Describe your position/role (in your words).
As part of being responsible and accountable for meeting the overall goals of the Cargill Foodservice business, I have regular engagement and interaction with customers to ensure alignment. I invest in the development of our sales team, recognize high performance and make sure the team is fully engaged.
If your career was a greatest hits album, what would its title be?
Change, Change, Change.
What do your customers appreciate most about your company?
Quality products, alignment on goals, expertise provided throughout Cargill, a team of fully engaged, solutions focused sales professionals.
Share a story about your first job in foodservice.
My first job in foodservice was in a small town in southern Minnesota where I was a carhop at a local diner. Great summer job.
In 2020, what do you think the foodservice industry will be like?
More consolidation on both the manufacturing and distributor side of the business. Huge advancements in technology
What is your advice to a person new to the industry?
Stay focused on the job at hand, work hard and good things will come your way.
What industry challenge keeps you up at night?
Food Safety, Food Security, disease outbreaks in animals.
If you had to describe IFMA in just three words, what would they be?
Resourceful, Informative, collaborative.
How does being an IFMA Member benefit you?
Opportunity to change/improve the industry.
What is your favorite sports team?
I love all of the Minnesota Teams; Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves & Lynx
How do you give back to your community?
Through my church and serving meals at the local Ronald McDonald houses. I also participate in charity work through Cargill.