Larry Oberkfell


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.

Gretchen Sussman

CSM Bakery Solutions

IF Makers Series

Gretchen develops and communicates clear and actionable strategies, while also removing barriers to her team's success at CSM Bakery Solutions. Further, she also prioritizes getting to know customers and offering value-added solutions to improve business results. Get to know her.

Jay Crown

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

Jay asserts that in 2020, Foodservice will be moving faster than ever. Be it around adoption of trends, flavors and ingredients. The key difference will be how operators learn about them and the speed in which they are adopted. 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.

Kristin Bird

Tyson Foods, Inc

IF Makers Series

Kristin leads the field selling organization, customer and segment marketing, culinary and training at Tyson Foods. What's more, she is active throughout the industry, including her role in supporting the development of foodservice category management. Get to know her.


Benefits of Participating in Foodservice Rewards

Did you miss the September Small & Midsized Business call? Listen to Lisa Snider discuss Foodservice Rewards and the benefits of a small or midsized manufacturer’s participation in this program.

Increase collaboration with your channel partners

IFMA's Small/MidSized Business (SMB) Committee hosts a monthly 1-hour for the SMB community of IFMA members. In this recorded call learn from Tim Hand how to increase collaboration with your channel partners

Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships

Did you miss the September Small/Midsized Business call? Listen to Kate Vitask discuss how negotiating agreement for highly collaborative relationships can be beneficial for you.

What You Should Know...Before Walking In

Did you miss the July Small & Mid-Sized Business Call? Listen to Patti Venetucci from 4C Consulting Group explain how stepping into the shoes of operators will help you better understand their business and needs.

Kevin Bechtel from Shari’s Restaurants and Pies "Fills In" the SMB Community

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In June, Kevin Bechtel, Sr. Vice President of Purchasing/R&D and Menu Development at Shari's spoke to us about his business.

Connect With IFMA

Nov 06

Presidents Conference

The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

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