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.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. Get to know him.

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.

Joe Bybel

Ventura Foods

IF Makers Series

Maintaining a strong work ethic and keeping an eye on the details are two key traits needed for success in foodservice, according to Joe Bybel of Ventura Foods. In addition, Joe believes providing simpler and more natural products will continue to be a top priority needed to meet complex consumer demands. Get to know him.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola North America

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 34 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.

August 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Alina Kim

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice scholarship to further her studies in Food Science.

2018 Board of Directors: Nominate by September 22

Great leadership and participation go hand in hand. Your involvement is an essential key to success in recommending new members to the IFMA board of directors. Every year at this time, we seek nominees for the IFMA Board of Directors. Submit your nominations by Sept. 22, 2017.

August: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month Berk Enterprises, Inc. joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.

Supply Chain Integration: Enabling Supply Chain Growth

Supply Chain Management Review’s contributing editor, Eric Pfeiffer, wrote about the steps to success in achieving supply chain integration and the importance of the work being done by the IFMA Supply Chain Optimization board. 

Support Your Operator Customers; Submit a 2018 Silver Plate Nomination Now

The IFMA Silver Plate Award nomination process can be an incredibly powerful tool for learning about your customers. Learn more about the benefits and how to nominate an operator for an IFMA Silver Plate Award.

Shamrock Foods Company Chairman of the Board McClelland Passed Away at Age 90

Shamrock Foods Company announced today that
Norman P. McClelland, 90, passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness. After serving as CEO for Shamrock Foods Company for 45 years, McClelland continued as a guiding force for the company by serving as Chairman of the Board until the time of his passing. 

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Join IFMA, Datassential and The NPD Group as we provide an overview of the recently updated Foodservice Landscape – a complimentary resource featuring unit counts, behavioral patterns and growth projections – providing practitioners with a bird’s-eye view of each industry segment. 

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