presidents Conference, where executive leaders meet to discuss issues and more?

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.

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Presidents Conference

Presidents Conference is the place "Where Leaders Meet." IFMA, NRA and IFDA come together to co-host this premier, top-to-top forum for senior-level operators, distributors and manufacturers.

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