Teri Trullinger

Cargill Foodservice

IF Makers Series

Teri leads a sales team & broker network to execute on the Cargill foodservice strategy and meeting. She is responsible for meeting the overall goals of the business. Her first job in foodservice was in a small town in Minnesota. Her advice to those new to foodservice is “stay focused.” Get to know her.

Steve Hammel

U.S. Navy Regional Southwest

IF Makers Series

Steve Hammel directs U.S. Navy operations of 40 retail foodservice facilities serving 30,000 meals daily with annual sales of $45 million. More than 900,000 meals are served to active duty military in 11 Navy Five Star galley operations—five having been awarded the Ney Memorial Award for foodservice excellence. Get to know him.

Gretchen Sussman

CSM Bakery Solutions

IF Makers Series

Gretchen develops and communicates clear and actionable strategies, while also removing barriers to her team's success at CSM Bakery Solutions. Further, she also prioritizes getting to know customers and offering value-added solutions to improve business results. Get to know her.

Larry Oberkfell

IFMA

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.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IFMA's Presidents Conference

At the IFMA Presidents Conference, November 5-7 in Phoenix, AZ, the robust content and dynamic presentations will cater to all types of foodservice professionals. Here are the Top 5 reasons for you to attend:

IFMA Announces Recipients of the 11th Annual Distributor Awards

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announces the recipients of the 11th annual Distributor Awards, which acknowledges distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. US Foods, Ben E. Keith Foods and Bill Day will each be honored at the Distributor Awards ceremony during IFMA's 55th annual Presidents Conference, co-hosted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) in Phoenix, AZ, November 5-7.

October 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Madison Skornicka

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice stipend to further her studies in Hospitality Business.

Legislative Impacts: How to Stay Ahead, a COEX Executive Summary

Alfredo Ortiz, Louis Basile, Joe Essa and Dawn Sweeney
discussed the legislative landscape, how it is affecting
the restaurant industry, and steps operators can take to
advocate for their interests at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape Now Available

Join IFMA, Datassential and The NPD Group as we learn more about the key takeaways from the new 2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape. 

COEX Innovation Awards: Honor Chain Operators

Participating in an IFMA Awards program is one of the best ways for members to maximize participation in many of IFMA’s largest events. Specifically, nominating an operator for a COEX Innovation Award, brings significant opportunities to build customer relations, gain national exposure and serve as an important advocate for the foodservice industry.

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Oct 12

Strategic Issues Series: Back To School

Back To School: A deep dive into the current K-12 segment and how the manufacturers are sure to get the passing grade. 

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. There is no additional cost to attend, as this event is included in the Member’s annual dues. From GPOs to The Distributor of the Future, the series brings to light critical challenges and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities.

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