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.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. Get to know him.

$252,000 Awarded to the Future of Foodservice

The IFMA Education Foundation has announced they will award $252,000 in 2017 stipends and scholarships.

4th Quarter but The Game is Just Beginning: Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization

Representatives of the 50 member organizations of IFMA’s Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) development board gathered in Rosemont on August 2nd, for their fourth all-day session to develop a best practice framework. But while this meeting represents an “end” of one journey, it also serves as the starting point for the next. 

COEX Executive Summary: The DNA of a Limited-Time Offer

Ira Blumenthal discussed why restaurants use LTOs. He
then moderated a panel discussion on LTOs with Jack Li,
John Dillon and Dominic Losacco at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

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.

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. 

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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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