Mike Villano

Basic American Foods

IF Makers Series

Mike Villano is no stranger to hard work. After getting his start in foodservice managing seafood restaurants in Manhattan, he learned quickly what types of challenges operators face on a daily basis. This foundational knowledge and his "no shortcuts" approach helps him ensure Basic American Foods' customers thrive in the restaurant business. 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.

John Flood

Wayne Farms

IF Makers Series

John was introduced to the world of foodservice during college when he received an internship from the IFMA Educational Foundation. He understands firsthand how supporting future leaders will better the industry and says, "When you find your passion, you will be successful." Get to know him.

Jim Clough

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.

IF Makers Series

Jim believes that when he and his colleagues do their job right, their customers will embrace  AdvancePierre Foods as a company they want to do business with. He also believes that profitable foodservice distributors are good for the industry.  He advises those who are new to foodservice to have a passion for the industry. Get to know him.

Robert A. Corscadden, Jr.

U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company

IF Makers Series

Bob notes that one of the greatest innovations in foodservice over the past decade is reality food shows, which have turned cooking into drama and competition. People are now learning about foods and ingredients they never knew existed and are challenging operators to provide dishes that mirror what they see on TV.  Get to know him.

Foodservice GS1 US Update: November/December 2012

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Foodservice GS1 US Update: May/June 2012

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Foodservice GS1 US Update: November/December 2011

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