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.

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.

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.

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.

Kevin Delahunt

Sargento Foods Inc.

IF Makers Series

Kevin worked his way through college as a bartender in a variety of establishments including restaurants, taverns, night clubs and Summerfest, the world's largest music festival in his home town of Milwaukee. Now Kevin is President of the Food Service Division at Sargento Foods, Inc. He notes that America has the most well developed foodservice marketplace in the world. Get to know him.

Education Foundation Raises $227,660 for Students in 2017

Committed to giving support to qualified culinary, marketing or food science students, the IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. See how much the Foundation raised in 2017 for foodservice students to help support their success in foodservice.

2018 IFMA Board of Directors Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2018 IFMA Board of Directors! Ben Shanley, Senior Vice President, National Foodservice Operations, Coca-Cola North America has been elected as chairman of the board. And 6 new faces have been added to this group of diverse foodservice leaders.  

January 2018 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Colleen Joseph

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 Nutritional Sciences.

IFMA Awards Foodservice Industry Leaders at the 55th Annual Presidents Conference

IFMA honored several executives and companies through multiple awards issued at IFMA’s 55th annual Presidents Conference. Four award categories paid tribute to a variety of foodservice leaders and businesses who have proven overall industry excellence.

Food Recovery Challenge Participants Demonstrate Action through Outstanding Achievements

IFMA member, Signature Breads, received the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 Food Recovery Challenge National Award. Read more about how Signature Breads was recognized with this prestigious honor.

 

Executive Summary Series: Capitalizing on Chain Delivery and Take-Out

During the 2017 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Datassential's Jack Li explained that consumers are most concerned with the ordering process and the quality of the food when it arrives, while restaurant operators want the food to be great and the customer's experience to be positive, because that reflects on the restaurant's brand.

 

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