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.

Annica Kreider

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

IF Makers Series

Annica’s first experience working in a restaurant kitchen was at a local pizza shop in college. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, responsible for marketing and creating a brand voice for the consumer. 

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.

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.

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.

Industry Achievement is Celebrated with the Next Generation

IFMA had the pleasure of hosting two students from Penn State University at our recent IFMA Gold and Silver Plate Awards Celebration. Read their words of excitement about the achievements of the Silver Plate Winners and their desire to grow and innovate the industry.

Ready. Set. Nominate!

We want to hear from you! Now is the time to nominate and recognize excellence in the foodservice industry. By nominating your customers and industry partners for IFMA’s prestigious awards, you’ll be able to cement your relationships and honor greatness.

June: Welcome IFMA's New Member

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

Join the 2019 COEX Planning Committee

With a new and exciting location for IFMA’s Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), we are looking for IFMA members and passionate operators to help steer the direction of the 2019 conference.

June 2018 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Marissa Ojeda

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 Hospitality Management.

May: Welcome IFMA's New Member

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

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Aug 07

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

The annual IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum focuses on marketing and sales collaboration, providing these professionals the means to apply actionable insights and best practices to work together to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution. 

The program serves to unravel the complexities of the foodservice landscape, delivering powerful insights into the consumer, operator and distributor communities, as well as communicating how to best utilize the available tools for improved collaboration and tactical go-to-market execution. 

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