Distributor Leaders Elected To IFDA Board

Provide leadership in addressing key industry issues.

McLean, VA: Distributor members of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) re-elected nine existing directors and elected one new director to three-year terms on the IFDA Board during an Annual Membership Meeting held at the 2011 IFDA Partners Executive Forum last week in Amelia Island, FL.

“Through involvement on the IFDA Board, we have the opportunity to really make a difference for our industry,” says Mac Sullivan, president and CEO of Pate Dawson Co. and IFDA chairman, who led the meeting. “Together, we can address some of the most pressing issues facing not only distribution, but also the industry at large.”

IFDA’s work includes education, research, and representation on Capitol Hill — especially important as the Obama Administration pursues its agenda through a number of federal regulatory agencies. The IFDA Board of Directors governs the association and establishes major strategies and long-term association objectives in these areas.

The nine individuals re-elected to three-year terms as Directors beginning in 2011, include:

  • William Barulich, CEO, BiRite Foodservice Distributors (Brisbane, CA);
  • Karen Bressler, President and CEO, AGAR Supply Co. Inc. (Taunton, MA);
  • Thomas Henning, president and CEO, Cash-Wa Distributing Co. of Kearney Inc. (Kearney, NA);
  • William McFall “Mac” Pearce, president and CEO – Broadline, Performance Foodservice (Richmond, VA);
  • David Schreibman, executive vice president, strategy, U.S. Foodservice (Rosemont, IL);
  • Roger Toomey, president and CEO, UniPro Foodservice Inc. (Atlanta);
  • Terance Walsh, executive vice president and COO, Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. (Conklin, NY);
  • Thomas Zatina, president, McLane Foodservice Inc. (Carrollton, TX).

One new Director was elected to a three-year term beginning in 2011:

George Watson, president and CEO, F.A.B. Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)

The IFDA Board met while at the forum and discussed, among other things, the new IFDA Washington Insight & Advocacy Conference, regulatory priorities, and findings of a report by The Hale Group that projects the landscape in foodservice by the year 2020. All told, the IFDA Board includes 29 industry leaders that represent the array of companies serving the food away-from-home industry, including broadline, systems, and specialty distributors.