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IDDBA Elects New Officers to the Board

IDDBA Elects New Officers to the Board

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

At the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) Annual Business meeting in Chicago, IL, the organization announced its 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors headed by new Chairman of the Board John Cheesman, VP of Business Development for Clyde’s Delicious Donuts.

John Cheesman, VP of Business Development, Clyde's Delicious Donuts

Serving on the Board of Directors since 2006, Cheesman has been actively involved in many committees. David Leonhardi, Director of Tradeshows, Tours and Events for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc., will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as Past Chairman, according to a press release.

Other new officers for 2015-2016, according to IDDBA, are: 

  • Executive Vice Chairman - Jewel Hunt, Group Vice President Bakery, Safeway Inc.
  • Vice Chairman - Erik Waterkotte, Senior Director of Sales, Columbus Foods
  • Treasurer - Rick Findlay, Vice President of Purchasing, Whole Foods Market, Inc.


The press release also stipulated a list of IDDBA industry leaders who are elected to serve three-year terms on the board. These new members include: 

  • Jim Antrup, Vice President of Sales, Dawn Food Products, Inc.
  • John Cheesman, Vice President of Business Development, Clyde's Delicious Donuts, 
  • William G. Klump, Chief Marketing Officer, Butterball, LLC.
  • Eric A. Le Blanc, Vice President of Marketing, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Edward R. Meyer, Group Vice President of Meat, Seafood, and Bakery, Schnuck Markets Inc.
  • Mark Rudy, Vice President of Sales, Hubert Company
  • Jerry A. Suter, Vice President of Fresh Merchandising, Meijer, Inc.
  • Dotty VanderMolen, Senior Account Executive, Waypoint LLC
  • Voni A. Woods, Vice President of Deli Bakery, Giant Eagle, Inc.

To learn more about IDDBA’s other board members, you can read the full new release here.