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.

Erin Buntin

Schreiber Foods

IF Makers Series

In Erin Buntin's current role at Schreiber Foods, she is charged with being "customer obsessed", which means she leads the company's field sales team to build strategies and business plans that focus on exceeding customers expectations and of course, selling more cases profitably. When her friends ask her what she does, she simply replies "I am changing the world one slice of cheese at a time." Get to know her.

Kathleen Schartner

Farmer Brothers Coffee

IF Makers Series

When asked how she keeps up with industry news and events, Kathleen noted, "dining out" in her response. It's precisely that simple, insightful, tuned-in mindset that makes Kathleen stand out in foodservice. Get to know her.

Eric S. Hetrick

Global P&G Professional

IF Makers Series

Eric Hetrick has lived in eight locations in four different countries during his 28 years of working with P&G. Now Eric is responsible for leading P&G Professional's business around the globe. A favorite part of his job is bringing innovation to the foodservice industry and helping customers create an outstanding experience for their patrons. Get to know him.

Terri Moreman

United States Olympic Committee

IF Makers Series

Terri facilitates the dining operations of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center while supporting other Olympic Training Centers and venues. She helps maximize partner and sponsor products. Terri also seeks new opportunities for the food industry to engage in the United States Olympic experience. Get to know her.

Gene Lee Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

Gene Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Darden Restaurants, was named the 2018 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Gene was nominated by Ecolab and was one of nine operator all-stars who were eligible for the award after being nominated in March for an IFMA Silver Plate award. Gene represented the Chain Full Service category.  

Supply Chain Optimization Best Practices

IFMA recently released an e-book to share learnings on its Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) best practice which was created by nearly 50 leading foodservice organizations.  Learn how you can enable collaboration among your trading partners to foster more effective communication, improve visibility, and deliver tangible outputs.

2018 Silver Plate Series: Susan Terry

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2018 Silver Plate Class and got an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they have to say about their passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Susan Terry, Vice President of Culinary and Food & Beverage Operations at Marcus Hotels & Resorts received the 2018 Silver Plate Award in the Hotels & Lodging category. Nominated by Nestlé Professional.

2018 Silver Plate Series: Voni Woods

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2018 Silver Plate Class and got an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they have to say about their passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Voni Woods, Experience Officer at Giant Eagle received the 2018 Silver Plate Award in the Retail & Specialty category. Nominated by Nestlé Professional.

2018 Silver Plate Series: Michiel Bakker

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2018 Silver Plate Class and got an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they have to say about their passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Michiel Bakker, Director, Google Food at Google received the 2018 Silver Plate Award in the Business & Industry/Foodservice Management category. Nominated by Ecolab.

UniPro Foodservice Honors Key Distributors and Suppliers at Annual Spring Conference

At the annual Awards Luncheon, UniPro recognized its key distributors and suppliers. “This ceremony marks a very important event – a time to pause and recognize the numerous achievements of our UniPro Members, and our Supplier partners,” said Bob Stewart.

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Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel. 

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